CHH Forms New Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

(Torrington, CT) – Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) has formed a new Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) Support Group that will be having their inaugural meeting Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Hungerford Conference Room, 780 Litchfield Street, Torrington, CT.

Meetings are free and designed for people who are currently experiencing Pulmonary Fibrosis and their families. The group will be facilitated by John Morthanos, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) ambassador and lung transplant recipient and Susan Murphy, RCP, of the CHH Cardio Pulmonary Department and plans to meet quarterly.

The group will be a place to get accurate, up-to-date information about Pulmonary Fibrosis, including symptoms, management, forms of treatment, clinical trials and ongoing research.  The group will talk openly about the challenges of living with PF in a comfortable and safe environment and exchange ideas, compare experiences and learn from others. It will be a place where mutual emotional support and empowerment is offered, and where people can develop relationships and friendships with others who have experienced similar situations.

The group is supported by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) whose mission is to help find a cure for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, advocate for those affected in the community, promote disease awareness, and provide a compassionate environment for patients and their families. For more information about Pulmonary Fibrosis, visit website at www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org

Please R.S.V.P. by Oct. 27th to SMurphy@hungerford.org or call 860-496-9381.

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 www.charlottehungerford.org for information.

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