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CT health care industry sees reasons for optimism, says WCHN chief

“I do wish that society and our citizenry would recognize that for insurance to really work, all of us have to distribute the risk over a large population that includes healthy people, so that everyone can be covered," says Dr. John Murphy.

Norwalk Hospital-Sloan Kettering collaboration a ‘two-year labor of love’

About 700 patients are newly diagnosed with cancer each year at Norwalk Hospital, according to Linda Versea, APRN, executive director oncology service line, Western Connecticut Health Network, to which the hospital belongs.

Norwalk Hospital reports positive results with breast cancer clinical trials

The trials are being conducted in a partnership between Norwalk and New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering; Norwalk is the first hospital in the state to offer all four trials.

Wilton’s Claudia Gruss to lead Conn. State Medical Society

Claudia Gruss also serves as a clinical educator with the Yale-affiliated gastroenterology fellowship program at Norwalk Hospital.

82 percent of CT hospitals finished fiscal ’17 in the black

Hospitals statewide earned $464 million in income from nonoperating sources of revenue for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2017, a 10 percent decrease from the previous year.

CT hospitals collected $1.2 billion in outpatient fees over 3 years

The fees are collected for a range of services, such as eye surgery and psychotherapy, performed at off-site facilities run by hospitals and health networks.

Western CT Medical Group hires outside firm to improve patient experience

Formativ Health will handle registration, scheduling and insurance verification, among other duties.

Norwalk Hospital, Maplewood Senior Living to open $100M hybrid health center

The 250,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to open in 2021, pending city approval, according to the hospital.

Norwalk Hospital initiative reduces opiate prescriptions by 45 percent

“This isn’t just about Western Connecticut Health Network,” said Dr. Benjamin Greenblatt. “This is something that can benefit hospitals and patients everywhere.”

Western CT Medical Group forms partnership with American Family Care

Patients from AFC’s nine Fairfield County urgent care locations will have improved access to primary and specialty care practices within WCMG.

Fairfield County hospitals finish fiscal ’17 in the black

Within the county, Stamford Hospital led with nearly $36.3 million in revenues.

WCHN announces new board leadership

Andrew Whittingham, president and CEO of Stamford private investment firm C.A.W.L. Developments Inc., has been appointed chairman of the board.

Western Connecticut Health Network merging with Health Quest Systems

If approved by authorities including the FTC, the move will create a new seven-hospital, $2.4 billion enterprise.

WCHN-Northwell collaboration seen as beneficial to partners, patients alike

The agreement is the latest evidence of a growing trend for players in the health care space: Look for opportunities to join forces, or risk being left behind.

Mark Gudis named chairman of the board at Norwalk Hospital

Gudis is a managing partner at Backcast Partners Management LLC, a private capital investment fund with offices in New York City, Los Angeles and Milford, New Jersey.