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The Register Citizen - Experts: Most face coverings offer COVID protection
Michael Parry, chief of infectious disease at Stamford Hospital, echoed those thoughts. He said masks are more effective at preventing an infected person from spreading the illness to others, than they are at protecting someone from breathing in the virus.
Milford Mirror - For those wondering when to get a flu shot: It’s about that time
Dr. Asha Shah, associate director of infectious diseases at Stamford Hospital, said “it could be a more confusing respiratory virus season” than usual because of COVID. “Our recommendation is to try to get vaccinated as close to October as possible.”
Connecticut Public Radio - Some COVID Patients In It For The Long Haul
Dr. Michael Parry, an infectious disease specialist at Stamford Health, said he has seem some COVID-19 patients suffer symptoms for months.
Stamford Advocate - In Stamford, COVID cases remain stable despite warning of spike
The hospital is constantly looking forward and preparing for a spike, according to Parry. Stamford Health expects that cases of COVID-19 and the seasonal flu may rise in the coming months.
abc Action News - Doctors seeing more headache and migraine patients during pandemic
"This has been the perfect storm for people who suffer from migraines. First of all, we know stress and anxiety and depression can increase even the amount of headaches. Certainly, people who aren't even anxious or depressed before are experiencing this," said Dr. Charisse Litchman, a headache specialist and neurologist at Stamford Health in Connecticut.
New Haven Register - Efforts to reduce COVID-19’s spread could impact health outcomes for new mothers and infants
“There are times when it’s appropriate, and times when you need to be seen,” said Kathy LiVolsi, clinical operations director of maternal-child health at Stamford Hospital, referring to telemedicine visits. “If a newborn is experiencing weight loss, for instance, a doctor needs to lay eyes on the baby.”
Stamford Advocate - Documentary tells story of Stamford family divided by COVID
Lira, a bilingual teacher at Hart Magnet School in Stamford; Dr. Michael Bernstein, director of pulmonary and critical care at Stamford Health; and Oscar Guerra, producer and director of the documentary; will provide post-film commentary. Anka Badurina, executive director of B1C, will serve as the moderator.
Westfair Communications - Most CT hospitals finish fiscal '19 in the black - but Covid's effects loom
Stamford Hospital: $41.1 million in income from operations and a $500,000 non-operating loss, resulting in an excess of revenues over expenses of $40.6 million.
Fairfield Citizen - Lamont set to headline Stamford Chamber's annual meeting
At the People’s United Bank-sponsored event, the Chamber will also recognize this year’s award recipients. Stamford Health, which includes Stamford Hospital, is the Chamber’s Company of the Year. Brad Lupinacci, a vice president of commercial banking at Stamford-based First County Bank, is the Member of the Year.
Connecticut Public Radio - COVID Survivors Face Mental Health Challenges
Psychiatry specialist at Stamford Health Dr. Carl Mueller said having the virus can have a significant impact on a patient's mental health.
Becker's - Where furloughs stand at 92 hospitals, health systems
Stamford Health furloughed 375 employees to help offset a revenue loss from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Connecticut Public Radio - State Says Testing Delays Not A Factor In Nursing Home COVID Infections
“Stamford Health has consistently returned test results to the Department of Public Health ... within 24-48 hours,” wrote Andie Jodko, a spokesperson for Stamford Hospital, which entered into a $2.1 million care partner agreement with the state.
Stamford Advocate - Opinion: Stamford back-to-school will be like no other
Dr. Asha Shah is Associate Director of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Stamford Hospital and a physician in the Stamford Health Medical Group.
JDSupra - COVID-19 Case Studies: Supply Chain Leadership Solutions for Pandemic Preparedness
Brendan Schepis is the executive director of supply chain at Stamford Health. Stamford Health operates one, 300-bed hospital and serves Fairfield County in Connecticut.
ctpost - Expert: After Danbury COVID surge, keep guard up to avoid outbreak
In some cases, success stories can lull people into a false sense of security, said Dr. Michael Parry, chairman of infectious disease at Stamford Health.
The Hill - How to distribute COVID-19 vaccines - BY KATHLEEN SILARD, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
Distributing this vaccine in a timely fashion to all Americans is doable. We do it every year for the flu vaccine, and we did it during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. But we must begin planning to avoid false starts, confusion and delays. It’s time to get moving.
Kathleen Silard, MS, BSN, is the president and CEO of Stamford Health in Stamford, Conn.
New Haven Register - Yale New Haven doctor: Plasma’s effect on coronavirus ‘probably quite mild’
Dr. Michael Parry, chairman of infectious disease at Stamford Health, said the it’s difficult to tell from tests for the virus whether it is live or “just pieces of virus. This RNA that we’re detecting we know doesn’t always mean live virus,” he said. “But we’ve been concerned when we get positive tests that are three months or four months after the initial infection.”
Stamford Advocate - Testing ramps up in Danbury after COVID spike, while other towns in 'good shape'
Dr. Michael Parry, chairman of infectious disease at Stamford Health, said cases generally rise due to travel or parties without social distancing or masks.
SA Insider - Stamford nurse, police officer help save little girl from drowning
Enjoying a day off with a few hundred other people at the beach on the hot July day were Megan Donahue, an Emergency Room nurse at Stamford Hospital, and her fiance, Stamford Police Officer John McCafferty.
PBS - Sick With COVID, She Gave Birth on a Ventilator. This Teacher Took Her Newborn In.
By turns heartbreaking and heartwarming, Love, Life & the Virus tells the story of how the community in Stamford stepped in to help Zully and her family in their hour of need. In the above clip, watch as doctors and nurses at Stamford Hospital describe the severity of Zully’s COVID-19 case and the uncertainties it presented for her baby — and as Lira takes newborn Neysel into her arms and her home while the rest of his family battles the coronavirus.
Sa Insider - Stamford schools choose hybrid model for fall reopening
Lucero’s summary also states that the decision was made after listening to advice from Dr. Henry Yoon, medical adviser for the city, as well as medical professionals from the Stamford Health Department and Stamford Hospital.
Sa Insider - Party crashers: CT officials curb gatherings to stop COVID spike in young adults
Dr. Asha Shah, an infectious disease physician at Stamford Health, said there could be another increase near the end of August, as there will be widespread, mandatory testing of college students returning to campus.
