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 next meeting Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 3:00 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 special guest speaker will be Dr. Danielle Antin-Ozerkis from the Yale New Haven Hospital Winchester Chest Clinic. She will be discussing current Pulmonary Fibrosis drugs and drug trials.  The group is facilitated by John Morthanos, P.F.F. ambassador and lung transplant recipient and Susan Murphy, RCP, of the CHH Pulmonary Rehabilitation 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 

Please R.S.V.P. by January 26th to 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.

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