Marshall Miles Interviews Dr. Rocco Russo, Medical Director at Community Health and Wellness Center

Dr. Russo received his postgraduate training in the Family Medicine from the Family Medicine Residency Program at the Santa Monica Hospital and  Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA.  Since then he has worked in private practice and most recently with a Federally Qualified Health Center in New York State.


From 2008 – 2011, he was an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine; instructing medical students in primary care and Family Medicine. He is still passionate about the practice and science of medicine, enjoys meeting new people, is endlessly entertained by his yellow Labrador retriever.  He is looking forward to learning and experiencing the community here in Torrington and the northwest hills.


Community Health & Wellness (CHWC) is committed to keeping communities healthy. In a compassionate, high-quality and patient-centered environment, services are accessible and provided without discrimination, with cultural competence, and where all people matter regardless of ability to pay. Through coalitions, advocacy and sound fiscal management, these services will be sustained over time.

Our Vision
CHWC will offer and continue to develop a range of healthcare services for the underserved throughout northwest Connecticut. It will achieve the reputation of provider of choice for affordable, high quality services that achieve positive patient outcomes. A welcoming and caring environment will be experienced by all patients and their families.

​An organizational culture will exist that attracts and retains skilled, dedicated employees. Sound fiscal management practices will ensure long-term viability. CHWC will collaborate and advocate with other organizations to increase the region’s capacity to meet health and wellness needs. 


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