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Dr. Steven Mickley Community Health Resource Section of the Greenwich Hospital Medical Library: Home

Community Health Resource Section servicing Greenwich Hospital patients, their families/caregivers, and the community at large.


Welcome to the Consumer Health LibGuide of Greenwich Hospital!

Hello! My name is Veronica and I am the Consumer Health Librarian at the Greenwich Hospital Medical Library.

If you have a health-related question, literature request or want to recommend a resource to add to this guide:

- Email: veronica.bilenkin@greenwichhospital.org

- Phone: 203-863-3286

-Submit a Consumer Health Request Form (link below)

 

  The Consumer Health Librarian is now offering video reference services!

Discuss your health concerns & learn where to find reliable health information online from the comfort of your own home!   

       Email veronica.bilenkin@greenwichhospital.org to schedule a Zoom meeting

                                              

 

Call Center Hours: Monday - Friday 7am to 7pm 

 

For the community

  • One-on-one consultations: Discuss your informational needs in a private setting.
  • Health-related literature searches: Learn strategies for conducting health searches and determining which information is reliable.
  • Comfortable reading area: Relax in one of the four lounge chairs available.
  • Reference collection: Check out our consumer health books covering a wide range of medical topics.
  • Computers and printer
  • Wireless internet access

For healthcare professionals

  • Health fairs: Support by compiling and acquiring informational materials.
  • Patient education: Help develop consumer health information collections and patient education materials.
  • Patient support: Provide consumer health information at the medical library or at the bedside of patients per request.

The Consumer Health Librarian invites patients, caregivers, and community members to participate in a variety of health literacy programs!

 

Upcoming ZOOM Programs: September & October 2021 

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Where to Find: Food Safety Facts

Tuesday, September 14 l 6 - 7 pm

Zoom video

Speakers: Veronica Bilenkin, consumer health librarian; Tushaar Shrimanker, MD, resident physician

Proper storage and cooking techniques can prevent food poisoning, a potentially fatal illness. Learn about online resources to find food safety tips, how to recognize the symptoms of food poisoning and gastroenteritis, and the four steps to safely prepare and preserve food whether at home or traveling. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.

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Where to Find: Prostate Health Updates

Tuesday, September 21 l 6 - 7 pm

Zoom video

Speakers: Veronica Bilenkin, consumer health librarian; Will Jowsey, MBBS, resident physician

Learn what to expect at a prostate cancer screening, when to begin and how often to follow up. Plus, get recommendations for online and print resources for men’s health information. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.

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Where to Find: Managing Chronic Pain

Tuesday, September 28 l 6 - 7 pm

Zoom video

Speakers: Veronica Bilenkin, consumer health librarian; Michael Foti, MD, resident physician

When you're in constant pain, any advice may seem like good advice. Learn to sort fact from fiction and where to find current, reliable information to get you on a path to pain relief and management. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free. 

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Where to Find: Hospital Preparation Suggestions 

Tuesday, October 12 l 6 - 7 pm

Zoom video

Speakers: Veronica Bilenkin, consumer health librarian; Umar Hasan, DO, resident physician

Learn how to prepare and what to expect during a hospital visit or stay; get an overview of health literacy and resources to help you become a more informed patient. Join in for a chance to win prizes while learning medical terminology during a fun medical word trivia game. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.

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Where to Find: Palliative Care Resources

Thursday, October 21 l 7 - 8 pm

Speakers: Veronica Bilenkin, consumer health librarian; Mitzi Liotta, LCSW, palliative care social worker

Zoom video

Finding financial advice, treatment options and caregiver assistance can be overwhelming when caring for a loved one on a daily basis. Get an overview of the Palliative Care Center at Greenwich Hospital, and available services and community resources. To register, call 888-305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org/events. Free.

 

Community Health Library

Greenwich Hospital’s Medical Library is open to the community by appointment only. To schedule an in-person or Zoom appointment with the consumer health librarian, email veronica.bilenkin@greenwichhospital.org or call 203-863-3286.

 

 

                                                         

The Community Health Resource Section, staffed by a consumer health librarian, is dedicated to meeting the information needs of Greenwich Hospital patients, their families/caregivers, and the community at large. 

Our mission: To encourage and enable people to make informed decisions about their healthcare.
Please note: Information found in these guides is for educational purposes only.
Always ask your doctor for any medical advice.
Phone: 203-863-3284
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm
Location:

 
Greenwich Hospital Medical Library
5 Perryridge Road
Watson Pavilion, 1st Floor
Greenwich, CT 06830

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Announcements

Visit the CT Department of Health Website for updates on COVID-19 state guidelines

 

All COVID-19 Resources and Vaccine Information have moved to this page

 

As of Monday, March 8th 2021, certain departments at Greenwich Hospital will allow 1 visitor per day

(read more at GH visitor policy)

 

The Greenwich Hospital Medical Library is Open!

For your safety, please adhere to the following temporary library policies

(updates will be posted in accordance to CT State health guidelines):

     

    All patients and visitors must wear face masks and  

  practice social distancing in the library.   

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Visitors and patients may access the library ONLY for appointments with the Consumer Health Librarian

(please schedule ahead of time by Email or Phone).

See the source imageVisitors DO NOT have access to fax, copier or computers.

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This month, we also honor:


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 Available in the Library

The following health magazines are available to read when you visit the library.

Diabetes Forecast

Diabetes Forecast

Prevention Magazine

Prevention

Nutrition Action

Nutrition Action

Consumer Reports On Health

Consumer Reports
On Health

Available Online New!

We are excited to offer free online access (when using a hospital computer) to the following popular health and wellness magazines:

  • Consumer Reports On Health
  • Diabetes Self-Management
  • Eating Well
  • Family Circle
  • Food & Travel
  • Gluten-Free Living
  • Pain-Free Living
  • Parents
  • Reader's Digest
  • Shape
  • A Wellness Update
  • WOMEN

If you are using a public computer in the library, please see a librarian for the username and password and log in here to read them.
If you are using a network computer anywhere in the hospital, click here to read them.

Visit Our Library Homepage: http://libguides.greenhosp.org/c.php?g=983890