Posts tagged ‘emergency’

July 30th, 2012

Emergency Alert Notification Changes; Cell Users Need to Re-Up

by Christopher O'Brien

The Town of Wolcott and The Wolcott Police Department have implemented the Connecticut Alert Emergency Notification System (CT Alert ENS), an emergency incident notification system. This system has taken the place of the CodeRED system that had previously been in place. This notification system will provide a town wide reverse 911 and “Opt-In” program for our citizens. This system will enhance the Police Department’s ability to protect lives and property by providing critical information to citizens during potential life threatening emergencies such as severe weather, fires, floods, unexpected road closures or evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.

Residents with cell phones or who want to be notified by text message can sign up HERE.

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June 12th, 2012

Will Hospital Merger Limit Emergency Care?

by Christopher O'Brien

By Dan Lovallo

As plans move forward for the merger of St. Mary’s and Waterbury hospitals, under the umbrella of the LHP Hospital group, a new report claims, if the merger is allowed, it could lead to job loss and limit the number of people  treated at the emergency room.  The study was written by Dr. Fred Hyde, a clinical professor of health policy and management at Columbia University and former CEO of Windham Hospital in Willimantic.  He is also part of Fred Hyde & Associates of Ridgefield, CT.   The study was paid in part by the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut.

But leaders of both hospitals labeled the study “one man’s opinion,” and claimed the concerns raised have already been addressed.

What’s your opinion?

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