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Health Network Offers Crisis Intervention Services in Conjunction with Community Partners

Encourages Community To Take Advantage Of Available Supports In Aftermath Of Newtown Tragedy

The Western Connecticut Health Network in conjunction with community providers is offering Crisis Intervention Services 24/7 to area residents needing assistance and or care for themselves or their families. Services can be accessed by calling 203-739-7007. In addition, Connecticut's 211 InfoLine, a 24/7 call line with bi-lingual capabilities is available to connect callers to counselors or other needed supports.

For those that may not be comfortable reaching out for help in this way, Danbury Hospital is suggesting alternative assistance may be found by contacting your clergy, your physician or your child's Pediatrician and school counselors or psychologists.

We extend our deepest sympathies to those who have been affected by this tragedy. This is our home and community and we want to reassure area residents that the Western Connecticut Health Network hospitals are here, ready to serve your needs today and going forward.

On a separate note, the Red Cross is reporting that it has what it needs to support response efforts. If people want to make a donation to support the affected families, the United Way of Western Connecticut has created a Sandy Hook School Support Fund

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 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 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.

Date posted - 12/16/2012