Danbury Hospital

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Danbury Hospital
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Danbury Hospital
Location Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Coordinates 41°24′19″N73°26′41″W / 41.4054°N 73.4447°W / 41.4054; -73.4447 Coordinates: 41°24′19″N73°26′41″W / 41.4054°N 73.4447°W / 41.4054; -73.4447
Type Regional hospital
Affiliated university Yale School of Medicine, New York Medical College, Ross University School of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Network Nuvance Health, formerly Western Connecticut Health Network
Emergency department Level II trauma center
Helipad Yes ( FAA LID: 0CT8)
Website www.danburyhospital.org
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Danbury Hospital is a 456-bed [1] hospital in Danbury, Connecticut serving patients in Fairfield County, Connecticut, as well as Westchester County and Putnam County, New York.


The hospital has 3,300 employees and is part of the Nuvance Health system. John M. Murphy, M.D. is CEO of Nuvance Health, and previously served as president and CEO of Western Connecticut Health Network, which merged with Health Quest in early 2019 to form Nuvance Health. [2]

Notable departments and offerings


Satellite locations


Danbury Hospital is affiliated with University of Vermont School of Medicine, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ross University School of Medicine, New York Medical College. The hospital also affiliated with New York Medical College in 1974 to support pediatrics, psychiatry and surgery, the University of Connecticut's School of Medicine to support nuclear medicine. [8]

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. [8]


Danbury Hospital, circa 1930 Danbury Hospital, Danbury, Conn (60080).jpg
Danbury Hospital, circa 1930

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. [8]

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. [8]

A three-story addition (Stroock Tower) and a two level parking garage opened in January 1985. [9]

On June 20, 2014, a new 11 story, 316,000 sf addition to the hospital (The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Pavilion) was opened. [10]

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