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For Immediate Release:
U.S. News Ranks Norwalk Hospital # 6 in Connecticut
Norwalk, CT, July 16, 2013 -- U.S. News & World Report today released its annual
“Best Hospitals” rankings. Norwalk Hospital is ranked # 6 in Connecticut and is recognized
among the Best Hospitals in Western Connecticut. It is also recognized among Best Hospitals
in Fairfield County. Norwalk received further recognition for high performance in
Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Geriatrics and Pulmonology.
According to U.S. News, hospital rankings were based on criteria such as patient
safety measures, survival rates and other objective data. The annual U.S. News Best
Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most
challenging patients.
“We are pleased to receive recognition again this year from U.S. News & World Report
for our efforts on behalf of our patients,” said Dan DeBarba, president and CEO of Norwalk
Hospital. “Norwalk Hospital is committed to its mission to provide ‘uniquely excellent,
innovative and compassionate health care with exceptional outcomes,’” he added.
“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud
of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. Only about fifteen percent of
hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just three
percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.
Norwalk Hospital is an acute care, community teaching hospital serving an area
population of 272,000 in Fairfield County and beyond. In addition to its inpatient services,
Norwalk Hospital also offers a full range of outpatient services, including ambulatory surgery,
gastroenterology, pulmonary rehabilitation, cardiac and vascular services, oncology, women’s
services, wound care, diabetes management, behavioral health, physical therapy, occupational
therapy, audiology, imaging and sleep services. For more information about Norwalk Hospital,
visit www.norwalk.hospital.org.
The complete rankings and methodology are available at