Greenwich Time - Opinion: A CT family's misadventures in getting tested for coronavirus
For the next three days, quarantine felt real in a new way. I set up telehealth appointments for the kids who were put on a wait list for Greenwich Hospital. Stamford Hospital requires prescriptions, so we would have had to go additional doctors for ourselves.
Hamlethub - New Canaan First Selectman Reports 4 New Positive COVID Cases, Stamford Hospital has 10 New Cases
In addition, Moynihan said there have been media reports this week about young adults in neighboring towns who attended large party gatherings and subsequently tested positive in large numbers. And Stamford Hospital this week reports 10 new Covid-19 patient admissions whereas the prior week they were down to zero COVID patients for the first time since March.
Stamford Advocate - Red Cross ramps up COVID plasma collections as local hospitals close centers
Stamford Hospital has never had its own collection center, but encourages COVID survivors to donate to the New York Blood Center and the Red Cross.
Stamford Advocate - Editorial: Thumbs down to PPE vending machines stopping at CT border
Thumbs up to a glimmer of promising news related to the coronavirus. Stamford Hospital reported last week that for the first time since the pandemic seized Connecticut, it had no patients with COVID-19. As Dr. Maher Madhoun, an infectious disease specialist at the hospital, said, “The mood is back to normal.”
New Haven Register - Doctor: COVID precautions slowing spread of other viruses
Stamford Hospital Chair of Infectious Diseases Dr. Michael Parry demonstrates a string mask while speaking about the coronavirus at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Conn.
Stamford Advocate - Flags for beloved boss wave again in Stamford
STAMFORD — It’s likely that only a handful of residents know that the U.S. and state flags that fly at Stamford Hospital salute a nice boss, a good citizen, a kind soul.
NHR Insider - 'It's like a joke': Teens warned to take COVID-19 seriously as cases rise
“As kids get together, kids are less likely to wear a mask and socially distance,” said Dr. Michael Parry, chief of infectious diseases at Stamford Hospital.
ctpost - The Mother Lode: COVID-19 is not going away in CT - it's just changing
So as Stamford Hospital lets out it’s “last” coronavirus patient and we pat ourselves on the back about Connecticut’s phase 1 of reopening, keep your teen away from that party and keep your face mask on. This section of your newspaper might go away, but IT’S NOT OVER. But it is changing.
Hour Insider - Despite 'mind-boggling' start, CT hospitals come long way since pandemic's peak
“The tension we might have felt at the beginning is no longer there, and it’s nice to see,” said Dr. Maher Madhoun, hospitalist director and infectious disease doctor at Stamford Health.
The Middletown Press - Dan Haar: A COVID warning sign amid great numbers
Dr. Michael Parry, chief of infectious diseases there, isn’t dancing in celebration. “We can’t be too overconfident,” he said. “We’re seeing a small number of patients in the emergency room, in outpatient clinics, who are testing positive but are not sick enough to be admitted.”
Hour Insider - Data: Percent of young CT residents rises in new COVID cases
Dr. Michael Parry, chief of infectious diseases at Stamford Hospital, said about half of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 in his hospital this month have been 40 and younger.
Stamford Patch - Werth Institute Supports COVID-19 Treatment at Stamford Hospital
The Stamford Partnership, a public-private partnership for economic and community development, announced the positive outcomes of a joint-collaboration between the Stamford Partnership, Stamford Health and the Peter J Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Connecticut (UConn).
Stamford Advocate - Some CT hospitals stop collecting plasma to treat COVID-19
Andrea Jodko, a spokeswoman for Stamford Health, said the system partners with the New York Blood Bank and the American Red Cross for plasma donation.
SaInsider - Stamford's Latham Park encampment digs in
Park demonstrators are calling for the removal of funds from the Stamford Police Department, for “demilitarization” of the police department, for more transparency about internal police investigations and for mental health care reform at Stamford Hospital.
HOUR Insider - Experts: Breaking quarantine ‘honor system’ after travel could cause COVID resurgence in CT
“The more mobile a community is, the greater the risk, particularly if they travel to these high-risk states where rates are rapidly increasing,” said Dr. Michael Parry, chief of infectious disease at Stamford Health.
Stamford Plus.com - The Stamford Partnership Orchestrates Collaboration with UConn's Werth Institute to Support COVID-19 Treatment at Stamford Hospital
The Stamford Partnership, a public-private partnership for economic and community development, on Tuesday announced the positive outcomes of a joint-collaboration between the Stamford Partnership, Stamford Health and the Peter J Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Connecticut (UConn).
News 12 Connecticut - CT PPE Drive donates 300 gowns to Stamford Hospital
Stamford Hospital released a statement saying in part, "Every donation from the community helps Stamford Health during these challenging times. The support of the communities we serve is having a profound impact. Our caregivers know the community has them in their hearts."
News Times - Allergies or coronavirus? Health experts say symptoms could be similar
Not unlike COVID-19, allergic reactions can include fatigue, coughing, sore throat and, in some cases, shortness of breath, said Dr. Michael Parry, chief of infectious disease at Stamford Hospital.
Stamford Advocate - Quarantine list grows to 16 states as Connecticut's recovery rolls ahead
Dr. Michael Parry, chairman of infectious diseases for Stamford Health, said he’s hopeful the travel advisory will discourage people from coming to the state from highly infectious areas and reintroducing the virus to the state.
The Hour - Hospitals update visitation policies as coronavirus declines
Stamford Hospital has updated its policy as well, allowing visitors older than 18 with some restrictions, as of June 10.
newstimes - Expert: 'Wild, wild west' plasma collection evolves into reliable coronavirus treatment
When health providers first began collecting convalescent plasma, COVID-19 survivors needed two negative tests for the illness before they could donate, according to Suzanne Rose, director of the office of research at Stamford Health, which pioneered the treatment in Connecticut.
Connecticut Public Radio - Life after a COVID-19 Diagnosis
We have spent the last few months bringing you coverage on COVID-19. This hour, we’re going to talk to someone who was diagnosed with coronavirus, and recovered.
