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How Does the Western Connecticut Health Network Affiliation Benefit the Community?

Wednesday, June 01, 2011 - New Milford, CT

On Tuesday, June 28 at 5:30 pm, at Meadow Ridge in Redding, CT, Michael Daglio, Senior Vice President of Operations at Danbury Hospital, and Deborah Weymouth, Senior Vice President of Operations at New Milford Hospital will hold a public forum on the affiliation of Danbury and New Milford Hospitals.

Western Connecticut Health Network Benefits the Community

Mr. Daglio and Ms. Weymouth will provide detailed information on what Western Connecticut Health Network  means, how it benefits the various communities served and what can be expected going forward.  The affiliation agreement between both hospitals was signed into effect on October 1, 2010 culminating in over a year of intense, committed planning and discussion between administration and board members from both institutions.

Michael Daglio, who holds a Master of Health Administration from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, has held executive level positions at Danbury Hospital since 2004.  He has had instrumental roles in developing service line models and in the major expansion projects the hospital has and presently is undergoing.

Deborah Weymouth, who holds a Master in Business Administration in International Management/Finance from Thunderbird Global Management School in Phoenix, Arizona is a Fellow of the American college of Healthcare Executives.  She is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of New Milford Hospital. 

This program is free and open to the public. Participants are invited to attend a complimentary wine and cheese reception beginning at 4:30 pm.  Registration is required by calling 866-374-0007.

For more information on the affiliation agreement visit

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is a patient-centered health care organization established in 2010 by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and their affiliated organizations, to provide the highest level of care to patients throughout Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. In addition to the two hospitals, other network affiliates include:

  • an integrated physician practice with primary and specialty care expertise
  • an agency for home care and community health services 
  • a full-service retail pharmacy located at Danbury Hospital 
  • emergency medical services an occupational wellness and medicine program, providing services for business and industry

Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in women’s, neonatalcardiovascular and cancer servicesweight loss and orthopedic surgerydigestive disorders and radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for sleep disorders and asthma management.  Both hospitals also maintain active clinical research programs, offering clinical trials for patients with cancer and other health concerns. For more information, visit

About New Milford Hospital

New Milford Hospital is a Planetree organization dedicated to patient-centered care that nurtures every patient's body, mind and spirit.  The Hospital has an extraordinary tradition of warm and caring personal attention backed by top-notch physicians, world-class technology and the newest, most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available. Your healthcare team of highly trained physicians, nurses, technicians and administrators is determined and committed to improving the health and quality of life of those we serve. For more information, visit and share your comments with us

About Danbury Hospital

Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital associated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine, the Yale University School of Medicine, the Connecticut School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center.  The hospital is nationally recognized as a tertiary health care center with an innovative high-tech, high-touch environment and is also a member of the Planetree organization. In addition to offering the latest robotic and minimally invasive surgical and imaging technology, it was the first hospital in Connecticut to adopt electronic health records systems. It offers a Level II Trauma Center and Level IIIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Medical staff members are board-certified in their specialties, and most serve as faculty members of the nation’s finest university medical centers offering a higher level of experience.  For more information, visit