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Emergency Medical Technician Bridge Course Starts in January

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - Danbury, CT

Matthew G. Cassavechia, Director of Danbury Hospital Emergency Medical Services announces that a Basic Emergency Medical Technician/Emergency Medical Technician Bridge course will take place at the Danbury Hospital starting Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The three-month course meets every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7 to 11 p.m., and occasional Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Basic Emergency Medical Technician Course will meet in the back of the employee cafeteria located on the third floor, South Building.

Course participants, patients and visitors must enter and exit Danbury Hospital through the Stroock Building Lobby located on the first floor at the Praxair Cancer Center. Parking is available in the Red Parking Garage using the Locust Avenue entrance. Upon completion of the EMT-Basic course you will be qualified to take the National Registry exams to receive your Connecticut and National EMT-B certification.

Emergency Training Resources far exceeds the requirements for state and national EMS programs by providing you with more hands-on experience and follow-up with real world practice in the Emergency Department and on the ambulance with our EMT’s and Paramedics.

As a member of the EMS team, you can make a difference. During your EMT training, you will gain the knowledge, skills and abilities that are necessary to be a valuable part of the Emergency Health Care System. Fee for the full course is $750.00, fee for the bridge course is $400.00 and payment must be submitted in full before the first week of the program. To qualify for the bridge course, students must possess a current State of Connecticut Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) certificate.

Personal check, bank check, credit card, money order or municipal purchase orders acceptable. Please contact Raquel Rodriguez, Administrative Assistant (203) 739-4916 for more course information.

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is a patient-centered health care organization established in 2010 by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and their affiliated organizations, to provide the highest level of care to patients throughout Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. In addition to the two hospitals, other network affiliates include:

  • An integrated physician practice with primary and specialty care expertise
  • An agency for home care and community health services
  • A full-service retail pharmacy located at Danbury Hospital
  • Emergency medical services
  • An occupational wellness and medicine program, providing services for business and industry

Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in Women’s, neonatal, cardiovascular and cancer services; weight loss and orthopedic surgery; digestive disorders and radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for sleep disorders and asthma management.  Both hospitals also maintain active clinical research programs, offering clinical trials for patients with cancer and other health concerns.

For more information, visit WesternConnecticutHealthNetwork.org

About Danbury Hospital

Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital associated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine, the Yale University School of Medicine, the Connecticut School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center.  The hospital is nationally recognized as a tertiary health care center with an innovative high-tech, high-touch environment and is also a member of the Planetree organization. In addition to offering the latest robotic and minimally invasive surgical and imaging technology, it was the first hospital in Connecticut to adopt electronic health records systems. It offers a Level II Trauma Center and Level IIIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Medical staff members are board-certified in their specialties, and most serve as faculty members of the nation’s finest university medical centers offering a higher level of experience. 

For more information, visit DanburyHospital.org and share your comments with us at Facebook.com/DanburyHospital.

About New Milford Hospital

New Milford Hospital is a Planetree organization dedicated to patient-centered care that nurtures every patient's body, mind and spirit.  The Hospital has an extraordinary tradition of warm and caring personal attention backed by top-notch physicians, world-class technology and the newest, most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available. Your healthcare team of highly trained physicians, nurses, technicians and administrators is determined and committed to improving the health and quality of life of those we serve.

For more information, visit NewMilfordHospital.org and share your comments with us Facebook.com/NewMilfordHospital




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