The Stamford Advocate - After 11 weeks in Stamford Hospital, this coronavirus patient found his way home
William Berkoff is released after spending 11 weeks in Stamford Hospital battling the coronavirus.
Citizen Register - Experts: Stricter CDC guidelines needed for resuming activities
Though there’s good advice about individual activities and venues in the CDC guidelines, a lot of this should be second nature by now, said Dr. Michael Parry, director of infectious disease at Stamford Hospital.
Stamford Advocate - As Coronavirus hospitalizations subside, front-line workers share tales of virus' peak
Nurse Manager Christina Cederberg, RN, chats with a patient at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Conn. Thursday, May 14, 2020. Cederberg was on the front line treating coronavirus patients at the height of the epidemic, but now is back working on a non-COVID-19 section of the hospital.
Stamford Advocate - Hit hard by costs of coronavirus, some hospitals, clinics may not make
At Stamford Health, about 30 percent of patients still prefer remote appointments with physicians — though the numbers are down from roughly a month ago, said Ben Wade, Stamford Health’s senior vice president of strategy and marketing.
Connecticut Magazine - Connecticut's Best Doctors 2020
The result is the Best Doctors in America® List, which includes the nation’s most respected specialists and outstanding primary care physicians in the nation. These are the doctors that other doctors recognize as the best in their fields.
CT Post - Study: Cancer patients have higher coronavirus death rate
Several health organizations in the state contributed data to the study, including Stamford Health’s Bennett Cancer Center, Hartford HealthCare, the Yale New Haven Health System and the University of Connecticut.
Connecticut Health I-Team - Vaping Marketing Linked to COVID-19 Draws Critics
A 19-year-old man came to Stamford Hospital in November, complaining of shortness of breath, a dry cough and abdominal pain. Dr. Paul Sachs, Stamford Health’s director of pulmonary medicine, said it was a severe case of EVALI.
The Hour - ‘I win’: Darien man’s battle with COVID-19 brought him close to death
The Darien resident went into Stamford Hospital battling the coronavirus on March 31, was intubated and placed on a ventilator, and the next thing he remembers is waking up April 24 — nearly one month later.
NY Post - Yankees’ Montana Semmel dodged coronavirus, now he’s helping defeat it
So you can understand why it proved a no-brainer for Semmel to do his part. After huddling with his family and his representatives at the Beverly Hills Sports Council, Semmel decided to raise money for Stamford Health’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response Fund. He is using his Twitter account to promote his efforts.
CT Health Investigative Team - ‘Cautious Enthusiasm’ F
or Plasma Treatment In COVID-19 Cases
Stamford Hospital is treating most of its critically ill coronavirus patients with blood plasma from people who have recovered, after stunning turnarounds in several patients who were gravely ill.
News 12 - Connecticut nurse wins kitchen remodeling contest
A Connecticut nurse was the lucky winner of a kitchen remodeling contest.
Express Kitchens announced the winner of their Mothers in Healthcare $10,000 Kitchen Makeover Saturday.
Nicole Bobko, a nurse at Stamford Hospital, was shocked when she saw a fleet of cars, trucks, fire engines and loved ones show up to show support for her and her family.
Stamford Advocate - An 81-year-old was given her last rites. Then she beat coronavirus.
STAMFORD - The family prayed, the doctors at Stamford Hospital innovated on the fly, and 81-year-old Mary Kolenberg, despite underlying medical difficulties, won a battle with coronavirus.
New York Times - Hospitals Struggle to Restart Lucrative Elective Care After Coronavirus Shutdowns
With cases stabilizing, and the hospital losing roughly $25 million a month, Kathleen Silard, the chief executive of Stamford Health, is eager to resume offering the procedures she describes as “our lifeblood.”
Stamford Advocate - Hospital for Special Surgery offering ‘Urgent Ortho Care’ in Stamford
STAMFORD — With hospitals devoting most of their resources and medical personnel to coronavirus patients, Hospital for Special Surgery has launched an Urgent Ortho Care service at five locations in the tri-state area — including one in Stamford.
News 12 - Stamford family thanks hospital staff after man beats COVID-19
He quarantined at home with his wife, but he had to be rushed to Stamford Hospital when his oxygen levels dropped. That day, the father and son talked on FaceTime.
Patch - 'She Is The Most Compassionate Young Lady': Stamford Hero
We all know someone who's making a difference in this difficult time. Let's help share these amazing stories!
Metro - Skeletal dancer realized her ‘anorexia’ was actually rare stomach condition thanks to episode of Grey’s Anatomy
Olivia’s research led her to find out about Dr Richard Hsu, who is recognized as a leader in the management of MALS, based at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut. She contacted him directly to explain her symptoms and booked a consultation with him in October 2019, when he weight had dropped to below 100lb.
abc7 New York - Coronavirus News: Connecticut teacher caring for newborn while family recovers from COVID-19
STAMFORD, Connecticut (WABC) -- A Connecticut teacher is taking care of a newborn baby boy for one of her students as his family recovers from COVID-19.
Stamford North's HamletHub - CLC Opens Project 26 for Children of Stamford Health
Currently, CLC is providing remote support to enrolled families, but its Palmers Hill location recently re-opened as a Project 26 site to welcome the children of Stamford Health.
Patch - Thumbs up to free masks, down to Charter Communications
Thumbs up to 15-year-old Academy of Information Technology & Engineering student Clerin John. After the coronavirus outbreak, the Stamford sophomore was not able to continue the volunteer work she had been doing at the Stamford Hospital cardiology unit for the past year, so she found a different way to help. Clerin launched a GoFundMe page in the hopes of raising $10,000 to help the Stamford Hospital Health Foundation purchase personal protective equipment supplies for staff.
Patch - 'I Will Sleep When the Healthcare Workers Do': Stamford Hero
The kids launched a fundraiser and raised $15,000. They have delivered masks all across the state, and Charlotte brought 300 KN95's to Stamford Hospital last week. They have another shipment of 4,000 masks coming in two weeks, a large number of them also going to Stamford Hospital.
WNPR - Connecticut Residents Avoid Hospital ERs During Pandemic, Even For Serious Problems
Kathleen Silard, president and CEO at Stamford Health, said Friday there’s been a noticeable reluctance among people to go to emergency rooms but also to other kinds of health care environments. And if they’re not getting health care now, she said that could lead to long-term consequences.
