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In the Media

The Wilton Bulletin - Stamford Health opens Geriatric Assessment Center in Wilton
Health issues with older adults are not always readily apparent or obvious.

Stamford Advocate - First baby of the year in Stamford makes her arrival on mom's birthday
The first Stamford baby born in 2020 rests at Stamford Hospital on Wednesday.

News12 CT - New geriatric center opens at The Greens at Cannondale
The Greens at Cannondale in Wilton jut opened up its new Stamford Health Geriatric Assessment Center.

Stamford Advocate - Letter: Remembering our friend, Alfred E. Smith IV
Alfred (Al) E. Smith IV's great-grandfather, former governor of New York, once said "The American people never carry an umbrella. They prepare to walk in eternal sunshine."

Stamford Advocate - Stamford and the bottle: Study shows alcohol is a problem in city
When it comes to substance abuse in Stamford, one substance clearly outpaces all others: alcohol.

Patch - Stamford Health Earns National Accreditation
Stamford Health Earns National Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

Patch - Stamford Hospital Receives Top Safety Grade
Stamford Hospital is the only hospital in Fairfield County to receive an 'A' rating from an organization that deals with patient safety.

News12 CT - Stamford Hospital receives 'A' safety grade from Leapfrog
Stamford Hospital has received a top safety grade from Leapfrog. It's the only hospital in Fairfield County to get an 'A' grade from the group.

CBS New York - Mural by Depression-Era Master Artist Resurrected From The Trash To Hang In Stamford 50 Years Later
If a picture paints a thousand words, there is one hanging in a Connecticut city with quite a story to tell.

CT Post - Long-absent Stamford Depression-era mural finds way back home
It took about 50 years, but one of Stamford's most historic paintings is finally back home.

CT Post - Is it the flu or a vaping-related illness? How to tell the difference
One is a contagious virus that can cause coughing, fever, and intestinal symptoms, such a vomiting and diarrhea.

Fairfield County Business Journal - Stamford Hospital Avoids Readmissions Penalty
For the second year in a row, Stamford Hospital is the only acute care hospital in the state to receive no readmission penalty for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Stamford Advocate - Open-Heart Patients Gather to Give Thanks
One hundred former open heart surgery patients - ranging in age from early 30s to early 90s - gathered last weekend at Stamford Hospital to share stories and give thanks to the medical staff.

The Wilton Bulletin - No readmission penalty for Stamford Hospital
For the second year in a row, Stamford Hospital is the only acute care hospital in the state to receive no readmission penalty for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

News12 CT - Former heart surgery patients come together to share stories
Dozens of former open heart surgery patients came together in Stamford Saturday to share their stories.

CT Post - ER visits rising for low-income, minority residents in Stamford
For a number of Stamford residents, access to healthcare may seem expensive and out of reach.

Stamford Magazine - Then & Now
10 landmarks that have defined Stamford over the past decade.

CT Health I-Team - 26 Hospitals Penalized By Medicare For High Readmission Rates
Most Connecticut hospitals will lose a percentage of their Medicare reimbursement payments over the next year as penalties for having high rates of readmitted patients, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Fairfield County Business Journal - Stamford Health first in nation to offer noninvasive uterine fibroid procedure
Women suffering from uterine fibroids traditionally faced undergoing a myomectomy or, in some cases, a hysterectomy - or simply just living with the pain and discomfort.

Fairfield County Business Journal - Medical Director Named for Americares Stamford Clinic
Stamford Health medical Group physician Craig Olin has been named medical director of the Americares Free Clinic of Stamford.

CT Post - Flu season inching closer in state
As flu cases start to slowly sprinkle into doctor's offices across the state, experts said now's a good time to at least start thinking about getting vaccinated against the contagious respiratory illness.

Patch - Stamford Health Announces 2019 Paint the Town Pink
Calendar of Events Detailed for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Stamford Advocate - New medical director appointed at free clinic in Stamford
There's a new doctor in charge at the Americares Free Clinic in Stamford - and he already has a lot of experience with the community.

Stamford Advocate - Life expectancy in Stamford differs greatly from neighborhood to neighborhood
The life expectancy of an average North Stamford resident is eight years longer than a typical person on the West Side.

Stamford Advocate - New Stamford location of 8th annual Health Wellness & Lifestyle Expo
The 8th annual Health Wellness & Lifestyle Expo 2019 will be at a new location this year - the Harbor Point Boardwalk area in Stamford.

Stamford Advocate - Stamford Hospital Receives High Marks
U.S. News & World Report recognized Stamford Hospital as a high performing hospital for 2019-20.

At Home in Fairfield County - What's Up, Doc?
Our area hospitals are dedicated to keeping the little ones - and even bears, monkeys and dolls - health

Serendipity Magazine - How to Handle Common Medical Issues
What to do if you find yourself with one of these common health conditions - and how to best advocate for yourself or your family.

