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Wheeler Clinic Names Chief Human Resources Officer

Shaunna Monts, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, was named Chief Human Resources Officer for Wheeler. She succeeds Patricia Speicher Werbner, MPA, who retires on June 30 after a decade of transforming Wheeler’s HR department and functions.  Under Speicher Werbner’s leadership, Wheeler expanded its workforce in new areas like primary care, implemented countless system and process improvements, and earned placement as a Hartford Courant Top Workplace for seven years.

Wheeler’s New Britain Community Health Center in New, Expanded Location

Medical and behavioral health care for the whole family now offered; addiction treatment, complementary medicine, and more, provided.

Wheeler’s New Britain community health center at 75 North Mountain Road is moving on June 21 to 40 Hart Street, and an expanded array of health care services will now be available to people of all ages.

New Exhibitions Open at The MATT

Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), Supermodel, 1994, Acrylic and collage on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The John Axelrod Collection—Frank B. Bemis Fund, Charles H. Bayley Fund, and the Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection, 2011.1825, Image courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

The Board and Staff of the Mattatuck Museum invite the public to preview A Face Like Mine, a major exhibition organized in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a new installation of work by artist Jeanne Silverthorne on Sunday, May 2 from
1:00-3:00 pm.

New Surgeon to Provide New Services at Waterbury Health

Waterbury HEALTH welcomes Dr. Daniel Kleiner, a hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and complex upper GI surgeon. The arrival of Dr. Kleiner will allow Waterbury HEALTH to bring sophisticated hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery to patients in the greater Waterbury area filling a service void. Before joining Waterbury HEALTH, Dr. Kleiner was Chief of Hepatic and Biliary Surgery at Western Connecticut Health Network. Dr. Kleiner was also vice-chairman of the Waterbury Hospital Department of Surgery.

OLLI at UConn Events

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UConn Waterbury is pleased to announce details of its enterinaing and educational lectures for February. OLLI offers academic and social learning experiences to anyone 50 or over. All OLLI's classes are currently taught online, while still offering the broad range of courses and learning experiences for which Connecticut's only OLLI is known. 

Community Testing for COVID-19 by StayWell Health Center

StayWell Health Center will be providing free Covid-19 testing at 1309 South Main Street in Waterbury every Monday and Friday in February from 8am until 10:30am. Testing is offered to anyone in the community who needs or wants to get tested. No doctor approval is needed and no appointment is necessary. This testing site offers drive-up and walk-up testing. Test results come back in 2-5 days.

Acts 4 Ministry To Hold Virtual Bingo Fundraiser Feb. 13th

The non-profit organization Acts 4 Ministry will be the singular recipient of proceeds from a two-hour Virtual Bingo fundraising event to be held Saturday, February 13 between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. that will include ‘traditional Bingo’ and Music Bingo with songs from the 1970s and 80s. 

 The non-denominational non-profit Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. at 1713 Thomaston Avenue in Waterbury will be the singular beneficiary of a two-hour Virtual Bingo fundraiser that will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2021 between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. The fundraiser will be hosted by Get Your Bingo On, and sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank.

Hayes Requests Assistance from FBI for Local Law Enforcement

Last week, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) led a letter with 30 other Members of Congress to FBI Director Christopher Wray inquiring about the Bureau’s plans to train, support, and advise state and local law enforcement as they face domestic threats to their state capitols, public officials, and government buildings. The FBI confirmed threats of armed protests in all 50 states in the days leading up to President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Waterbury HEALTH has Minority Ownership Interest in Wtby. Surgery Ctr.

Waterbury HEALTH -- a local network anchored by 357-bed Waterbury Hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient healthcare services as well as primary and multispecialty physician services and home health care -- has acquired a minority ownership interest in Waterbury Surgery Center, a free-standing multispecialty facility providing high-quality ambulatory surgical services.  Waterbury HEALTH began managing the facility Dec. 31, 2020.  

Covid-19 Tests ~ Jan. 20 & 22 at StayWell Health Center

StayWell Health Center will be providing free Covid-19 testing at the StayWell Health Center site located at 1309 South Main Street in Waterbury on the days listed below. Please understand that testing may be cancelled on short notice due to winter weather conditions. Please check the website and social media for the most up-to-date information.

Italian Heritage Celebration at Silas Bronson

Waterbury UNICO, in conjunction with the Silas Bronson Library, is hosting virtual Celebration of Italian Heritage for the entire family at 1pm on Saturday, January 9th.  The zoom event features  Angela Buzzelli reading Tomie DePaola's "The Legend of LaBefana", an Italian folklore tale centered around the Feast of the Epiphany and a musical performance by Vittorio DiCarlo, an Italian-American singer from Puglia, Italy.  There is no charge for the event however advanced registration is require

Community Testing for COVID-19 by StayWell Health Center

StayWell Health Center will be providing free Covid-19 testing at the StayWell Health Center site located at 1309 South Main Street in Waterbury on the days listed below. Please understand that testing may be cancelled on short notice due to winter weather conditions. Please check the website and social media for the most up-to-date information.

"Be the Reason" ~ United Way Campaign

I am happy to be stepping into the role of board chair at the United Way of Greater Waterbury—despite the challenges our community is facing, for two reasons - the people and the strategy. Donors, volunteers, businesses, local officials, and the United Way staff came together in 2020 as our strategies held strong.