CT National Public Radio - LISTEN: On The Front Line In Connecticut's Hardest-Hit City
Connecticut Public Radio’s Diane Orson reached out to Merima Sestovic, a nurse at Stamford Health, to hear how she and other front-line medical workers have been managing during the pandemic.
NBC New York - CT hospital receives help from national guard
Doctors and nurses in Stamford, Connecticut have gotten some much needed help as the number of Coronavirus cases continues to grow.
A Plus Media - Helping healthcare workers get lifesaving PPE
Through the Grace Farms Alliance Against COVID-19, 120000 respirator masks and hundreds of thousands of ...
FitchRatings - Fitch Affirms Stamford Health, CT Revenue Bonds at 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable
Fitch Ratings - New York - 27 Apr 2020: Fitch Ratings affirmed the 'BBB+' Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to Stamford Health (Stamford) and affirmed at 'BBB+' the rating on debt issued by the State of Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority on behalf of Stamford listed below:
We-ha.com - COVID-19 Hospitalizations See Largest One-Day Drop Since State began Tracking
Stamford Hospital, which has been near the epicenter of Connecticut’s COVID-19 crisis for weeks, is now seeing “a bit of a turn-down” in hospitalization for the virus, said Kathleen Silard, president and CEO of that hospital, who joined Lamont for his Friday briefing.
Stamford Advocate - Donated plasma from recovered patients being used to treat patients in Stamford
"Your ammunition that was used to kill the COVID-19 in you can now be shared by somebody else in your community and help them fight COVID-19 as well,” says Dr. Paul Sachs, Stamford Health.
Stamford Advocate - Blackhawk lands in Scalzi Park, general visits crews at Stamford Hospital
The helicopter brought Brigadier General Ralph Hedenberg, Connecticut's Director, Joint Staff, and members of his staff to check in with troops and medical staff at Stamford Hospital.
Westfair Communications - COVID-19 LATEST: Hospitalizations continue to decrease, but deaths up by 125
Kathy Silard, president and CEO of Stamford Health, said that facility has seen a “teeny bit of a downturn” in coronavirus patients, and that for the first time since the outbreak began, Stamford’s non-COVID patients outnumber its COVID-positive population, by roughly a 155-120 majority.
The Hour - Kaufman heads up team of mask makers
“We are so grateful to Sharon for her generous donation of masks,” said Chris Riendeau, SVP of Fund Development at Stamford Health.
Greenwich Time - Greenwich fourth-grader uses 3D printer to produce face shields to protect against coronavirus
GREENWICH — A teacher, a parent and a student at Parkway School worked together to use a 3D printer to make face shields to protect front-line healthcare workers in this coronavirus crisis and donated them this week to Stamford Hospital.
The Mirror - COVID-19 hospitalizations see largest one-day drop since state began tracking
Friday was the first day in weeks that non-COVID-19 patients outnumbered coronavirus patients at the hospital, said Silard.
Stamford Advocate - Inspired by volunteering, AITE student raising money for Stamford Hospital
STAMFORD — A 15-year-old Stamford student has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Stamford Hospital.
The New Haven Register - Doctors: It’s unknown why coronavirus is attacking kidneys
Dr. Michael Bernstein, associate director for pulmonary and critical care at Stamford Hospital, said COVID-19 patients are being given more fluids to prevent injury to the kidneys, which is difficult given that too much fluid in the lungs prevents oxygen from getting into the body.
The New Haven Register - Here is the arsenal of treatments used to fight coronavirus
Dr. Michael Bernstein, a specialist in interventional pulmonology at Stamford Health Medical Group and associate director for pulmonary and critical care at Stamford Hospital, said the drug was used more commonly with early intensive-care cases because it was available. It was combined with azithromycin, an antibiotic.
WestportNow - COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop
Stamford Hospital, which has been near the epicenter of Connecticut’s COVID-19 crisis for weeks, is now seeing “a bit of a turn-down” in hospitalization for the virus, said Kathleen Silard, president and CEO of that hospital, who joined Lamont for his news briefing.
The Hour - You tested negative for coronavirus but have symptoms: What should you do?
Understand the limitations of the testing: Medical professionals estimate that as much as 30 percent of swab tests could produce false negatives. So a negative result is not certain proof that a person hasn’t still been infected with the virus. Higher quantities of the virus are present closer to the time the virus was contracted, according to Dr. Michael Parry, chief of infectious diseases at Stamford Health. So a test conducted too long after symptoms presented might yield less accurate results, Parry said.
Patch - Stamford Health Will 'Light The Night' To Honor First Responders
Beginning this week, the Stamford Health logo will light up with a different color each night to honor first responders and others.
Stamford Advocate - Westhill Angels swoop in to help those working on the frontlines of the coronavirus
Organized by Mazzara, the Westhill Angels set up a page on gofundme.com to raise funds for Stamford Hospital. As of Tuesday morning, the donations totaled $3,314.
Stamford Advocate - Food to go keeps meals flowing to Stamford Hospital
Stamford resident Sari Rosenberg created a page on gofundme.com to raise money for the staff at Stamford Hospital to have meals delivered to them. The gofundme page, titled ‘Feed the Frontlines,’ also benefits local restaurants, which are providing the meals to the hospital employees during the COVID-19 crisis.
Greenwich Time - Greenwich Hospital uses plasma therapy to treat 10 coronavirus patients
A similar clinical trial with plasma therapy is underway at Stamford Health — which is conducting Connecticut’s first clinical trial — and at Nuvance Health in Danbury and Norwalk, which is collecting the plasma of recovered COVID-19 patients for a similar study.
CBS News - Promising plasma therapies give hope for coronavirus treatment: "Maybe we're onto something here"
"Successes like the one we had today give us some hope that maybe we're onto something here," said Dr. Paul Sachs, the director of pulmonary medicine at Stamford Health.
Stamford Advocate - Stamford Hospital hoping for best, prepared for worst
Kathleen Silard, president and CEO of Stamford Health, greets Lt. General Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Army North, who visited Stamford Health on the morning of April 14.
