About Us - Stamford Health

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What Patient-Centered Care Means for You

At Stamford Health, we believe that every patient deserves compassionate, personalized care and access to the most sophisticated clinical expertise available. This commitment is reflected in everything we do, from the clinicians on our team to the way they treat patients, from the way we communicate and collaborate to the thoughtful design of our spaces.

Advanced, Comprehensive Care for Lower Fairfield County

From primary care through our region's most comprehensive and advanced specialty services, we provide world-class care that is always within reach.

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Our Mission

We're committed to providing personalized compassionate care, clinical expertise, and the most advanced technology for every aspect of your healthcare journey.

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Deeply Committed. Widely Awarded.

Our organization-wide commitment to quality, safety, and patient care has been recognized by many organizations including:

Named one of 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals in six areas.

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Stamford Health is one of only 90 healthcare organizations worldwide to earn Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care by Planetree International.

Recognized as Great Place to Work by the global authority on workplace culture and employee experience.

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Received ANCC Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence and dedication to the highest quality of care.

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Stamford Hospital received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022, the only hospital in Fairfield County to achieve this merit.

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Exceptional Care Attracts Powerful Partners

Our high-quality, patient-centered approach has helped us forge relationships with renowned institutions from around the country. The best working with the best ensure that you will have access to world-class care without having to leave Fairfield County.

Stamford Health's Bennett Cancer Center, a Collaborative Member of Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the top cancer center in New England.

Stamford Health and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have created a premier center for specialty orthopedic care. HSS has earned 11 straight #1 rankings for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.

Stamford Health is the largest teaching affiliate for Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. We offer undergraduate elective and internship opportunities, as well as graduate medical education opportunities, including residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, OB-GYN & surgery.

Additionally, Stamford Health recently expanded its relationship with Columbia University to offer treatment and expertise from Columbia University Irving Medical Center's nationally recognized heart surgeons, right here at Stamford Hospital.

Comprehensive Care, Conveniently Located

Find the care you deserve at 40 locations throughout Fairfield County.

Stamford Hospital on the Bennett Medical Center Campus

  • Newest facility in Connecticut, licensed for 305 beds
  • First LEED-certified hospital in Connecticut
  • Level II Trauma Center
  • More than 950 members on our medical staff across all specialties
  • Emergency Department featuring private treatment rooms, a separate pediatric emergency department, dedicated services for seniors through the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Initiative, lab and radiology services, and access to specialists in all fields of medicine

Stamford Health Ambulatory Network

  • Advanced imaging, outpatient rehabilitation, physical therapy, wound care, ambulatory surgery, and more
  • Convenient, multispecialty locations across lower Fairfield County, including Stamford, Greenwich, New Canaan, and Wilton
  • Immediate Care Center in Stamford for urgent medical needs
  • Medically supervised fitness and wellness at the Sarner Health and Fitness Institute

Stamford Health Medical Group

  • Region's largest, most comprehensive physician-led medical group offering primary and specialty care
  • Convenient locations across lower Fairfiel County, including Stamford, Greenwich, NewCanaan, Norwalk, and Wilton
  • Walk-in appointments available to meet urgent medical needs
  • Virtual care options available

Where Should You Go?

If you need care right away, Stamford Health offers a variety of options for your situation.

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Community-Focused Help for All

Our commitment to improving the well-being of our community includes programs, supportive offering, and regular Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA). With the Stamford Community Collaborative, we work with Charter Oak Communities and more than 50 other partners to support Stamford through the Vita Health & Wellness Partnership. We're the fifth largest health system in the state, yet we provide the second highest rate of uncompensated care. In 2020, this included approximately $90 million in uncompensated care to our community.

Stamford Hospital Foundation

Our Foundation secures financial resources for technology acquisition, sustaining programs, and enhanding patient-centered services, including Pain the Town Pink, Hope in Motion, and our largest current philanthropic program Healing Reimagined-the Campaign for Women and Babies.

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Meet the Board of Directors and Leadership Team

Meet the Board of Directors & Leadership Team

Meet Our President & CEO

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Kathleen Silard, MS, BSN, RN, FACHE

Kathleen Silard likes to say that Stamford Health “offers world-class care, provided by kind and caring people, in a state-of-the-art setting.” And she would know. After serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for 15 years starting in 2003, Kathleen Silard was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in 2018.

Under Kathleen’s leadership, Stamford Health has experienced meaningful growth and advanced both quality and clinical programs, achieving recognitions by major organizations such as U.S. News & World Report, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the Great Place to Work organization, Planetree International, and the American Heart Association. Stamford Health also established collaborative relationships with Hospital for Special Surgery and Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, and an expanded relationship with Columbia University Irving Medical Center, bringing the country’s best clinical care right here to Fairfield County. In recent years, Kathleen shepherded Stamford Health through the COVID-19 pandemic, collaborating with community partners to serve at-risk groups, and even forging a unique partnership with the military to set up an alternative care site that was a regional resource during the 2020 spring surge.

As Executive Vice President, Kathleen led the on-time and under-budget development of the new Stamford Hospital on the Bennett Medical Center campus in 2016, a $450 million facility that was the first LEED-certified hospital in Connecticut.

Kathleen serves on the Board of Directors for various organizations seeking to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities served by Stamford Health, including AdvanceCT and the Connecticut Hospital Association. She has been the recipient of several awards recognizing her dedication to the community, including Women with Impact from the Women’s Business Development Council and Women Who Inspire from the YWCA-Greenwich.

Kathleen lives in Greenwich, CT, and enjoys spending time with her husband, three sons, and dog, Maddie. She is a voracious reader and loves to travel.

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President & CEO, Kathy Silard

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