About Danbury Hospital
Danbury Hospital, a proud member of Western Connecticut Health Network, provides personalized care without compromise. We know you well, so we can tailor care to your unique needs and goals. With patients at the center of everything we do, our medical staff works together to provide exceptional and holistic team based care that promotes your well-being.
Our mission is to improve the health of every person we serve through the efficient delivery of excellent, innovative and compassionate care.
Western Connecticut Health Network will be the preferred partner in health and provider of care for the communities we serve and will be among the most respected community healthcare systems in the nation.
Our values reflect who we are as an organization. They provide clear guidance as to behavior expectations and motivate us by promoting a sense of belonging and pride. We are all accountable for living up to and demonstrating these values in our day-to-day actions:
- Excellence: We deliver the highest quality of care and service and surpass established standards through a continuous focus on improvement, innovation and education.
- Integrity: We approach our work with the highest standards of openness, honesty and ethical behavior, with freedom from any inappropriate influence or motive.
- Compassion: We serve others with empathy and a desire to alleviate their suffering while honoring each individual’s dignity and privacy.
- Teamwork: We work together in a cooperative, coordinated and supportive environment that places the team’s or organization’s goals ahead of individual goals.
- Fiscal Responsibility: We achieve our mission through efficient and effective use of our resources and personal accountability for ensuring financial integrity and performance.
Established in 1885, Danbury Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital providing Greater Danbury area residents convenient access to exceptional care, close to home. As a proud member of Western Connecticut Health Network, we are united by our mission to improve the health and well-being of those who live in the communities we call home. We remain the local community providers you know and trust, only better. As a teaching hospital, we are associated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine and St. George’s University School of Medicine.
At Danbury Hospital, we go beyond caring for people to caring about people. We are committed to providing you and your family with personalized care without compromise. We take pride in keeping people well, instead of just treating the sick. We believe the key to optimal health is a strong partnership with a primary care physician who can help manage your health and coordinate your care through all life stages. Come explore our hospital, talented medical staff, clinical specialties and wellness programs.
Employees: 2,483 Danbury Hospital, 182 New Milford Hospital
Medical Staff: 597 physicians and 218 Allied Health professionals
Beds: 456, includes 26 bassinets in Danbury Hospital
ED Cases: 69,248
Inpatient Discharges: 20,463
Outpatient Cases: 422,147
Total Surgeries: 13,895
Newborn Births: 1,987
Community Benefit: $153 million
*Note – In 2014, Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital transitioned to a single license, combining medical staffs, licensed beds and clinical systems.
As of September 30, 2017
Both audited statements and tax returns for Western Connecticut Health Network and its affiliates can be requested from Mary Jo Pawlak at 203-739-8110 or Maryjo.Pawlak@wchn.org
John M. Murphy, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Information Officer
Christopher Lehrach, MD, MBA
President, Medical Groups
Chief Development Officer
Chief Legal Counsel
Wayne McNulty, JD
Chief Compliance Officer
Chief Experience Officer
Joann Petrini, PhD, MPH
Vice President and Bedoukian Endowed Chair, Innovation and Research
Chief Financial Officer
Patricia Tietjen, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Patricia A. Tietjen, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Sohel Islam, MD
Medical Staff President
Martin Serrins, MD
Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology
Thomas Kahl, DDS
Chairman, Department of Dentistry
Patrick Broderick, MD
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine
Aparna Oltikar, MD
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Linus Chuang, MD
Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Paul Fiedler, MD
Chairman, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Raul Arguello, MD
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Charles Herrick, MD
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Fatejeet Sandhu, MD
Chairman, Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
Keith Zuccala, MD
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Danbury Hospital Board
- Carrie Amos
- Dominick Colabella
- Anthea Disney
- Mary Alice Donius
- Cornelius Ferreira, MD
- Mary Garrett
- Bruce Haims, Vice Chair
- Spencer Houldin, Chair
- James Moskowitz
- John Murphy, MD (ex-officio)
- Greg Oneglia
- Dahlia Plummer, MD
- Anne Roby
- Sharon Adams
- Sohel Islam, MD (President of Medical Staff)
- Thomas Koobatian, MD
- Carolyn McKenna
- Steven Rosenberg, Treasurer
Danbury Hospital & New Milford Hospital Foundation Board
- Robert Cioffi
- Dominick L. Colabella
- Leonard DiNardo
- Lisa A. Esneault
- MaryGrace Gudis
- Caroline Kellen
- Michael Lublinsky
- James Naughton
- Pradip Pathare, MD
- Jeet S. Sandhu, MD
- Deborah L. Seidel, Chair
- Christian Trefz
Danbury Hospital & New Milford Hospital Foundation Associate Board
- Kelly Boa Kulhay
- Anthony W. Cirone, Jr., CPA
- William Durgy, Jr.
