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 and the way they treat patients to the way we communicate and collaborate.

Together with our physicians, we provide a broad range of high-quality health and wellness services focused on the needs of our communities.

What Sets Us Apart

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.

Deeply Committed. Widely Awarded.

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


Stamford Hospital Awarded Spring 2023 'A' Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group


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In addition to being recognized as a U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospital in seven areas, Stamford Hospital is the only hospital in Fairfield County to be recognized as a Best Hospital for Maternity in 2024.

Planetree Certified


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

Great Place to Work Certified

Stamford Health 2023 Certification Badge

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

Magnet Recognized


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

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 ensures that you will have access to world-class care without having to leave Fairfield County.

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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.
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Stamford Health with Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). HSS has earned 14 straight #1 rankings for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.
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Stamford Health is the largest teaching affiliate for the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. We offer undergraduate and graduate medical education opportunities. We have also expanded our relationship with Columbia University to offer treatment from Columbia University Irving Medical Center's nationally recognized heart surgeons here at Stamford Hospital.

Serving The Needs Of Our Community


Conveniently Located

Find the care you deserve at 40 locations throughout Fairfield County. Not sure where to go? If you need care right away, Stamford Health offers a variety of options for your situation. 

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

Community-Focused Help for All

Stamford Health is committed to its efforts surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. Here at Stamford Health, we earn the trust of all by celebrating and understanding diversity, being inclusive and respectful of others, and ensuring equitable treatment for all.

Stamford Hospital Foundation

Our mission at the Foundation is to support Stamford Health's vision of becoming the recognized regional center for health. Together, our efforts help to support acquiring the latest technology, supporting key medical programs, and enhancing our services. For us, philanthropy has a tremendous impact on the quality of care we offer you and your family. That’s why no gift is too small or too large to help us advance the health and well-being of children, individuals, and families throughout the greater Stamford community.

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Our Leadership

Kathleen Silard, MS, BSN, RN, FACHE

President & Chief Executive Officer
Stamford Health System


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, she was promoted to President and CEO of Stamford Health in 2018.

Stamford Health is an independent, non-profit health system comprised of a 305-bed acute care hospital, a growing ambulatory network including four multispecialty centers and a medical group with more than 200 physicians and advanced practice providers in 40 offices throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut. With more than 3,800 employees, Stamford Health is the largest employer in the City of Stamford, has an operating budget of close to $1 billion, and contributes more than $1 billion a year to the local economy.

In her roles as Executive Vice President and then President & CEO, Kathleen provided the vision and leadership which resulted in Stamford Health, accomplishing many milestones. Kathleen's expertise and foresight led to tile 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.

Under Silard’s leadership, Stamford Health has experienced meaningful growth and advanced both quality and clinical programs, achieving recognition from major organizations such as U.S. News & World Report, Magnet, the American Heart Association, Great Place to Work™, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Group, Planetree International, and the American Heart Association. Stamford Health has also established collaborative relationships with the Hospital for Special Surgery and the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, and an expanded relationship with the 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.

Kathleen began her career as a nurse in the pediatrics and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Albert Einstein Hospital in New York before entering the field of healthcare administration. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for various healthcare organizations including AdvanceCT, Connecticut Governor’s Workforce Council, and Greater New York Hospital Association. She is also on the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Hospital Association and is the recipient of several awards recognizing her dedication to local service in the community.

She is passionate about making a difference in the communities served by Stamford Health and committed to leading a team who provides expert, compassionate care that values and respects patients’ needs and preferences.

Meet Stamford Health’s Board of Directors.
Meet Stamford Health’s executive leadership team.

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