Fairfield County Business Journal - Stamford Health Official Elected to State Hospital Association Board
Stamford Health President and CEO Kathleen Silard was elected to the Connecticut Hospital Association's (CHA) board of trustees for the 2019-2022 term.

Patch - Stamford Health CEO Elected to CT Hospital Association Board
Stamford Health President and CEO Kathleen Silard has been elected to the Connecticut Hospital Association's Board of Trustees

Greenwich Time - Bulletin Board
Stamford Health leader elected to board of Connecticut Hospital Association

New Canaan Advertiser - Op-ed: Influenza vaccination - a community effort
Public health officials and community physicians have been trying to convince the public for years about the importance of yearly influenza vaccination.

Stamford Advocate - Stamford patients benefit from new breast cancer treatment (op-ed)
Recently, there's been an exciting advancement for women with an aggressive type of breast cancer in our community.

The Darien Times - Women share leadership stories at Girl Scout luncheon
Self confidence, empowerment, and contributions to the community were the themes of the first ever Girl Scout Legacy of Leadership Luncheon on Wednesday, June 5.

Time Magazine - What You Should Know About Chronic Lyme Disease
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster is making waves with her recent blog post about her struggle with chronic Lyme disease.

The Darien Times - Experts weigh in on ticks, Lyme
It's not necessary to go to neighborhood parks in order to encounter ticks.

The Norwalk Hour - Norwalk cancer survivor turns hardship into hope
Lavone Roberson is still not used to the photo hanging in the hallway of Stamford Hospital's Warner Building.

Stamford Advocate - Hope in Motion benefits Stamford Health
More than 3,000 walkers and runners, along with 200 volunteers, participated in the 23rd annual Hope in Motion Walk & Run at Columbus Park in Stamford on Sunday.

Stamford Magazine - Top of the Ladder
After leading the effort to build the new hospital, Kathleen Silard, who began her career as a registered nurse, takes the helm at Stamford Health as president and CEO, and shares how she plans to meet the challenges posed by the state of modern healthcare.

Stamford Magazine - Generation Vape
Is your kid using e-cigarettes? What every parent needs to know.

Stamford Advocate - Hope in Motion Hosts 24th Annual Walk and Run
The annual Hope in Motion Walk Run will be held on National Cancer Survivor's Day to support Stamford Health's Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center on Sunday.

Westfair Online - Doctors of Distinction winners warned not to be victims of medical cybercrime
The medical profession needs to be concerned about monitoring its computer systems to prevent them from being hacked and having patient information stolen, according to Peter Verlezza, managing partner of SMB Networks LLC in Hamden.

Connecticut Magazine - Connecticut's Best Doctors 2019
Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors connects individuals facing difficult medical treatment decisions with the best doctors, selected by impartial peer review in over 450 medical specialty/sub specialty combinations, to review their diagnosis and treatment plans.

CT Post - Access to high-level stroke care limited in Connecticut
Getting to the hospital quickly after suffering a stroke improves your chances of survival, but in Connecticut there are areas where access to the top level of stroke care is limited, health experts say.

Stamford Advocate - Honor for Stamford Hospital Wound Care Center
The Stamford Health Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center has received the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D. Center of Excellence award for clinical performance in 2018.

Patch - Edgehill Puts a Twist on the Annual Hope in Motion Fundraiser
Local senior living community hosts third annual fashion show to benefit Bennett Cancer Center

Patch - Stamford Health Physician to Receive Honor
He will receive an excellence in health care award from the United Hospital Fund.

News12 CT - Doctor lays out the facts surrounding new multi-drug resistant superbug
One person in Connecticut and over 300 in New York and new Jersey have come down with multi-drug resistant superbug Candida auris.

CT Post - Final 'Beetle Bailey' drawing on display at Stamford Hospital
Mort Walker's last illustrations of his famed creation Beetle Bailey were drawn inside Stamford Hospital as a thank you to staff, days before the prolific illustrator died in his Stamford home in early 2018.

Stamford Advocate - Experts say worst of flu season might be yet to come
Though the measles have grabbed the infectious disease spotlight both locally and nationwide, experts said people shouldn't forget about a much more common illness that's still a major concern - the flu.

Patch - Spot A Stroke: Stroke Awareness Program this Friday, Feb 8
Recognize the warning signs of a stroke and learn the steps to take in an emergency. Plus: an interactive CPR demonstration by Stamford EMS.

Mind Body Green - What Is Cortisol & What Causes High Levels Of This Stress Hormone
Stress isn't just annoying. It can also wreak havoc on your body.

Mind Body Green - 7 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger & How To Take It For Maximum Benefits
You know that ginger's delicious in stir-fries, soups, smoothies and sauces. But did you also know that it's really, really good for you?

Newtown Bee - After the NICU Talk in Wilton, 'Sleep Health and Tranisitions' with Dr John Ciannella
In an effort to provide valuable resources and practical help for parents with premature babies, The Tiny Miracles Foundation (TTMF) has announced their After the NICU Education Series for 2019 with the first program, "Sleep Health and Transitions" with Dr John Ciannella, Neonatologist at Stamford Hospital.

