Over the last ten years, Danbury Hospital has been on a journey to transform the scope, choice and quality of our healthcare services, with special attention to advances in our surgical capabilities. We now compete in surgical quality and talent with the best urban medical centers in the Northeast. Some of the most telling evidence is the number of nationally recognized, board-certified and fellowship-trained surgical sub-specialists who have left positions at premier academic medical centers to join our endeavors.
Using the latest technology, our surgeons perform many major surgeries by making the smallest possible incisions, which results in minimal patient discomfort and shorter recovery times. These minimally invasive techniques include the option of the da Vinci® robotic surgery system for gynecologic and urologic conditions.
In 2011, Danbury Hospital was recognized by The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) as one of only 25 of the 308 participating U.S. hospitals to achieve exemplary outcomes for surgical patient care, based on 2010 reported data. This is the third time that Danbury Hospital has received this recognition, which honors outstanding performance related to five clinical areas: deep vein thrombosis, cardiac incidents; respiratory (pneumonia); surgical site infections; and urinary tract infection. The hospitals commended achieved the distinction of attaining exemplary results in two or more of these five areas. ACS NSQIP is the only nationally validated quality improvement program that measures and enhances the care of surgical patients.
This kind of quality makes superior patient outcomes at Danbury Hospital an everyday occurrence that is also helping to make education a key part of our institutional culture. This year, the hospital graduated its first surgical residents, following its approval from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to sponsor a new surgical residency program – the first de novo program in Connecticut in 41 years. Affiliated with the renowned University of Vermont College of Medicine and led by practicing surgeons who come to us from some of the finest medical centers, Danbury Hospital has joined the elite group of American medical institutions privileged to train the next generation of surgeons.
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