Norwalk Hospital is a non-profit community teaching hospital that serves the city and its surrounding communities.…More Founded in 1893, the hospital is now licensed for as many as 328 beds and has a staff of 418 physicians among more than 1,700 employees overall.
The hospital is a Level Two Trauma Center providing emergency services. Norwalk Hospital's Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center provides oxygen therapy for patients with carbon monoxide poisoning, diver's "bends" and other conditions.
The Yale School of Medicine uses the hospital as a teaching facility, and Norwalk Hospital also has advanced fellowship programs for doctors in gastroenterology and pulmonary medicine.
Clinical programs of the hospital include six significant service areas: cancer, cardiovascular, digestive diseases, emergency care, orthopedics/neurospine and women's and children's care.
The Childbirth Center in the hospital features single rooms with private baths and showers as well as massage therapy for both mothers and newborns. The Jeffrey Peter Bauer Newborn Intensive Care Unit is a Level Two neonatal service staffed 24 hours a day. The Pediatric Subspecialty Center is staffed with doctors with various pediatric specialties through the hospital's partnership with local pediatric specialists, along with the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center.
The Whittingham Cancer Center provides many of the hospital's cancer care services, including opportunities for patients to become part of clinical trials in their earliest phases.
The Smillow Family Breast Health Center on the hospital's first floor provides breast cancer patients with educational, screening, diagnostic and support services.
The hospital also has special centers for wound care and hyperbaric medicine, sleep disorders and weight-loss surgery, and robotic surgery and advanced endoscopy are also available.