CHH Welcomes New Board Members

(Torrington, CT) – The Board of Governors of Charlotte Hungerford Hospital has recently welcomed Debra Brandt, D.O. and Jeff Borghesi to serve two-year terms on the Board.

“We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Brandt and Mr. Borghesi to our board of dedicated and seasoned members. I know that their knowledge and expertise in their respective fields will serve Charlotte Hungerford Hospital well.” said John Janco, Chairman of the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Board of Governors.

Jeff Borghesi is President of Borghesi Building and Engineering Co. Inc., a general contractor specializing in design and building projects. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Northwest YMCA, a member of the Torrington Country Club, the Torrington Elks Lodge, and the Union Savings Bank advisory board. Jeff was the past Chairman of Butler Manufacturing National Builders Council.  He is a volunteer for many local organizations, and has helped develop and organize football, soccer, and baseball fields throughout Torrington. Jeff and his wife, Susan, reside in Torrington and have two children.

Dr. Brandt is an medical oncologist and hematologist with the Yale University she practices at the Smilow Cancer Care Torrington located at the CHH Center For Cancer Care, 200 Kennedy Drive, Torrington.  Dr. Brandt attended Brandeis University, Waltham , MA, and then Des Moines University Medical School, Des Moines, IA. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY, and UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ.  She completed her Medical Oncology and Hematology fellowship at Yale University, New Haven, CT. Dr. Brandt is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Hematology. In addition to caring for her patients at the Center for Cancer Care in Torrington she serves as a clinical investigator for many clinical research trials for patients with cancer and blood disorders.

Brandt and Borghesi join the following members of the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Board of Governors: Edward Arum, Edwin G. (Chip) Booth Jr., Frank R. Buonocore Jr., Gladys Cerruto, Richard Dutton, M.D., Stephanie K. Fowler, M.D., David J. Frauenhofer, Jamie Gregg, Kenrick Hom, M.D., John Janco, John Lavieri, Diane Libby, CPA, James O’Leary, Michael Patterson, and Charles W. Roraback.

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. Visit for information.

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