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    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Rushford in Avon to Hold Free Talk on Administering Narcan to Overdose Victims

      March 08, 2018

      Rushford will host a free community talk on identifying an opioid overdose and the administration of Narcan on Tuesday, April 24, from 6:30-8 pm at the Rushford facility at 35 Tower Lane in Avon. Narcan, a medication used to block the effects of opioids in overdose victims, is now available…

    • Rushford Avon’s Silverman Makes Hartford Magazine’s ‘Best Doctors’ List

      January 25, 2018

      AVON—Dr. Samuel M. Silverman, medical director of addiction services at Rushford who sees patients at Rushford’s Avon facility, was recently named to Hartford Magazine’s Best Doctors list for 2017. Providers were chosen by their peers from The Best Doctors in America database, which includes more than 45,000 U.S. doctors in…

    • How to Maintain Sobriety During Holidays

      December 14, 2017

      For those in recovery, whether it’s been a week or decades, the holiday season can be a stressful and dangerous time. Holiday gatherings associated with alcohol, volatile family situations, busy schedules, feelings of isolation or being away from one’s support system can be triggers that threaten recovery. Michelle Voegtle, Rushford…

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