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Norwalk Hospital and Darien Rowayton Bank Team Up to Promote Women’s Health

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Norwalk, CT, September 20, 2010 – Norwalk Hospital and Darien Rowayton Bank are teaming up to promote women’s health. On September 16, Darien Rowayton Bank hosted a lunch for residents to have a chance to hear from some of Norwalk Hospital’s health specialists.

Norwalk Hospital’s Featured Speakers:

Dr. Yoni Barnhard, Chairman, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Rakhee Mangla, Gastroenterology

Barbara Schmidt, MS, RD, CN-N, Nutrition Life Style Program Specialist  

Thursday’s panel addressed a broad array of topics – obstetrics and gynecology, colorectal cancer and prevention, and the overall importance of a healthy lifestyle. The panelists also discussed advanced technologies available at Norwalk Hospital for diagnosis and treatment – da Vinci® robotic surgery, double balloon-assisted enteroscopy, and the Third Eye® Retroscope® - the new direction in colonoscopy screening for colon cancer which improves the detection of polyps by up to 25%.

The event marked the start of a unique partnership between Darien Rowayton Bank and Norwalk Hospital that will include a series of luncheons throughout the year addressing health and wellness. “We are very excited to be partnering with Darien Rowayton Bank to help encourage community members to invest in their health and well-being,” shared Colleen Harkey, Norwalk Hospital.  

“Darien Rowayton Bank realizes the importance of health and well-being and we are especially thankful to Norwalk Hospital for allowing our customers to benefit from their expert resources.” shared John Dowling, Vice President, Senior Business Development Officer.

Norwalk Hospital is hosting similar panel discussions throughout Fairfield County. The next event is Thursday, September 23 at 5 pm at Saks Fifth Avenue in Stamford. Co-hosted by Norwalk Hospital and Saks, guests can enjoy a discussion on women's health, a wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, wardrobe presentation and complimentary makeovers. Plus, a 15% shopping pass! 5% of the evening’s shopping proceeds will benefit Norwalk Hospital. To learn more, contact Colleen Harkey at 203 852 3297 or colleen.harkey@norwalkhealth.org.


About Darien Rowayton Bank

Darien Rowayton Bank was founded by leading local business people to provide our community with an exceptional combination of competitive banking services, and thoughtful personal service. Our focus on Darien and Norwalk means we have avoided the types of loans and investments that contributed to the financial industry crisis and can continue to meet the credit needs of our community. We are committed to long-term relationships and offer the conveniences and financial services you expect from a larger bank, with the incredible rates, safety, and personal attention you won’t find anywhere but home.


About Norwalk Hospital

Norwalk Hospital is a community teaching hospital that is committed to providing uniquely excellent, innovative and compassionate health care with exceptional outcomes to the residents of Fairfield County.  Approximately 2,000 employees, 500 affiliated physicians and 500 volunteers strive to provide care that is safe, consistent with best practice and customized to meet patient needs and expectations. 



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