Antibiotic Stewardship Program Aims to Spread Awareness

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) has recently formed an Antibiotic Stewardship program to create awareness and offer information on appropriate antibiotic use for patients and providers that are inside and outside of the hospital. The growing use of antibiotics and its increasing resistance is an ongoing issue in many communities worldwide. The misuse and overuse of antibiotics has been a major …

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It’s OK to be a QUITTER – if you smoke!

The New Year is approaching, and as always it’s a time of self-reflection and evaluation of our habits and lifestyle. For those who smoke or use tobacco products – it’s also a time when they are encouraged to consider why they do what they do and to think about what life would be like if they kicked the habit. For …

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Zika Virus: What you need to know

What do CT residents and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital employees need to know about the Zika Virus? What is in the news? Late last year, Brazil, the largest country in South America reported that newborns were being diagnosed with microcephaly. After the data was reported the WHO General initiated an apprehension even though scientific evidence was still being investigated. On March …

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Reflecting on a Century of Caregiving – PART II The Hospital on the Hill

This is the second of a three-part series on how Torrington got its hospital. Sometime after 1910, Torrington native and turn of the century industrialist Uri Hungerford let it be known to his family in Torrington that his last will and testament held a substantial bequest for construction of a hospital to be named after his mother Charlotte Hungerford, commemorating …

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Reflecting on a Century of Caregiving – PART I Charlotte Austin Hungerford

This is the first of a three-part series on how Torrington got its hospital. Did you ever wonder about the “Charlotte” in Charlotte Hungerford Hospital? Who was she? Charlotte “Memorial” Hospital, as it was known when its doors first opened in 1916, was named in memory of Charlotte Austin Hungerford – a generous, well-respected woman who raised 14 children in …

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Welcome to our new blog, Caring Hearts & Hands.

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital turns 100 years old this year. We have much to celebrate as we prepare to enter a new century of caregiving, with many new and exciting projects and changes on the horizon. During this special year we will take a look back at the many people, places and things that have shaped the hospital’s history. In …

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