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As a result of WCHN's merger with Health Quest, says Dr. Margo Shoup, “We will have more hospitals with a greater diversity of ideas, which will help us focus on best practices at each hospital,” which consists of Danbury, Norwalk, New Milford and Sharon hospitals in Connecticut and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York.
The donation was made by longtime supporters and benefactors Carol and George Bauer of Wilton.
"He saved my life," said patient Tony Teixeira of Dr. Robert Gallagher, the only board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon in Connecticut, and one of the only in New England, with advanced expertise in robotic cardiac surgery.
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.
Nicastro will oversee the integrated surgical services at the three WCHN hospitals and all WCHN staff surgeons.
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.
“We are committed to upholding the ACA and the support it provides to the residents of our state,” said AHCT CEO James Michel.
“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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.