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Encyclopedia > Danbury Hospital
Danbury Hospital
Location
Place Danbury, Connecticut
Services
Beds 371
Speciality Community hospital
Organisation
Affiliation Yale University School of Medicine
Certification Level II
History
Founded 1885
Links
Website http://www.danburyhospital.org

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The hospital has 3,300 employees. Frank J. Kelly is president and CEO of Danbury Hospital and Danbury Health Systems.

Contents

Notable departments and offerings

  • The Center for Weight Loss Surgery was started in the fall of 2002.
  • The Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital is the Western Connecticut Affiliate of the Yale Cancer Center. Services range from prevention to aftercare. The Praxair Foundation, run by a company with offices in Danbury, contributed $4 million to the hospital (the largest donation the hospital ever received) to support cardiovascular care. The new center was dedicated in May 2006.[1]
  • Danbury Hospital Pharmacy is a retail pharmacy on the first floor of the Stroock Building and is open seven days a week.
  • Sleep Disorders Center
  • Complementary Alternative Medicine includes "programs designed specifically to complement and enhance traditional medicine, rather than replace it," according to the hospital's Web site. "On-site holistic services include therapeutic touch, reiki, and instruction on relaxation techniques. Staff also provides referrals for massage therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic treatment, hypnosis, biofeedback, nutritional experts, homeopathic practitioners, and naturopathic physicians. Patients may purchase magnets, herbs and vitamins through the program."

Awards

  • Solucient LLC, a national firm providing statistical analysis of health care quality, named Danbury Hospital on its list of "100 Top Hospitals" for 2004 and 2005. Danbury was the only hospital named to the list from Connecticut in 2005. Danbury was compared to other teaching hospitals with 200 or more acute-care beds. Solucient said the hospital had a lower death rate and better patient safety than other hospitals of its type. [2]
  • Danbury Hospital is the only Connecticut center (and one of only two across the country) to get "1A accreditation status" from the American College of Surgeons - the highest level of hospital achievement - for its quality, safety and reporting standards for weight-loss surgery.[3] 
  • The American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) named Danbury Hospital as a bariatric surgery center of excellence in 2005. 
  • The Hospital received "Accreditation with Commendation" from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Satellite Locations

  • Brookfield Specimen Collection Facility in the Greenknoll Professional Building, 60 Old New Milford Road
  • Danbury Diagnostic Imaging Center opened in Danbury in 2001.
  • Danbury: Seifert & Ford Family Community Health Center, 70 Main St. in downtown Danbury
  • Danbury Specimen Collection Facility, 41 Germantown Road
  • Ridgefield Specimen Collection Facility, 10 South St.
  • Southbury: The Danbury Hospital Health Center, in the Southbury Medical Building at 22 Old Waterbury Road, offers three primary care practices: Primary Care of Southbury, Southbury Pediatrics and Southbury Geriatrics) along with specialist practices (Health Specialists of Southbury, Physical Medicine Center of Southbury, Patient Laboratory Services and Home and Hospice Care).
  • Ridgefield Diagnostic Imaging (RDI), and the Ridgefield Surgical Center LLC, 901 Ethan Allen Highway-Route 7. RDI offers a "full-range of diagnostic services" for radiologic care, according to a hospital news release. The surgical center is a joint venture between Danbury Health Systems and local surgeons and offers outpatient surgery. Both units opened in the summer of 2006 at the same address.[4]

Affiliations

Danbury Hospital signed a preliminary affiliation agreement with Yale University School of Medicine in 1971, and in 1976 a formal five-year agreement was established. As of 2006, the affiliation agreement has been renewed four times. The Yale affiliation focuses primarily on internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pathology, genetics and oncology. The hospital also affiliated with New York Medical College in 1974 to support pediatrics, psychiatry and surgery and with the University of Connecticut’s School of Medicine to support nuclear medicine.[5]


Danbury Hospital is a member of the Council of Teaching Hospital and Health Systems (COTH) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Of the 1,100 hospitals involved in graduate medical education in this country, the 400 COTH member institutions train about three-quarters of the residents in the United States.[5]


History

Founded in 1885, Danbury Hospital was a small community hospital for its first 50 years. Its School of Nursing was established in 1893, and the first graduate medical education (GME) program was a one-year general internship approved in 1926.[5]


In 1970 the hospital developed a long-range strategic plan which included a proposal to make the hospital a regional teaching hospital. A full-time faculty was formed and eventually evolved into the multi-specialty, not-for-profit practice called Danbury Office of Physician Services, PC.[5]


Other area hospitals

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Notes

  1. ^ [1] Danbury Hospital Web site Web page titled "Danbury Hospital News:", undated news release titled, "Danbury Hospital dedicates Praxair Regional Heart and Vascular Center", accessed September 13, 2006
  2. ^ [2] Danbury Hospital Web site Web page titled "Danbury Hospital News:", undated news release titled, "Solucient Names Danbury Hospital Among Nation's in 100 Top Hospitals® for Second Consecutive Year - Regional Medical Center and University Teaching Hospital is Only Connecticut Honoree" accessed September 13, 2006
  3. ^ [3] Danbury Hospital Web site Web page titled "Danbury Hospital News:", July 7, 2006 news release titled "Danbury Hospital Raises Quality Standards for Weight Loss Surgery in Connecticut American College of Surgeons Grants Level 1A Bariatric Accreditation to Danbury Hospital" accessed September 13, 2006
  4. ^ [4] Danbury Hospital Web site, Web page titled "Danbury Hospital News", news release titled "Danbury Hospital To Open Outpatient Radiology and Surgery Centers In Ridgefield This Summer," undated news release near a 2006 news release, accessed September 13, 2006
  5. ^ a b c d [5]Web page titled "Education and Residencies: History of Graduate Medical Education at Danbury Hospital" at the Danbury Hospital Web site, accessed September 13, 2006

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External links

  • Danbury Hospital Web site
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health
  • Hospital Performance Comparisons a report released in February 2006 by the state Department of Health

  Results from FactBites:
 
Danbury, Connecticut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2095 words)
Danbury is one of the fastest-growing cities in Connecticut, possibly because the cost of living is relatively low compared to other regions within rail-commuting distance of New York City (via Metro North).
Danbury was first settled by colonists in 1685, when eight families moved to the area from the area that is now Norwalk and Stamford.
Danbury is the terminus of the Danbury branch line of the MTA Metro-North Railroad which begins in Norwalk.
The Newtown Bee (673 words)
DANBURY - For Colleen Joyce, preparation for her fourth marathon took on new meaning when her Redding neighbor and friend Philip Poirier had a fatal heart attack while out running last June.
When she crossed the finish line of the New York City marathon in November 2004, her greatest sense of satisfaction was in knowing the race would create a lasting memorial to honor her friend's loving and active approach to his life, family, and work.
Implementation for Danbury Hospital's advanced cardiac services began in 2004, with the establishment of the Regional Heart and Vascular Center at Danbury Hospital.
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