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New Milford Hospital to Provide Free Skin Cancer Screening July 30

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - New Milford, CT

The New Milford Hospital Regional Cancer Center is holding a free skin cancer screening on Saturday, July 30 from 9 am –noon BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. These screenings will be provided by physicians from Dermatology Associates of Western Connecticut.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, over 2 million Americans develop skin cancer each year. Skin cancer is the most prevalent of all cancers, but fortunately skin cancers are relatively easy to detect and most can be cured. Even malignant melanoma, if caught in its early stages, can be treated successfully.

The public is invited and encouraged to take advantage of this free screening.

Appointments are required and can be made by calling 1-800-350-1595.

About New Milford Hospital

New Milford Hospital, established in 1921, is an 85-bed hospital well known for its Planetree approach to patient care and strong community commitment.  It provides centers of excellence in acute care, orthopedics, cancer, family birthing, and other services.

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, neonatalcardiovascular and cancer servicesweight loss and orthopedic surgerydigestive 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