Keep the New Milford Hospital Birthing Center Open
  • Petitioned Western Connecticut Health Network

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Western Connecticut Health Network

Keep the New Milford Hospital Birthing Center Open

    1. Lindsey Burk
    2. Petition by

      Lindsey Burk

      New Milford, CT

There are so many reasons as to why this facility should remain open, but to name just a few..
1. The one-on-one care you receive at New Milford, you cannot get at a larger hospital. You are not just a number at the New Milford Hospital Birthing Center. The compassionate care you receive is top notch. The knowledge and help the nurses and doctors provide while there is invaluable. You leave there feeling confident that, as a scared, new parent, you can take care of this new human being on your own...and if you have any questions, they encourage you to call or stop in. They want to help you even when you leave the hospital.
2. It is important for expecting mothers to have a local hospital. They need to know that they can get there quickly if there were an emergency, and that the hospital is equipped to handle their case. If New Milford Hospital Birthing Center closes, the emergency room will have 'knowledge' but not be able to fully help if a true emergency with an expecting mother were to arise. Danbury hospital then seems like light years away, and tragedies could happen.
3. Bigger is not always better. Not everyone wants to have such a personal experience happen in a big facility, a teaching facility, no less. If they want that, they have many large hospitals to choose from, Danbury being one of them. If they don't, they have New Milford to rely on. They want to close an asset to this town, something that many people like when choosing to move to this town. It is a gem of a facility and should not be shut down due to politics and money.

Please sign this petition if you believe that the New Milford Family Birthing Center should remain open and I encourage you to leave a comment as well as these will all be brought up to Hartford. Please write a letter to the state too as every little bit counts! We don't have much time left to try to make a difference. We have to still believe that we CAN make a difference. Thank you in advance!!

Office of Health Care Access
Certificate of Need Program
410 Capitol Avenue
MS#OHCA
Hartford, CT 06134

Application # 12-31781-CON

To:
Western Connecticut Health Network
Keep the New Milford Hospital Family Birthing Center Open

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. 500!

      Lindsey Burk
      Petition Organizer

      We hit 500 signatures today and have over 100 comments. I will be sending the addendum to the petition this afternoon. Thank you all for your help. Fingers (and toes) crossed!

    2. Reached 500 signatures
    3. We hit 400!

      Lindsey Burk
      Petition Organizer

      We're up over 400 signatures! Thank you everyone who has signed. Keep spreading the word to friends and family. I will be sending the first group of signatures and comments into Hartford this afternoon. We have a week left! Thank you for all of your help!

    4. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • ALEXIS FORD-SAVE WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
      • over 1 year ago

      MY AUNT WORKS AT THIS HOSPITAL AND HAS SO FOR OVER 40 YEARS...THESE BABIES NEED THE CARE THAT SHE OFFERS

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    • Tanya LaPoint NEW MILFORD, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      Because Danbury sucks!! And as much as they're telling you how great it is there- it just is not true!! 4 days without being trained on a breast pump and also not getting one on one time with the LC AND having to call to order your meals!?!? Ridiculous!!! There will never be the care there that NMH FBC can and does give!! And I also do not understand why there are so many lies being told either?? I hope someone important is really fielding all of this and finds the truth in the matter.....and sees what really lies beneath the 'Danbury hospital is a great place to be' garbage... I just don't understand why Danbury based physicians were not told to offer deliveries at NMH to THEIR patients if they were closer, but NM based physicians were told they could deliver their patients at DH- it would increase the overall revenue of WCHN if NMH FBC were to remain open... I for one, would deliver there again- but WHCN will not get my money if NMH is not an option!!!

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    • Andrea Rush NEW MILFORD, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      A local (within 10 miles) birthing center is a comfort for parent to be with innumerable questions and fears

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    • sharon engle NEW MILFORD, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      Cause my kids and grandkids where born there

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    • robin oviatt NEW MILFORD, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      I had my children there and it was an awesome expérience. The nurses are wonderful.

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