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Networking Session and Panel Discussion on Emergency Sheltering Considerations to be held at Danbury Hospital

Friday, January 06, 2012 - Danbury, CT

Danbury Hospital and the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives will host a networking session and panel discussion regarding Emergency Sheltering Considerations for people with functional needs during prolonged emergency situations. The program takes place at Danbury Hospital, 24 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Robilotti Conference Center, fifth floor-Main Tower. The networking session will be held from 5 to 5:45 p.m., followed by a panel discussion. A light dinner and refreshments will be provided.

Panel Participants

  • Leonard Guercia, CT Department of Public Health
  • Mary Duley, CT Department of Public Health
  • James Paturas, Yale New Haven Health System
  • Don MacMillan, Yale New Haven Health System
  • James McGaughey, CT Office of Protection and Advocacy for Person with Disabilities
  • Robert Kenny, CT Department of Emergency Management & Homeland Security
  • Brenda Mergeron, CT Department of Emergency Services and Public Projection

Matthew G. Cassavechia, Director of Danbury Hospital Emergency Medical Services will serve as the program’s moderator.

Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Laura McCarthy at (203) 688-2605

For more information regarding the Emergency Sheltering Considerations Networking Session and Panel Discussion, please contact Morris Gross, CT ACHE, Chairman, Education Committee, Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives at (203) 739-7161.

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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