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Western Connecticut Health Network Hosts Spirit of Women Girls' Night Out at the Danbury Fair Mall

Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - Danbury, CT

Danbury Hospital Spirit of Women Western Connecticut Health Network is hosting a fun-filled Spirit Girls’ Night Out at the Danbury Fair Mall on Friday, October 28, 2011 from 4 to 8 p.m. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, this event will focus on breast health education with the latest advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Indulge in Good Health

With October being breast cancer awareness month, this event will have plenty of information about prevention and early detection of breast cancer, including advances in breast imaging technology, research and clinical trials, surgical procedures, and support programs. Also, women will have the opportunity to schedule mammography appointments during the event. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. The Core of Spirit Girls’ Night Out is increasing awareness and fueling action: prevention and early detection saves lives! Join us to emphasize the importance of breast cancer as well as other leading health issues for women.

Live Bountifully

This fun and informative event is not only designed to move women towards better overall health but to also help keep women focused on an having an improved outlook on their own health care for a more vibrant life. Going along with our “Bountiful Harvest” theme there will be pumpkin decorating and cooking demonstrations from Williams Sonoma of delicious seasonal foods. Keeping proactive on staying healthy this season, flu shots will be available for the whole family along with fun exercise demonstrations. Free health screenings and risk assessments will be available to educate women on cardiovascular health, joint and spine health, and more. You will also have the opportunity to join Arthur Murray dance studios for a “thrilling” time with the chance to get your ‘swirl on’.

About Spirit of Women

Spirit of Women is a national network of leading hospitals dedicated to improving women's lives with innovative health and community programs. Spirit of Women Hospitals touch the lives of millions of women each year through the presentation of educational events, consumer membership programs, annual conferences, marketing communications and grassroots efforts to improve the health and well-being of women everywhere. Spirit of Women enables participating hospitals to focus on community needs while providing the strength of national support.

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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