Darienite - LATEST DARIEN COVID-19 NEWS: Continual Updates: April 13 to 19
Friday, April 17 — How Stamford Hospital has made changes to better fight COVID-19, what help its received and what you can do to help were addressed by Kathleen Silard, president and CEO of the hospital in this recent “letter to our community” on the organization’s website:
News 12 - First patient in Stamford plasma clinical trial comes off ventilator
Dr. Paul Sachs is leading this Stamford Health clinical trial. Sachs says one of the first two COVID-19 patients to be treated with the blood plasma is off the ventilator.
Stamford Advocate - As Stamford’s coronavirus death count spikes, a glimmer of hope
This week, as the number of fatalities increased, the number of hospitalizations appeared to hold steady, Bhalla said. It’s cause for cautious optimism that the virus may be peaking, he said.
The Middletown Press - Trump’s ex-FDA chief Gottlieb advises Lamont on coronavirus
A former Stamford Hospital doctor and venture capitalist, Gottlieb is a member of an advisory panel helping direct the “reopening” of Connecticut.
Westfair Communications - COVID-19 LATEST: State passes 1,000 deaths; DECD small business loans could arrive by month’s end
Stamford Health President and CEO Kathy Silard said that, as of this morning, her facility had recorded 369 in-patient admissions and 60 deaths. However, she noted, there have also been 187 COVID-19 patients discharged to their homes.
ct post - Hospital CEO: ‘Do not abandon social distancing yet’
The situation, however, is starting to change, Stamford Health President and Chief Executive Officer Kathleen Silard said Friday during a teleconference with the governor.
NBC Connecticut - One Dinner Idea Feeds Thousands of Front Line Healthcare Workers
A simple idea has turned into thousands of meals for hospital staff and first responders on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic
Stamford Advocate - Cases of coronavirus in Stamford surpass 1,000
However the figures are interpreted, there’s no question that treatment of patients with COVID-19 is on the rise at Stamford Hospital, where members of the Army, National Guard and Navy are working to create more patient capacity.
Patch - Police, Fire Crews Show Gratitude To Stamford Healthcare Workers
Stamford Health CEO Kathleen Silard expressed gratitude toward the city's police, fire and EMS crews for their appreciative display.
Stamford Advocate - First responders descend on Stamford Hospital to express thanks
Police vehicles pull in to Stamford Hospital’s campus Tuesday night as part of a procession to show thanks for hospital staff and the work they are doing to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
News 12 Connecticut - Stamford first responders thank health care workers with caravan of lights and sirens
Stamford police, fire and EMS came together Tuesday night at the Stamford Health campus.
Stamford Advocate - Army Reserve clinicians headed to Stamford Hospital to fight coronavirus
A National Guard truck is seen on the grounds of Stamford Hospital Saturday. Guard personnel were in Stamford to help prepare the Wheeler Building on the hospital campus for extra needs brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
ctpost - ‘This could be revolutionary’: Stamford Health begins antibody treatment for coronavirus
“Plasma therapy has a long history of success in helping patients with diseases such as polio, measles and even the flu in their recovery” said Dr. Paul Sachs, director of pulmonary medicine at Stamford Health and a principal investigator for the trial.
Hartford Courant - COVID-19 cases reach 7,781 and deaths jump up to 277 but hospital admission rates slow as Connecticut flattens its curve
About 85 soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve’s Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force will arrive over the next two days at Stamford Hospital to assist medical staff
NBC New York - U.S. Army Reserve Brings Hope and Help to Stamford During COVID-19 Outbreak.
NBC Connecticut - Stamford Coronavirus Cases Reach 1,000; Mayor Says Peak About Two to Three Weeks Away
Stamford Hospital recently completed a new hospital and is now recommissioning the old hospital wing to add additional beds, Martin said. He said the hospital does have sufficient ventilators at this time.
Stamford Advocate - Opinion: Boosting PPE supplies calls for PPP during coronavirus
Stamford Health has 3,400 employees. How many masks should they be going through every day? Does the average employee wear one mask per shift? Two? What about those dealing with contagious patients, where it must be one set of PPE per patient? A hospital of this size would go through, at the very least, 15,000 masks a day. Not to mention gloves and gowns
The Middletown Press - Unknown number of ‘coronavirus deaths’ unrelated to virus
Stamford Hospital Chair of Infectious Diseases Dr. Michael Parry
Jewish Link - MTA Community Helps Protect Providers
The MTA community is dedicated to helping protect health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join MTA and create face shields to protect the health care professionals who are fighting coronavirus on the front lines. MTA parent, Dr. Scott Chudnoff, filmed a video with step by step instructions on how to create protective face shields at home.
Hartford Courant - Connecticut has one of the nation’s largest COVID-19 outbreaks but lags behind other states in testing. Here’s why that is and why it matters
Already, Abbott has sent a small number of tests to Stamford Hospital, which has prioritized emergency-room patients who may need to be hospitalized, patients with uncertain diagnoses and patients awaiting test results to be discharged, a spokesperson said.
ctpost - Bridgeport braces for surge as coronavirus cases remain relatively low
Dr. Michael Parry, chairman of infectious diseases at Stamford Health Medical Group, said Monday there was no one cause for the disparity between Bridgeport and other nearby cities.
Stamford Advocate - Doctor: One to two coronavirus patients dying daily at Stamford Hospital
As of early Monday, Stamford Hospital was treating 126 patients for illness related to the virus, though the number changes hourly, said Dr. Rohit Bhalla, senior vice president of clinical affairs and quality for Stamford Health.
Patch - Grace Farms Foundation Launches Relief Fund For CT
The organization has delivered tens of thousands of medical masks to hospitals in the state.
CTPost - CT death toll up by 33 as coronavirus spreads
Officers began repurposing a Stamford Hospital building Saturday morning, and the agency anticipates on sites in Farmington and New Britain in the near future, said Capt. David Pytlik, a spokesman.
Stamford Advocate - CT lags behind neighboring states for coronavirus testing
A 15-minute test developed by Illinois-based Abbott Laboratories was debuted in Detroit on April 1, and Lamont said it was already in use at Stamford Hospital.
