Press Releases & Announcements

Danbury Hospital Launches Clinical Pastoral Education Program for 2012 -2013

Thursday, September 06, 2012 - Danbury, CT

Danbury Hospital announces the start of its annualClinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program in September for individuals interested in supporting patients by serving as hospital chaplains. The nine-month program begins Monday, September 10 and continues until May 2013. Participants will attend educational meetings from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, while providing 11 hours of weekly clinical time (visiting patients, hours are flexible). This educational program provides an enriching chaplaincy experience for participants while they learn about themselves, their own faith journey, and about the spiritual dynamics of hospitalization.

For applications and more information about CPE, visit Spiritual Care online at or call Program Director Rabbi Jeffery M. Silberman at 203-739-7059.

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region's premiere, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. The organization is anchored by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the two hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes the following affiliates:

Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in women's health, cardiovascular and cancer services; minimally invasive and joint and spine surgery; digestive disorders and radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for neonatology with a Level IIIb neonatal intensive care unit and accredited sleep disorder centers. Both hospitals also maintain active clinical research programs, offering clinical trials for patients with cancer and other health concerns.