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WCHN, Health Quest Systems merger approved; entity will be called Nuvance...

Pronounced “NEW-vance,” the new system will serve 1.5 million residents across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut and consist of more than 2,600 physicians and 12,000 employees. Projected annual revenues of the system are $2.4 billion.

Mixed reaction to Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget proposal

Among those criticizing aspects of the new governor's plan: Hospitals, accountants, and Republican lawmakers.

WCHN names Jeffrey M. Nicastro as network chair of surgery

Nicastro will oversee the integrated surgical services at the three WCHN hospitals and all WCHN staff surgeons.

Peter Cordeau named president of Norwalk Hospital

Cordeau had been CEO of Sharon Hospital since March 2016 and president of the same facility since August 2017.

Danbury doctor, team developing early detection diagnostic tool for gynecological cancers

The liquid biopsy for ovarian and endometrial cancers has the potential of having the same effect that the pap test has had in lowering the incidences of cervical cancer, says Dr. John Martignetti.

After Obamacare ruled unconstitutional, CT lawmakers and health care officials scramble

“We are committed to upholding the ACA and the support it provides to the residents of our state,” said AHCT CEO James Michel.

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.

Hospitals increasingly relying on donors to meet costs

“We’re fortunate in that the communities we serve like to be a part of us reaching our goals,” said Greenwich Hospital COO Diane Kelly.

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.