Cramer & Anderson Partner Josh Weinshank and his wife, Steffani, are featured in a new Western Connecticut Health Network story about their positive experiences with the Doula Support Program at Danbury Hospital, which is part of the multidisciplinary Family Birth Center care team.
Doulas “are professionally trained to provide physical, emotional, and informational support to women and families before, during, and shortly after childbirth,” the story explains.
When Attorney Weinshank and Steffani toured the Family Birth Center to prepare for the birth of their first daughter, Winter, in 2017, they weren’t familiar with the work of doulas but “thought it couldn’t hurt to have additional support during Steffani’s labor and delivery,” the story says. The Weinshanks connected with doula Angel Fredricks, and their experience was so positive, they reached out to her again for the birth of their second daughter, Waverly, in March 2019.
“The doula program is invaluable, and Danbury Hospital makes it so accessible to everyone,” Attorney Weinshank said in the story. “It’s hard to believe that doula programs have not been implemented in more hospitals as a high standard of care and an option for all women during childbirth. I couldn’t imagine having a baby without a doula’s steadfast support and expertise.”
Attorney Weinshank’s support of Danbury Hospital and the Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN), now part of Nuvance Health, extends far beyond the doula program and Family Birth Center.
Attorney Josh Weinshank, the Resident Partner in Cramer & Anderson’s newest office, located in Ridgefield, and leader of the firm’s Fairfield County Trust and Estate Planning and Administration Group, was named the Vice Chair of the WCHN Legacy Society earlier this year.
The Legacy Society recognizes donors who include WCHN or its Hospitals in estate plans through wills, trusts, annuities or other charitable giving vehicles. Attorney Weinshank hopes to connect with donors from his generation and assist them in including WCHN or its Hospitals in their estate planning.
The appointment, which was announced in the Hospitals’ Catalyst magazine, adds to Attorney Weinshank’s community service roles with WCHN. He is a member of Danbury Hospital & New Milford Hospital Foundation Associate Board of Directors, as well as the Patient Advisory Council.
“Supporting your local hospital is one of the most important endeavors to better our community,” Attorney Weinshank said in the Catalyst story, noting how thriving hospitals build a strong sense of community, create employment opportunities, and make towns and cities in each Hospital’s service area more appealing to individuals, families, and corporations.
A 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star and Connecticut Law Tribune 2017 New Leader in the Law, Attorney Weinshank focuses his practice on Trust and Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Trust and Probate administration.
In spring 2019, he also won a prestigious 40 Under 40 award from the Fairfield County Business Journal. “It’s such an honor to be chosen as an industry leader in Fairfield County, where Cramer & Anderson is growing tremendously, especially with the opening in 2017 of our office in Ridgefield,” Attorney Weinshank said at the time.
Based in western Connecticut, Cramer & Anderson has a hometown sensibility, a strong regional presence, and a worldly outlook in Practice Areas extending from Personal Injury to Real Estate, Estate Planning, Divorce & Family Law, and much more. In addition to a flagship office on the Green in New Milford, the firm has offices in Danbury, Litchfield, Kent, Washington Depot, and Ridgefield, serving Fairfield County. For more information, see the website at www.crameranderson.com or call the New Milford office at (860) 355-2631.