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Norwalk health center recognized, a virtual concert and blood drives

Belinda Ofilos, collection specialist, takes blood from Kimberly Walker of Wellesley, Mass., during a blood drive by the American Red Cross held at Ferrari of New England on March 31, 2020 in Norwood, MA. Walker hadn’t given blood in 10 years but felt this was the time to start again. (Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk announcements:

  • Norwalk Community Health Center recognized nationally with ‘Gold Seal’
  • Rowayton plans virtual concert
  • Give blood

 

 

Norwalk Community Health Center wins national award

NCHC CFO and interim CEO John Gettings III. (Courtesy photo)

For the second consecutive year, Norwalk Community Health Center (NCHC) is among 150 select health centers recognized nationally for “Gold Seal” clinical quality by the U.S. Department of Health and Social Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), out of a field of more than 12,000 sites,  according to a press release.  The Gold Seal recognizes successful screening, intervention and treatment of hypertension, diabetes, asthma, HIV, heart attack and stroke, plus the number of screenings for cervical cancer, weight, tobacco use/cessation, colorectal cancer, and depression.

“The HRSA Gold Seal is even more meaningful to us this year,” said NCHC CFO and interim CEO John Gettings III. “With COVID19 pandemic on everyone’s mind, recognition of the quality of care to expect from a gold level quality leader can ease concerns for patients about returning for onsite visits and for new patients looking for a quality primary care practice for themselves and their families.”

Founded in 1999, NCHC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit treating nearly 13,000 patients of all ages annually, regardless of ability to pay, at its 120 Connecticut Avenue facility and via its mobile medical unit.  Free wellness programs are available.  Additionally, NCHC hosts a farmer’s market open to the public 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Wednesday until Thanksgiving.  NCHC’s website is https://norwalkchc.org.  Email is [email protected]

 

 

 

Wall Street Theater virtual concert planned

The Samples and Christian Rottner will appear in “Rowayton Unwind,” a virtual concert to be broadcast live from the Wall Street Theater on Saturday Oct.12 at 7:30 p.m. according to a press release from the Rowayton Civic Association.  Additional bands are being booked, and comedian Eddie Brill will emcee.  Updates will be posted on Instagram.

Event sponsors include ARC Sound Stage Lighting, All Seasons Marine Works, Eaton Partners, Fairfield County Bank, The Gatt Group, Ellie, Bobby, and Jack Griffin, Land of Sea, RAND,  Rowayton Wine Shop, The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood, Upper Crust Bakery & Café, and William Raveis.

 

 

Blood donations are needed, here’s where and when to give

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give now, to support  hospitals’ resumption of backlogged surgeries and procedures that were temporarily paused due to the pandemic. This Tuesday and Wednesday, The Rotary Club of Wilton will host blood drives with Our Lady of Fatima, followed by a succession of Norwalk donating opportunities.  Here’s the complete schedule thru December, as published here:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 22 1-6 p.m  Our Lady of Fatima Church Parish Center 229 Danbury Road, Wilton
  • Wednesday, Sept. 23 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Our Lady of Fatima Church Parish Center 229 Danbury Road, Wilton
  • Thursday Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m St. Philip’s Church, 25 France St., Norwalk
  • Friday Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-4-p.m.  United Church of Rowayton, 210 Rowayton Ave.
  • Tuesday Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m St. Philip’s Church, 25 France St.
  • Thursday Oct. 22, 8 a.m -6 p.m St. Philip’s Church, 25 France St.
  • Saturday Oct. 24, 1:30-6:30 p.m. Norwalk Hospital, 34 Maple St.
  • Monday Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  United Church of Rowayton, 210 Rowayton Ave.
  • Wednesday Oct. 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m St. Philip’s Church, 25 France St.
  • Thursday Nov. 5, 8 a.m -6 p.m St. Philip’s Church, 25 France St.
  • Friday Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m United Church of Rowayton, 210 Rowayton Ave.
  • Thursday Dec. 10, 8 a.m -6 p.m St. Philip’s Church, 25 France St.
  • Friday Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  United Church of Rowayton, 210 Rowayton Ave.
  • Friday Dec. 18,  1:30-6:30 p.m. Norwalk Hospital, 34 Maple St.

 

One comment

David Muccigrosso September 22, 2020 at 8:50 am

That’s funny, because NCHC’s billing practices leave a lot to be desired. They overcharged me by about $500 and never got their paperwork together, so they still owe me about $150. Incompetence and deceit are kind of disqualifying.

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