Press Releases & Announcements

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, NMH Renew Network Agreement

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - North Haven, CT

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Western Connecticut Health Network announced today that they have reached an agreement maintaining New Milford Hospital’s standing as a participating hospital without interruption. 
“We are pleased to have reached an agreement that recognizes and promotes the ongoing quality and safety achievements by New Milford Hospital, and allows us to continue our valuable relationship,” said David R. Fusco, president, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and John M. Murphy, M.D. President and CEO of Western Connecticut Health Network in a jointly filed statement.

As part of the agreement, New Milford Hospital will continue to participate in Anthem’s Quality-In-Sights®: Hospital Incentive Program, a program designed to measure health care quality and to improve patient safety.

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