CHH Diabetes Center Receives $750 Donation From Torrington Lions Club

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s Diabetes Education Fund recently received a $750 donation from The Torrington Lions Club to help fund programs and new state-of-the-art glucose monitoring technology for its Diabetes patients.

Proclaiming their motto “we serve!” Torrington Lions Club President Norm Nejaime, Secretary Phil Dzurnak, and Membership Chair Elaine Dzurnak visited the center and presented a check of $750 to Dr. Egils Bogdanovics and Lois Pelletier, RN, CDE.

“We wish to thank the Torrington Lions Club for this generous gift and for assisting our efforts in bringing the very latest technology available to our Diabetes patients.” said Lois Pelletier, RN, CDE, the Program Coordinator at CHH Diabetes and Endocrinology.

Celebrating 100 years of service, Lions have come together since 1917 for the benefit of the community. Today, they have 1.4 million members in 210 countries. The Torrington Lions Club was formed in 1925, where local members have been bringing their own unique passion and abilities for the betterment of mankind. Their annual fundraisers and community outreach include an Annual Golf Tournament, Main Street Car Show and Holiday Gift Fair.

The Club’s 2017 Holiday Craft and Gift Fair will be held on November 4th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Torrington Armory. The event will feature over 60 Vendors, demonstrations on craft-making, health tips, products, penny auction, picnic style food, a 50/50 cash raffle and much more. Free admission and parking. Visit for more information.

Lions Club International (LCI) established a Diabetes Awareness Program to assist local Lions Clubs in conducting and supporting local and large-scale efforts leading to the control and treatment of diabetes and its complications through education, prevention, and research. Lions have worked with community healthcare organizations to provide diabetes screenings, educational programs and funding, camps, and other assistance to people with diabetes.

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s Diabetes and Endocrinology practice is part of the hospital’s Multi-Specialty Group and is headed Dr. Egils Bogdanovics and located just up the hill from the CHH main hospital buildings.  It also operates an American Diabetes Association recognized program to help people with diabetes, and offers insulin pump training, weight loss programs, carbohydrate counting classes, blood glucose awareness training, and continuous glucose monitoring. For more information, call 860-496-2198.

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.


PHOTO CAPTION: (L to R) Torrington Lions Club and Membership Chair Elaine Dzurnak, Secretary Phil Dzurnak, and President Norm Nejaime visiting the CHH Diabetes Center and presenting a check of $750 to Dr. Egils Bogdanovics and Lois Pelletier, RN, CDE.

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