Danbury Hospital is ranked number 3 in Connecticut for high performance, according to U.S. News and World Report's Best Regional Hospitals of the year. Western Connecticut Health Network President and CEO Dr. John Murphy says they were thrilled that the report ranked Danbury Hospital as "exceeding expected standards" in the management of COPD, heart failure and knee replacement.
U.S. News analyzed over 5,000 hospitals for adult and pediatric care to find the best in the nation, based on critical criteria and patient outcomes. Danbury was one of seven hospitals in Connecticut to exceed the standards.
Murphy says they are proud of the physicians and staff members.
Survey data for the latest year available shows that 70,622 patients visited the hospital's emergency room. The hospital had a total of 17,862 admissions. Its physicians performed 4,322 inpatient and 10,811 outpatient surgeries.
Danbury Hospital has 344 patient beds, and is also a teaching hospital.