In honor of National Hospital Week this week, New Milford and Danbury hospitals, part of the Western Connecticut Health Network family, have hosted multiple activities to recognize employees for their dedication and commitment to a higher level of care.

Among the highlights at New Milford Hospital:

Blessing of the Hands: A nondenominational ritual performed by chaplains from the Department of Spiritual Care were offered Wednesday and Thursday.

Proclamation: Mayor Pat Murphy delivered a town of New Milford proclamation Wednesday recognizing New Milford Hospital employees for their hospital and community contribution.

Ice cream social: An ice cream social for employees gave them a cool break on Wednesday.

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