Western Connecticut Health Network and Connecticut Children's Medical Center have launched a pediatric alliance. Connecticut Children's staff members are now providing inpatient care for children at Danbury and Norwalk Hospitals.
Neonatologists will start caring for babies at each NICU this summer.
Through the alliance, officials say children will have 24/7 access to readily available specialized and subspecialized pediatric services. More pediatric consultations will be also available at Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital emergency departments.
A Connecticut Children's board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physician will provide consultation to Danbury, New Milford, and Norwalk Hospitals Emergency Departments. Western Connecticut Health Network will adopt Connecticut Children's standardized best practices to advance continuity of care.