Westfair Communications - COVID-19 LATEST: Stamford Hospital building to be used as care site; SBA loan program off to rough start
“We are pleased that the governor has mobilized the National Guard to assist us in further preparations for COVID-19,” said Stamford Health President and CEO Kathleen Silard.
Stamford Advocate - National Guard repurposing Stamford Hospital building to meet coronavirus needs
“We are pleased that the governor has mobilized the National Guard to assist us in further preparations for COVID-19,” Stamford Health President and CEO Kathleen Silard in a statement.
CT-Mirror - The COVID-19 wave approaches. Connecticut searches for ventilators.
Ben Wade, Stamford Hospital’s senior vice president of strategy, said gowns are in the shortest supply, but so far the hospital is meeting the staff’s needs for other types of personal protection equipment, or PPE.
The Middletown Press - Gofundme raising $10K to buy coronavirus masks for Greenwich Hospital, Stamford Hospital
It took only one day of combined efforts and fundraising to collect more than $5,000 to help Greenwich Hospital and Stamford Hospital as they treat an increasing number of patients during the coronavirus outbreak.
Connecticut News 12 - Stamford organization donates personal protective equipment for health care workers at Tully Health Center
The Umbrella Club of Stamford is donating much-needed personal protective equipment to nurses and doctors treating coronavirus patients at Tully Health Center.
Stamford Advocate - Stamford’s coronavirus cases more than double after tests come in
“Basically, the spike that we’re seeing is a result of having received a large volume of test results all at once,” said Andie Jodko, spokesperson for Stamford Health
Stamford Advocate - Stamford officials announce new coronavirus hotline and drive-thru testing center
A Stamford Hospital testing center is operated by Stamford Health, a Cummings Park site is run by Murphy Medical Associates and city staff, and a third, at 2001 W. Main St. is operated by DOCS Urgent Care.
Darien Times - You’re our hero! Neighbors surprise Darien nurse with messages of support during pandemic
So neighbors of registered nurse Katie Geraci, who works at Stamford Hospital, wanted to show their support and gratitude of the job she does. She is a wound, ostomony and continence nurse at the hospital.
Stamford Advocate - Agencies mobilize to prevent coronavirus spread through Stamford homeless population
If and when someone does contract the coronavirus, Pagan said the agency will work with Stamford Hospital and the Stamford Health Department to ensure they will be correctly placed an not moved back to the shelter.
Stamford Advocate - Stamford Hospital seeks protective gear for caregivers
“Every emotion that’s being felt in the community is being felt here: fear, anxiety, a lack of clarity as to where this is all going,” said Chris Riendeau, senior vice president of fund development at Stamford Health. “There’s never been a need greater than right now.”
Stamford Advocate - Reporter Bill Cummings spoke with hospitals throughout the state about PPE shortages
Stamford Hospital nurses wear protective gowns, gloves and masks in an area outside the hospital on March. 17, A spokeswoman for Stamford Hospital on Thursday said the facility is beginning to see a surge in patients.
Stamford Advocate - Darien neighborhoods donate hundreds of Four Forks meals to Stamford Hospital
Darien’s Nolen Lane neighbors donated enough to send 150 meals to Stamford Hospital from Four Forks.
CT Mirror - Shortages of protective equipment reducing coronavirus testing, causing fear among nurses statewide
Hartford Health Care officials say they need 12,000 to 15,000 masks a day for the medical personnel in their system.
Stamford Advocate - Admin turned nurse: ‘It’s all hands on deck’ at Stamford Hospital for coronavirus outbreak
At right, Irene Furlong, Director of Clinical Services at Stamford Health Medical Group, is photographed on March 26, 2020 with her team of medical personel.
Stamford Advocate - Stamford Hospital treating 4 patients as it readies for a surge in coronavirus infections
Dr Bhalla is interviewed and speaks to the hospital’s COVID-19 preparations and status including current cases, staffing, resources and other preparations.
The Wilton Bulletin - Stamford Health opens Geriatric Assessment Center in Wilton
Health issues with older adults are not always readily apparent or obvious.
Stamford Advocate - First baby of the year in Stamford makes her arrival on mom's birthday
The first Stamford baby born in 2020 rests at Stamford Hospital on Wednesday.
News12 CT - New geriatric center opens at The Greens at Cannondale
The Greens at Cannondale in Wilton jut opened up its new Stamford Health Geriatric Assessment Center.
Stamford Advocate - Letter: Remembering our friend, Alfred E. Smith IV
Alfred (Al) E. Smith IV's great-grandfather, former governor of New York, once said "The American people never carry an umbrella. They prepare to walk in eternal sunshine."
Stamford Advocate - Stamford and the bottle: Study shows alcohol is a problem in city
When it comes to substance abuse in Stamford, one substance clearly outpaces all others: alcohol.
Patch - Stamford Health Earns National Accreditation
Stamford Health Earns National Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
Patch - Stamford Hospital Receives Top Safety Grade
Stamford Hospital is the only hospital in Fairfield County to receive an 'A' rating from an organization that deals with patient safety.
News12 CT - Stamford Hospital receives 'A' safety grade from Leapfrog
Stamford Hospital has received a top safety grade from Leapfrog. It's the only hospital in Fairfield County to get an 'A' grade from the group.
CBS New York - Mural by Depression-Era Master Artist Resurrected From The Trash To Hang In Stamford 50 Years Later
If a picture paints a thousand words, there is one hanging in a Connecticut city with quite a story to tell.
CT Post - Long-absent Stamford Depression-era mural finds way back home
It took about 50 years, but one of Stamford's most historic paintings is finally back home.
CT Post - Is it the flu or a vaping-related illness? How to tell the difference
One is a contagious virus that can cause coughing, fever, and intestinal symptoms, such a vomiting and diarrhea.
Fairfield County Business Journal - Stamford Hospital Avoids Readmissions Penalty
For the second year in a row, Stamford Hospital is the only acute care hospital in the state to receive no readmission penalty for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Stamford Advocate - Open-Heart Patients Gather to Give Thanks
One hundred former open heart surgery patients - ranging in age from early 30s to early 90s - gathered last weekend at Stamford Hospital to share stories and give thanks to the medical staff.
