Business Notes, September 26, 2021

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TORRINGTON, Conn – Ayer Neuroscience Institute Torrington staff members Heather Thomas, Rosa Pagano, Mayerlline Arias and Samantha Cerruto have successfully completed the requirements for seizure recognition and first aid certification from the Epilepsy Foundation , according to a statement.

“Being trained in the latest crisis first aid techniques is a priority for our staff, and we thank them for receiving this important designation,” said Joan Palmer, Regional Practice Director, Hartford Healthcare Medical Group.

When more than care and comfort is needed, first responders and healthcare professionals find that the application of first aid helps to stop or shorten a seizure or prevent an emergency. This may involve giving life-saving treatment, the statement said. A seizure occurs when there is a temporary change in the way the brain sends electrical signals when a seizure occurs, there is a “short circuit” in the way messages are sent between brain cells. . Epilepsy means that a person is at risk for recurrent, unprovoked seizures, sometimes caused by trauma or brain damage, brain infections, stroke, genetics, and brain injury at birth.

The Epilepsy Foundation of America offers training and programs to help lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to help accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. According to them, one in 26 people in the United States will be diagnosed with epilepsy in their lifetime, affecting 3.4 million people nationwide. Common treatment options for epilepsy include anti-seizure drugs which control seizures in 2 in 3 people. When drugs are not enough, there are options like brain surgery, implanted stimulation devices, and diets. food prescribed by a doctor. Our team also works to help people with seizures get the most out of life, whether the seizures are fully controlled or not.

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s new Ayer Neuroscience Institute is located at the Hungerford Center, 780 Litchfield Street, Torrington. Neurology services are also available at the HHC HealthCenter, 80 South Main Street, Winsted, on select days. Neurology services at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital include neurological assessments, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. Local neurologists use sophisticated diagnostic technology, including CT scans, MRIs, and CT scans. This technology is used by our pediatric neurologists and neurologists to perform their assessments and diagnoses.

Call 860-626-8232 or visit charlottehungerford.org/services/neurology for more information.


Thomaston Savings Bank employee recognized by Warren Group

THOMASTON – Thomaston Savings Bank employee Jason Alldredge has been recognized as one of Connecticut’s top loan originators by the Warren Group.

Alldredge has been ranked No. 8 statewide in loan count and is familiar with the bank when it comes to buying mortgages, including the FHA and CHFA, according to a statement.

“I am honored to be recognized as the # 8 Best Loan Originator in Connecticut for 2020. With 17 years of experience, I love helping my clients buy a new home, build their own home with financing from construction or refinance their existing mortgage. Alldredge said. “We have a great team at Thomaston Savings Bank and I personally take pride in every aspect of securing my clients’ finances. “

CHWC receives HRSA awards

TORRINGTON – The Community Health & Wellness Center recently received two awards from the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services that oversees more than 1,300 health centers nationwide. The HRSA is the primary federal agency responsible for improving health care for people who are geographically isolated and / or economically or medically underserved.

The federally accredited health center, the CHWC was one of six health centers in Connecticut to receive a Uniform Data System Quality Award for the advancement of health information technology (HIT) for the ‘quality improvement. The UDS is an annual reporting system that provides standardized information on the performance and functioning of health centers providing health care services to underserved communities and vulnerable populations.

The CHWC also received an award recognizing its status as a Center for Patient-Centered Family Medicine (PCMH). The patient-centered nursing home is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront of care. PCMHs build better relationships between patients and their clinical care teams, and recognized practices are committed to continuous quality improvement and a patient-centered approach to care.

“We are extremely honored to have received these two awards,” said Joanne Borduas, CEO of CHWC. “The pandemic has been a difficult time, and I am proud of our dedicated staff for the vital role they play in enabling us to provide compassionate, high quality, patient-centered care. They always go above and beyond, making us a recognized center of excellence providing integrated health services in the Northwestern Connecticut region.


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