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WCHN warns patients about possible data breach

A box of medical records was damaged en route to the state Department of Health, but the network says it has no evidence that the information has been misused.

WCHN’s new cancer chief sees big opportunities in merged system

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.

Carol and George Bauer donate $15M for Norwalk Hospital’s new patient...

The donation was made by longtime supporters and benefactors Carol and George Bauer of Wilton.

Danbury Hospital triumphs as state’s only robotic cardiac surgery facility

"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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Danbury Hospital finding success with new carotid artery disease procedure

TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) is considered a clinically proven, safe option for those at high risk of complications from traditional open surgery.