New Canaan Advertiser - Community Buzz: New Canaan Exchange Club recognized for service; The Moxie Project set for Jan. 29
Stamforth Health re verified as a Level II Trauma Center

Associated Press - Gynesonics Announces Publication of Final SONATA IDE Pivotal Trial Results in the Journal, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynesonics, a women’s healthcare company and the developer of the Sonata ® system for the treatment of uterine fibroids (also known as leiomyomas) today announced the publication of the SONATA IDE Pivotal Trial 12-month results in the January edition of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the official publication of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

Greenwich Magazine - be well
Our 2019 Expert Guide to a Happier & Healthier You

Stamford Advocate - Recent births at Stamford Hospital

Stamford Advocate - Doctor: Mold symptoms usually are temporary
Since Alla Bourlatskii’s daughters began attending Westover Magnet Elementary School, she’s seen changes in their health.

ABC 7 New York - Identical twin sisters deliver babies just hours apart on their birthday
Two identical twin sisters celebrated their birthday last week by each welcoming new additions to their families hours apart.

Patch - Stamford Health Bennett Medical Center Adds New Signage
The new Stamford Hospital, which opened in 2016, is now complete with the new signage.

Stamford Advocate - Patient access tops new Stamford Hospital CEO’s focus
Kathleen Silard has a long to-do list as the new CEO and president of Stamford Health, but one of her top priorities is breaking down barriers to care and improving the interface between patients and hospital staff.

Patch Stamford Health Launches Clinical Trial On Hypertension
Doctors and researchers at Stamford Health are leading Connecticut's only site for the ongoing RADIANCE-HTN study.

Stamford doctor applauds as American Cancer Society cuts recommended screening age for colon cancer
Early detection is the key when it comes to battling most cancers. But with colorectal cancer, early detection of cancerous precursors could actually prevent cancer from developing, a local surgeon said this week.

News12 CT - Hometown Hero: Andrea Bass
Andrea Bass has been the volunteer chairperson of the Hope in Motion Walk and Run for the past five years. Bass says she is passionate about supporting people in their fight against cancer.

Stamford Advocate - Local couple celebrates birth of surprise ‘instababy’
Surprises — pleasant ones, anyway — often come in the form of a party, a visitor or an unexpected windfall. But a surprise baby?

Stamford Advocate - CDC finds mosquito- and tick-borne disease cases have tripled since 2004

Patch - Stamford Health Trustee Mark DeWaele Honored by UHF

Stamford Plus - Crowd Attends Screening of Oscar-Nominated Film Edith + Eddie and Discusses Caring For Aging Parents and Need For Appointing A C

The Healthy - 16 Vitamins (and Supplements) Doctors Actually Take Every Day
With so many supplements being touted as the "next big thing," it's hard to figure out which ones work and which ones are right for you.

Stamford Advocate - New program informs Stamford minority students about health care careers

Stamford Advocate – Female Surgeons Narrowing the Gender Gap
Women lead Stamford Hospital’s breast and neurosurgery divisions, and the incoming class of residents is all female.

Stamford Advocate - Stamford Hospital partners with HSS to open orthopedic center
A Stamford Advocate article explains a unique collaboration between Stamford Health and Hospital for Special Surgery

Greenwich Sentinel - YWCA Greenwich to Celebrate the 2017 BRAVA Awards
YWCA Greenwich 2017 BRAVA Awards Honorees will be celebrated at a luncheon on Friday, Feb. 10, at the Hyatt Regency, Greenwich beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Hartford Business Journal - Mobile app guides patients, visitors through new Stamford Hospital
Stamford Health said that its Stamford Health Find My Way application, which helps patients and visitors navigate to the new Stamford Hospital, has been downloaded nearly than 1,500 times.

Journal International Musician - Pain in the Neck
A case study discusses the treatment of Trigger Points in the neck and shoulder of musician Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal.

Stamford Advocate - Op-Ed Series on the State of Healthcare and Hospitals
Three articles provide some insight into the role of hospitals in the community, as well as the challenges and changes caused by a rapidly evolving U.S. health care system.

New York Post - Choosing the Wrong Hospital Can Cost You Your Life
An op-ed article points out that consumers need to be mindful of hospitals they select, as quality and safety can vary.

Stamford Daily Voice - Allays Concerns About D.C.I.S. Breast Cancer
Stamford Health's Helen Pass, MD, director of breast surgery and co-director, Women's Breast Center, allays concerns about D.C.I.S. breast cancer.

NPR - Mortality In Gross Anatomy Lab
Eleven years ago, NPR's Melissa Block followed a group of first-year medical students in one gross anatomy lab as they confronted cadavers and mortality.

Stamford Advocate - On the Move: Business People
Dr. Charles Littlejohn of Stamford was elected president of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

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