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Danbury Hospital Offers Basic Emergency Medical Technician Course in September

Monday, July 22, 2013 - Danbury, CT

Matthew G. Cassavechia, Director of Western Connecticut Health Network Emergency Medical Services is pleased to announce that a Basic Emergency Medical Technician Course will take place at Danbury Hospital starting Tuesday, September 10, 2013 (online registration). The three-month course meets every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7 to 11 p.m.; some Wednesday evenings also from 7 to 11 p.m. and occasional Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Basic Emergency Medical Technician Course will meet in John C. Creasy Center for Health Education Auditorium located on the 5th floor of the Tower Lobby.

Course participants, patients and visitors must enter and exit the Danbury Hospital through the Stroock Building Lobby located on the first floor at the Praxair Cancer Center. Parking is available in the Red Parking Garage using the Locust Avenue entrance.

Upon completion of the EMT-Basic course you will be qualified to take the National Registry exams to receive your Connecticut and National EMT-B certification.

Emergency Training Resources far exceeds the requirements for state and national EMS programs by providing you with more hands-on experience and follow-up with real world practice in the Emergency Department and on the ambulance with our EMT's and Paramedics.

As a member of the EMS team, you can make a difference. During your EMT training, you will gain the knowledge, skills and abilities that are necessary to be a valuable part of the Emergency Health Care System.

Fee for the three month course is $795.00 and includes both course materials. Payment must be submitted in full before the start of the program. All students will be subject to a criminal background before classes begin. Personal check, bank check, money order or credit card is an acceptable form of payment.

For information on Danbury Hospital Emergency Medical Services, visit DanburyHospital.org.

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region's premier, 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 Medical Group, an integrated physician practice with primary and specialty care expertise
  • Western Connecticut Home Care, an agency for home care and community health services
  • The Western Connecticut Health Network Foundations
  • emergency medical and Level II trauma services
  • an occupational wellness and medicine program, providing services for business and industry
  • a nationally renowned Biomedical Research Institute

Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in women's health, cardiovascular and cancer services; minimally invasive joint and spine surgery; digestive disorders, weight-loss (bariatric) surgery, 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. Danbury Hospital was named a Top 100 Hospital by US News and World reports in 2012; a and a Top 100 for Value by Cleverly and Associates. New Milford Hospital is well known as a Planetree hospital and for its Plow to Plate, farm to table food program.

For more information, visit WesternConnecticutHealthNetwork.org, DanburyHospital.org; NewMilfordHospital.org and share your comments with us at Facebook.com/DanburyHospital or Facebook.com/NewMilfordHospital.

Imagine Build Transform: The Campaign for Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is conducting a capital campaign to meet patients' changing needs with next generation facilities, resources, talent, and technologies. Our priority areas are the Patient Tower, Emergency Department, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Danbury Hospital, the Emergency Department at New Milford Hospital, and the Biomedical Research Institute. To learn more, please call the Foundation office at (203) 739-7227 or visit us at TheCampaignForWCTHN.org.




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