Health care agency names Tumpane administrator

Terry Tumpane of Fairfield has been appointed administrator of a new home healthcare agency created by Waveny Care Network, a New Canaan-based not-for-profit health care continuum.

Tumpane, originally a social worker with extensive experience in health care, holds an advanced degree in healthcare administration.

The new agency, Waveny Home Healthcare, will offer in-home skilled nursing and therapy services to clients throughout Fairfield County within a client's home, their family's home or in an assisted living setting, according to a continuum release.

Offerings will include nursing, physical, occupational and speech-language therapies as well as medical social services and assistance from a home health aide.

Physical therapy business schedules open house

Moore Physical Therapy and Fitness will host an open house 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, to celebrate its fifth facility at 3530 Post Road in Fairfield's Southport section.

The event will include examples of Moore's stress-relieving services, such as massage and stretching as well as food and drinks. First Selectman Michael C. Tetreau will do the honorary ribbon cutting for the open house.

Moore, which opened its newest 3,800-square-foot clinic on March 5, debuted its first clinic in Darien in 1990. Since then, it has opened three other locations in Wilton and Stamford.

Library to offer entrepreneur counseling

The Fairfield Public Library and the Greater Bridgeport Chapter of Score will offer free, one-on-one counseling for current and prospective entrepreneurs every other Monday beginning Monday, April 16. Mentoring sessions will be held 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. at the main library, 1080 Old Post Road.

Score mentors will offer guidance in many areas, including finance and accounting, operations, strategy and planning, sales, marketing and public relations and technology and IT services. Appointments are required and must be made in advance either at www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or by phone at 203-256-3160 by 10 a.m. Friday at before each Monday session.

All programs at the library are free of charge. Visit www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org.

Talk on business web presence at library

Fairfield Public Library will hold a talk on what information a business should have online to promote itself with web specialist Alan Weaver 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the main library, 1080 Old Post Road.

Topics will include websites, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and phone apps.

Weaver teaches computer and business courses at Housatonic Community College and is the owner of The Big Picture, a web design and hosting firm, according to a library news release.

This talk is part of the Small Business Strategies series for current and prospective entrepreneurs, presented through a partnership with the Greater Bridgeport chapter of Score, a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses succeed through education and mentorship.

Podcast recordings of past presentations may be seen at www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org.

All programs at the library are free. Register online at www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 203-256-3160 for information.

Chamber of Commerce sets after-hours event

The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and Bridgeport Regional Business Council will conduct a business after-hours event 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Kids First Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, 1478 Post Road.

The event will include food, beverages and dessert. For information or to register, call the chamber at 203-255-1011.

Connecticut magazine names 2 Fairfield doctors

Two doctors from Fairfield have been included in Connecticut magazine's annual list of "Top Doctors."

The two are Dr. Evangelos D. Xistris, a neurologist at Stamford Hospital, and Dr. Michael M. Lynch, an orthopaedic surgeon with Coastal Orthopaedics of Fairfield County, according to news releases from their organizations. Coastal Orthopaedics has offices in Westport, Norwalk and Darien.

More than 5,000 questionnaires were sent to doctors around the state, asking them to recommend a doctor to whom they would send a loved one for expert medical care, according to the hospital news release.

In this year's survey, the focus was on eight specialties: dermatology, gastroenterology, general surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, psychiatry, urology and infectious diseases.

The most recommended doctors, as well as top finishers from 2009-2011, made the final list.