- Matthew Hawley
- Brendan McCollam
- Thomas Mix, Secretary
- Lori Ohlson
- P.J. Prunty
- Agostinho J. Ribeiro, Esq.
- Noel C. Roy, Chair
- Gregory L. Steiner
- Joshua A. Weinshank, Esq.
Danbury Hospital & New Milford Hospital Foundation Directors Emeriti
- Elizabeth Peale Allen
- Leo J. Brancato
- Isabelle T. Farrington
- Robert P. Fornshell, MD
- William B. Goldstein, MD
- Margaret L. Griner
- Gerard D. Robilotti
- Harold A. Spratt
Danbury Hospital & New Milford Hospital Foundation Associate Board Founders
- Garry A. Berger, Esq.
- Christopher J. Couri
- Phil J. Fiore, Jr.
- Ana-Cristina Herrick
- Michael R. Kaufman, Esq.
- Laura Mitchell, RN
- Suzanne Scanlon Rabinowitz, Esq.
- Anthony M. Rizzo, Jr.
- Mary Elizabeth Salame
- Rajal L. Young, Esq.
*as of September 2018
In accordance with the Agreed Settlement conditions set forth by the State of Connecticut under the transfer of ownership to Nuvance Health in April 2019, Danbury Hospital provides the following information to the community:
At Danbury Hospital, we are not only your caregivers, we are your neighbors, friends and family.
As part of our commitment to the health of those we serve, we spend time in the community promoting healthy living and disease prevention through screenings, wellness classes and support programs hosted throughout the Greater Danbury area. Working together, we are creating a healthier community by empowering residents to take charge of their health.
As a non-profit community hospital, we are also committed to treat everyone who turns to us for care, regardless of their ability to pay. In fiscal year 2015, Danbury Hospital provided the following in community benefit, charity care and financial assistance:
Community Benefit: $143,100,055
Financial Assistance: $115,321,073
- 2019 Greater Danbury Region Community Health Needs Assessment and Improvement Plan
- 2019 Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index
- 2016 Greater Danbury Region Community Health Needs Assessment and Priorities
- 2016 Community Health Improvement Plan
Working for Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN), comprised of Danbury Hospital; New Milford Hospital; Norwalk Hospital; Western Connecticut Medical Group; and Western Connecticut Home Care, you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of other people. At the same time, you will grow your own skills and expertise - while simultaneously being well rewarded for doing so. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Danbury, Connecticut is a rich and vibrant city. At Danbury Hospital, we are proud of our 130–year history providing area residents with personalized care without compromise. We encourage you to learn more about Danbury Hospital’s history here: Challenge and Change: The History of Danbury Hospital 1885-2010 by C.D. Peterson.
To learn more about Danbury, Connecticut, please visit:
Danbury Hospital complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, income, education, national origin, ancestry, marital status, culture, language, disability, or gender identity. Danbury Hospital does not exclude people or treat them differently because of age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, income, education, national origin, ancestry, marital status, culture, language, disability, or gender identity. Danbury Hospital:
- Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
- Qualified sign language interpreters
- Written information in other formats (large print, information in different languages, audio)
- Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
- Information written in other languages
If you need these services, contact the Administrative House Manager at 203-739-6274
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If you believe that Danbury Hospital has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, income, education, national origin, ancestry, marital status, culture, language, disability, or gender identity, you can file a grievance with: Director of Patient Relations, Danbury Hospital, 24 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810; telephone number 203-739-7430; fax number 203-739-8492; TTY: 1-203-749-9188. You can file a grievance in person, by telephone, by mail or fax. If you need help filing a grievance, the Director of Patient Relations is available at 203-739-7430 to help you.
You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at: https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 509F, HHH Building, Washington, DC 20201; 1-800-368-1019; 800-537-7697(TDD)
Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.
The Ethics Committee vision is to provide an ethical framework for finding shared solutions when differences of opinion over care arise among patients, families, and the medical staff achieving fairness, respect, integrity, compassion and excellence.