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    • Natchaug Worker Prevents Woman from Jumping Off Bridge

      April 20, 2018

      When you work on the frontlines in healthcare, you’re really always on duty. For Amy Gallagher, lead clinician at Natchaug Hospital’s Joshua Center Thames Valley in Norwich, that was never more apparent than on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Gallagher was driving with her 16-year-old daughter on Interstate 91 in New…

    • Rushford’s Inaugural Race for Recovery Set for May 12

      April 17, 2018

      Rushford will host its inaugural Race for Recovery on Saturday, May 12 to benefit programs at Rushford’s Stonehaven facility in Portland. The 5k race and fun run will be held Agogliati Field at 25 Middlesex Avenue in Portland. The idea for the race came after Rushford sponsored several Stonehaven clients…

    • Surgeon General Urges More Americans to Carry Narcan

      April 17, 2018

      As the opioid crisis continues to rage across the United States, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams last week urged more Americans to carry the opioid-overdose-reversing drug naloxone, known commercially as Narcan. “Each day we lose 115 Americans to an opioid overdose — that’s one person every 12.5 minutes,” Adams…

    • Student Group’s PSA Does its Part to Curb Opioid Abuse

      April 06, 2018

      A youth group facilitated by Rushford and radio station KC 101 are teaming up to help fight the opioid crisis. SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) created a public service announcement urging adults to properly dispose of their unused and expired prescription medication so it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands….

    • Help for the Homeless: Taking it to the Streets

      April 05, 2018

      Editor’s note: Hartford HealthCare Senior Communications Specialist Steve Coates recently spent time embedded with Rushford staff members whose jobs include documenting and helping the homeless. Here is their story: Tim Washington couldn’t sleep. It was the coldest night of the year, and Washington, a case manager for Rushford’s Homeless Outreach Program,…

    • Recovery Coaches to Help Opioid Addicted Patients at Hartford Hospital Connect to Treatment

      March 27, 2018

      With the continued rise in opioid related deaths in Connecticut, Hartford Hospital and the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network (BHN) are taking action to help those battling addiction find recovery. Hartford Hospital will soon have recovery coaches available seven days a week in its emergency department to help patients connect…

    • Hartford HealthCare Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport

      March 27, 2018

      Ascension and its St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Hartford HealthCare for Hartford to acquire St. Vincent’s and all of its related operations.  St. Vincent’s, with more than 3,200 associates, includes a licensed 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility…

    • FDA Moves to Reduce Amount of Nicotine in Cigarettes

      March 20, 2018

      The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advancing a plan to reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes to “minimally or non-addictive levels.” In a statement released March 15, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said he is asking for a regulatory review to explore a product standard…

    • How School Walkout Could Help Ease Children’s Fears of Gun Violence

      March 15, 2018

      If your kids participated in the nationwide school walkout March 14 to protest gun violence they weren’t just taking a stand.  They might also be helping their mental health and easing anxiety they feel about a mass shooting happening at their school. A month after 17 students were gunned down…

    • Rep. DeLauro: ‘I’ll Fight Like Hell’ for Opioid-Treatment Funding

      March 14, 2018

      Better care coordination, job training for social workers and expanding the recovery coach program were some of the suggestions during a roundtable discussion Monday led by U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro at the Rushford Silver Street facility in Middletown. The event was attended by more than 30 addiction experts, law enforcement…

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