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Danbury Hospital Family Birth Center Now Offers Perinatal Bereavement - Family Support Group

Friday, March 09, 2012 - Danbury, CT

The Family Birth Center at Danbury Hospital has announced it now offers a Perinatal Bereavement – Family Support Group that is open to individuals and families who have suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. The Perinatal Bereavement – Family Support Group’s first meeting will be held at Danbury Hospital on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the 10 Tower Conference Room. Free parking is available in the Red Parking Garage, Locust Avenue entrance.

According to Michele Rybos, RNC, BSN, C-OB, C-EFM, CCE, Assistant Nurse Manager, Family Birth Center and Coordinator of the Perinatal Bereavement – Family Support Group, the loss of a baby is not defined by time, so it does not have to be a recent loss. Michele Rybos successfully completed Resolve through Sharing (RTS) perinatal bereavement training in May 2011.

The Perinatal Bereavement – Family Support Group program will continue to be held at Danbury Hospital on the third Wednesday of every month, starting Wednesday, March 21st.

For more in information regarding Danbury Hospital’s Family Birth Center Perinatal Bereavement – Family Support Group, please call Michele Rybos at (203) 739-6136.

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 University of 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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