The Wilton Bulletin - No readmission penalty for Stamford Hospital
For the second year in a row, Stamford Hospital is the only acute care hospital in the state to receive no readmission penalty for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
News12 CT - Former heart surgery patients come together to share stories
Dozens of former open heart surgery patients came together in Stamford Saturday to share their stories.
CT Post - ER visits rising for low-income, minority residents in Stamford
For a number of Stamford residents, access to healthcare may seem expensive and out of reach.
Stamford Magazine - Then & Now
10 landmarks that have defined Stamford over the past decade.
CT Health I-Team - 26 Hospitals Penalized By Medicare For High Readmission Rates
Most Connecticut hospitals will lose a percentage of their Medicare reimbursement payments over the next year as penalties for having high rates of readmitted patients, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Fairfield County Business Journal - Stamford Health first in nation to offer noninvasive uterine fibroid procedure
Women suffering from uterine fibroids traditionally faced undergoing a myomectomy or, in some cases, a hysterectomy - or simply just living with the pain and discomfort.
Fairfield County Business Journal - Medical Director Named for Americares Stamford Clinic
Stamford Health medical Group physician Craig Olin has been named medical director of the Americares Free Clinic of Stamford.
CT Post - Flu season inching closer in state
As flu cases start to slowly sprinkle into doctor's offices across the state, experts said now's a good time to at least start thinking about getting vaccinated against the contagious respiratory illness.
Patch - Stamford Health Announces 2019 Paint the Town Pink
Calendar of Events Detailed for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Stamford Advocate - New medical director appointed at free clinic in Stamford
There's a new doctor in charge at the Americares Free Clinic in Stamford - and he already has a lot of experience with the community.
Stamford Advocate - Life expectancy in Stamford differs greatly from neighborhood to neighborhood
The life expectancy of an average North Stamford resident is eight years longer than a typical person on the West Side.
Stamford Advocate - New Stamford location of 8th annual Health Wellness & Lifestyle Expo
The 8th annual Health Wellness & Lifestyle Expo 2019 will be at a new location this year - the Harbor Point Boardwalk area in Stamford.
Stamford Advocate - Stamford Hospital Receives High Marks
U.S. News & World Report recognized Stamford Hospital as a high performing hospital for 2019-20.
At Home in Fairfield County - What's Up, Doc?
Our area hospitals are dedicated to keeping the little ones - and even bears, monkeys and dolls - health
Serendipity Magazine - How to Handle Common Medical Issues
What to do if you find yourself with one of these common health conditions - and how to best advocate for yourself or your family.
Fairfield County Business Journal - Stamford Health Official Elected to State Hospital Association Board
Stamford Health President and CEO Kathleen Silard was elected to the Connecticut Hospital Association's (CHA) board of trustees for the 2019-2022 term.
Patch - Stamford Health CEO Elected to CT Hospital Association Board
Stamford Health President and CEO Kathleen Silard has been elected to the Connecticut Hospital Association's Board of Trustees
Greenwich Time - Bulletin Board
Stamford Health leader elected to board of Connecticut Hospital Association
New Canaan Advertiser - Op-ed: Influenza vaccination - a community effort
Public health officials and community physicians have been trying to convince the public for years about the importance of yearly influenza vaccination.
Stamford Advocate - Stamford patients benefit from new breast cancer treatment (op-ed)
Recently, there's been an exciting advancement for women with an aggressive type of breast cancer in our community.
The Darien Times - Women share leadership stories at Girl Scout luncheon
Self confidence, empowerment, and contributions to the community were the themes of the first ever Girl Scout Legacy of Leadership Luncheon on Wednesday, June 5.
Time Magazine - What You Should Know About Chronic Lyme Disease
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster is making waves with her recent blog post about her struggle with chronic Lyme disease.
The Darien Times - Experts weigh in on ticks, Lyme
It's not necessary to go to neighborhood parks in order to encounter ticks.
The Norwalk Hour - Norwalk cancer survivor turns hardship into hope
Lavone Roberson is still not used to the photo hanging in the hallway of Stamford Hospital's Warner Building.
Stamford Advocate - Hope in Motion benefits Stamford Health
More than 3,000 walkers and runners, along with 200 volunteers, participated in the 23rd annual Hope in Motion Walk & Run at Columbus Park in Stamford on Sunday.
Stamford Magazine - Top of the Ladder
After leading the effort to build the new hospital, Kathleen Silard, who began her career as a registered nurse, takes the helm at Stamford Health as president and CEO, and shares how she plans to meet the challenges posed by the state of modern healthcare.
Stamford Magazine - Generation Vape
Is your kid using e-cigarettes? What every parent needs to know.
Stamford Advocate - Hope in Motion Hosts 24th Annual Walk and Run
The annual Hope in Motion Walk Run will be held on National Cancer Survivor's Day to support Stamford Health's Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center on Sunday.
Westfair Online - Doctors of Distinction winners warned not to be victims of medical cybercrime
The medical profession needs to be concerned about monitoring its computer systems to prevent them from being hacked and having patient information stolen, according to Peter Verlezza, managing partner of SMB Networks LLC in Hamden.
Connecticut Magazine - Connecticut's Best Doctors 2019
Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors connects individuals facing difficult medical treatment decisions with the best doctors, selected by impartial peer review in over 450 medical specialty/sub specialty combinations, to review their diagnosis and treatment plans.
CT Post - Access to high-level stroke care limited in Connecticut
Getting to the hospital quickly after suffering a stroke improves your chances of survival, but in Connecticut there are areas where access to the top level of stroke care is limited, health experts say.
Stamford Advocate - Honor for Stamford Hospital Wound Care Center
The Stamford Health Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center has received the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D. Center of Excellence award for clinical performance in 2018.
Patch - Edgehill Puts a Twist on the Annual Hope in Motion Fundraiser
Local senior living community hosts third annual fashion show to benefit Bennett Cancer Center
Patch - Stamford Health Physician to Receive Honor
He will receive an excellence in health care award from the United Hospital Fund.
News12 CT - Doctor lays out the facts surrounding new multi-drug resistant superbug
One person in Connecticut and over 300 in New York and new Jersey have come down with multi-drug resistant superbug Candida auris.
