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Health Network Encourages Use of Local Shelters

Monday, October 31, 2011 - Danbury, CT

Municipalities Providing After-Storm Shelter Leaving Hospital Capacity for Ill and Injured

Western Connecticut Health Network is encouraging local residents affected by the recent snow storm to utilize area Municipal shelters in their communities to address their short term shelter needs. These shelters have been carefully organized for scenarios much like this community is currently experiencing and are designed to provide for the needs of those requiring a warm place to rest with basic amenities at hand. A list of area shelters is available at or by dialing 211. Shelters currently mentioned on the 211 site include:

  • Bethel Municipal Center, 1 School Street Map
  • Danbury War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive Map
  • New Fairfield High School, 54 Gillotti Road Map
  • Sarah Noble School, 25 Sunny Valley Road Map
  • Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street Map
  • Oxford High School, 61 Quaker Farms Road Map
  • Joel Barlow High School, 100 Black Rock Turnpike, Redding Map
  • Yanity Gym, 60 prospect Street, Ridgefield Map
  • Seymour Middle School, 211 Mountain Road Map
  • Pomperaug High School, 234 Judd Road, Southbury Map
  • Southbury Senior Center, 561 Main Street Map 
  • Miller School, 217 Wolfpit Road, Wilton Map

Western Connecticut Health Network continues to work closely with area first responders and emergency management officers to provide access for those residents requiring medical assistance. In order to maintain capacity for the acutely ill or injured, the network is asking all residents who are not injured or ill, to utilize these area shelters.

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 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.

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