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We are Recognized for Quality and Excellence

    Quality and Excellence

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    Stamford Health continues to be recognized in many areas. Visit the Newsroom to stay up to date.

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    • We are the only hospital in Fairfield County to receive a grade of A from The Leapfrog Group, an independent watchdog organization for protecting patient safety.
    • U.S. News & World Report has recognized Stamford Hospital as a High Performing Hospital for 2020-2021 in the area of heart failure.
    • Stamford Hospital is among roughly 7% of hospitals nationwide to have been granted Magnet Status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recognizing superior patient care with the highest levels of safety, quality and patient satisfaction.
    • Stamford Hospital is a Planetree Gold-Certified Person-Centered Hospital of Distinction, one of only seven in the world to attain that distinction. Planetree, Inc. is a non-profit organization that certifies hospitals as patient-centered.

    World-Class Reputation, Local Address

    Our Key Partners

    Stamford Health and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have created a premier center for specialty orthopedic care.

    • HSS surgeons and treatments earned national recognition with ten consecutive #1 rankings for Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.
    • Physical therapy and rehabilitation services in Stamford, Greenwich and New Canaan.

    Stamford Health’s Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center is a member of the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Care Collaborative

    • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s is ranked as the best hospital for cancer care in New England, according to U.S. News & World Report
    • Benefits include access to best practices, clinical trials, quality oversight and second opinions from world renowned cancer experts

    Stamford Health is the largest teaching affiliate for Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

    Stamford Health is More Than a Hospital

    More than a Hospital

    We are independent, not-for-profit, and exclusively focused Stamford and Lower Fairfield County. That means, for decades, we have responded to the unique needs of our community. It is our pleasure to continue to see our vision through and provide a broad range of high-quality health and wellness services together with our physicians.

    Stamford Health Offers You Access To:

    Stamford Hospital

    Mission, Vision and Values

    At Stamford Health, we remain steadfast in our commitment to our mission, vision and values.

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    Stamford Health Ambulatory Network

    • Four new multispecialty centers located in Stamford (2), Greenwich (1), Wilton (1)
    • Locations for imaging, outpatient rehabilitation, wound care, and more
    • Walk-in and immediate care centers
    • Newly renovated and equipped Sarner Health and Fitness Institute

    Stamford Health Medical Group

    • Physician-led medical practice with primary and specialty care offerings
    • Most comprehensive medical group in lower Fairfield County with more than 150 physicians located in 40 offices throughout the area
    • Virtual care appointments also available

    Stamford Hospital Foundation

    • Secures financial resources necessary to support the hospital
    • Goals include acquiring the latest technology, sustaining core programs, and enhancing patient-centered services
    • Largest initiatives include Paint the Town Pink, Hope in Motion, and the COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund

    Community Support

    Community Support

    We are committed to improving the health and well-being of our communities' residents. We aim to do so through a variety of programs, supportive offerings and regular Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) . Our areas of interest include providing chronic disease management, health risk awareness programming, physician seminars, and community collaborative and school-based events.

    As a backbone partner for the Stamford Community Collaborative, we work closely with Charter Oak Communities and other community partners to support Stamford through the Vita Health & Wellness District.

    We provide care to everyone regardless of socio-economic status. In 2019, Stamford Health provided approximately $84 million in uncompensated care to our community; although we are the fifth largest health system in the state, we provide the second highest amount of uncompensated care.

      Meet Our President & CEO

      Meet Our CEO
      President & CEO, Kathy Silard

      Kathleen Silard, MS, BSN, RN, FACHE


      Kathleen Silard began her career as a nurse in the pediatrics and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Albert Einstein Hospital in New York. Following a transition to healthcare administration, she joined Stamford Health in 2003 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. During this time, she provided clinical and operational leadership to the growing health system. Kathy is passionate about making a difference in the communities served by Stamford Health and committed to leading a team of more than 3,000 employees who provide high-quality, patient-centered care. Kathleen led the organization’s facility master plan and was instrumental in opening the new Stamford Hospital on time and under budget. She was integral in the development of the Cohen Pediatric Emergency Department, the first dedicated pediatric ED in Fairfield County. Other notable accomplishments include expanding services at the Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center and joining Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Care Collaborative, developing a partnership with Hospital for Special Surgery and providing leadership that resulted in achieving Magnet® Distinction, among many other major achievements. In 2018, Kathleen was named President and CEO of Stamford Health.

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      Meet the Leadership Team

      Meet the Leadership Team
      • Rod Acosta

        Rod Acosta, MD
        Chief Physician Executive, President and CEO of
        Stamford Health Medical Group

      • Jonathan Bailey

        Jonathan Bailey
        Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

      • Rohit Bhalla, MD MPH

        Rohit Bhalla, MD, MPH
        Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs & Quality,
        and Chief Clinical & Quality Officer

      • Ruth Cardiello, RN

        Ruth Cardiello, RN
        Senior Vice President
        and Chief Risk Officer

      • Elaine Guglielmo

        Elaine Guglielmo
        Senior Vice President,
        Human Resources & Organization Development

      • Ellen Komar, RN

        Ellen Komar, RN
        Senior Vice President,
        Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer

      • Chris Riendeau

        Chris Riendeau
        Senior Vice President,
        Fund Development

      • Steve Sakovits

        Steve Sakovits
        Senior Vice President of Information Technology
        and Chief Information Technology Officer

      • Michael Veillette

        Michael Veillette
        Senior Vice President of Finance
        and Chief Financial Officer

      • Ben Wade

        Ben Wade
        Senior Vice President,
        Strategy & Marketing

      • Liz Longmore

        Elizabeth Longmore, MS, RN
        Vice President, Ambulatory Services,
        Chief Operating Officer,
        Stamford Health Medical Group

      • Sal Mancino

        Sal Mancino
        Vice President,
        Human Resources

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