CT Post - Final 'Beetle Bailey' drawing on display at Stamford Hospital
Mort Walker's last illustrations of his famed creation Beetle Bailey were drawn inside Stamford Hospital as a thank you to staff, days before the prolific illustrator died in his Stamford home in early 2018.
Stamford Advocate - Experts say worst of flu season might be yet to come
Though the measles have grabbed the infectious disease spotlight both locally and nationwide, experts said people shouldn't forget about a much more common illness that's still a major concern - the flu.
Patch - Spot A Stroke: Stroke Awareness Program this Friday, Feb 8
Recognize the warning signs of a stroke and learn the steps to take in an emergency. Plus: an interactive CPR demonstration by Stamford EMS.
Mind Body Green - What Is Cortisol & What Causes High Levels Of This Stress Hormone
Stress isn't just annoying. It can also wreak havoc on your body.
Mind Body Green - 7 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger & How To Take It For Maximum Benefits
You know that ginger's delicious in stir-fries, soups, smoothies and sauces. But did you also know that it's really, really good for you?
Newtown Bee - After the NICU Talk in Wilton, 'Sleep Health and Tranisitions' with Dr John Ciannella
In an effort to provide valuable resources and practical help for parents with premature babies, The Tiny Miracles Foundation (TTMF) has announced their After the NICU Education Series for 2019 with the first program, "Sleep Health and Transitions" with Dr John Ciannella, Neonatologist at Stamford Hospital.
New Canaan Advertiser - Community Buzz: New Canaan Exchange Club recognized for service; The Moxie Project set for Jan. 29
Stamforth Health re verified as a Level II Trauma Center
Associated Press - Gynesonics Announces Publication of Final SONATA IDE Pivotal Trial Results in the Journal, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynesonics, a women’s healthcare company and the developer of the Sonata ® system for the treatment of uterine fibroids (also known as leiomyomas) today announced the publication of the SONATA IDE Pivotal Trial 12-month results in the January edition of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the official publication of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
Greenwich Magazine - be well
Our 2019 Expert Guide to a Happier & Healthier You
Stamford Advocate - Recent births at Stamford Hospital
Stamford Advocate - Doctor: Mold symptoms usually are temporary
Since Alla Bourlatskii’s daughters began attending Westover Magnet Elementary School, she’s seen changes in their health.
ABC 7 New York - Identical twin sisters deliver babies just hours apart on their birthday
Two identical twin sisters celebrated their birthday last week by each welcoming new additions to their families hours apart.
Patch - Stamford Health Bennett Medical Center Adds New Signage
The new Stamford Hospital, which opened in 2016, is now complete with the new signage.
Stamford Advocate - Patient access tops new Stamford Hospital CEO’s focus
Kathleen Silard has a long to-do list as the new CEO and president of Stamford Health, but one of her top priorities is breaking down barriers to care and improving the interface between patients and hospital staff.
Patch Stamford Health Launches Clinical Trial On Hypertension
Doctors and researchers at Stamford Health are leading Connecticut's only site for the ongoing RADIANCE-HTN study.
Stamford doctor applauds as American Cancer Society cuts recommended screening age for colon cancer
Early detection is the key when it comes to battling most cancers. But with colorectal cancer, early detection of cancerous precursors could actually prevent cancer from developing, a local surgeon said this week.
News12 CT - Hometown Hero: Andrea Bass
Andrea Bass has been the volunteer chairperson of the Hope in Motion Walk and Run for the past five years. Bass says she is passionate about supporting people in their fight against cancer.
Stamford Advocate - Local couple celebrates birth of surprise ‘instababy’
Surprises — pleasant ones, anyway — often come in the form of a party, a visitor or an unexpected windfall. But a surprise baby?
Stamford Advocate - CDC finds mosquito- and tick-borne disease cases have tripled since 2004
Patch - Stamford Health Trustee Mark DeWaele Honored by UHF
Stamford Plus - Crowd Attends Screening of Oscar-Nominated Film Edith + Eddie and Discusses Caring For Aging Parents and Need For Appointing A C
The Healthy - 16 Vitamins (and Supplements) Doctors Actually Take Every Day
With so many supplements being touted as the "next big thing," it's hard to figure out which ones work and which ones are right for you.
Stamford Advocate - New program informs Stamford minority students about health care careers
Stamford Advocate – Female Surgeons Narrowing the Gender Gap
Women lead Stamford Hospital’s breast and neurosurgery divisions, and the incoming class of residents is all female.
Stamford Advocate - Stamford Hospital partners with HSS to open orthopedic center
A Stamford Advocate article explains a unique collaboration between Stamford Health and Hospital for Special Surgery
Greenwich Sentinel - YWCA Greenwich to Celebrate the 2017 BRAVA Awards
YWCA Greenwich 2017 BRAVA Awards Honorees will be celebrated at a luncheon on Friday, Feb. 10, at the Hyatt Regency, Greenwich beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Hartford Business Journal - Mobile app guides patients, visitors through new Stamford Hospital
Stamford Health said that its Stamford Health Find My Way application, which helps patients and visitors navigate to the new Stamford Hospital, has been downloaded nearly than 1,500 times.
Journal International Musician - Pain in the Neck
A case study discusses the treatment of Trigger Points in the neck and shoulder of musician Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal.
Stamford Advocate - Op-Ed Series on the State of Healthcare and Hospitals
Three articles provide some insight into the role of hospitals in the community, as well as the challenges and changes caused by a rapidly evolving U.S. health care system.
New York Post - Choosing the Wrong Hospital Can Cost You Your Life
An op-ed article points out that consumers need to be mindful of hospitals they select, as quality and safety can vary.
Stamford Daily Voice - Allays Concerns About D.C.I.S. Breast Cancer
Stamford Health's Helen Pass, MD, director of breast surgery and co-director, Women's Breast Center, allays concerns about D.C.I.S. breast cancer.
NPR - Mortality In Gross Anatomy Lab
Eleven years ago, NPR's Melissa Block followed a group of first-year medical students in one gross anatomy lab as they confronted cadavers and mortality.
Stamford Advocate - On the Move: Business People
Dr. Charles Littlejohn of Stamford was elected president of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.