Press Releases & Announcements

Danbury Hospital Presents Fall Health Series at The Greens

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - Danbury, CT

Danbury Hospital is presenting a four-part series of health lectures at The Greens at Cannondale throughout the fall. Prior to each presentation at 6 pm, The Greens at Cannondale will host a dinner at 5:30pm. Please R.S.V.P. by calling 1-800-516-3658. The series includes:

The Hospitalist as Your Inpatient Specialist

Wednesday, October 26, 6 – 7pm

Presented by Hospitalist Heather Sung, MD and Internist and GI Specialist Arthur D’Souza, MD

This presentation will provide information on what a Hospitalist is and the benefits of having a specialist close throughout a hospital stay. Come and learn how the Hospitalist communicates with the Primary Care Physician, and how this program benefits a patient’s care at both the hospital and the doctor’s office.

Advances in Treating Varicose Veins

Wednesday, November 2, 6 – 7 pm

Presented by Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon Alan M. Dietzek, MD, RPVI, FACS

Varicose veins and other vein conditions can be painful and the cause of embarrassment. This program will discuss the various vein-related conditions and provide information on the most advanced procedures available.

Common Causes of Hip Pain

Wednesday, November 9, 6 – 7 pm

Presented by Orthopedic Surgeon Sanjay Gupta, MD

A large portion of our population experiences some form of hip pain, and for some it limits active lifestyles. This program will cover the many causes of hip pain and provide information on the latest treatments available.

The Advancements of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Tuesday, November 15, 6 – 7 pm

Colorectal Surgeon Christopher M. Foglia, MD

Tremendous advances have occurred over the last ten years with regard to minimally invasive surgery that have improved outcomes and recovery time. This talk will outline the advantages of such surgeries.

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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.

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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.

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About New Milford Hospital

New Milford 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. The Hospital is a Planetree organization dedicated to patient-centered care that nurtures every patient's body, mind and spirit.

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