Nursing Depts. at Stamford Hospital - Fairfield County, CT - Stamford Health

Stamford Health Nursing Departments

Exceptional care starts with options.

The nurses in Stamford Hospital's medical and surgical departments exemplify the hospital’s commitment to outstanding medical care. We offer an environment that encourages growth in a chosen specialization and the opportunity to provide patients with the best care possible.

Maternal-Child Health 

  • State-of-the-art maternal-child health (MCH) pavilion, featuring 12 labor and delivery rooms and all private postpartum rooms
  • 16-bed spacious, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit , fostering a family-centered environment, complete with overnight transition rooms for parents
  • Board-certified lactation consultants
  • Postpartum mother's group
  • Full complement of prenatal classes, including perinatal, breastfeeding, basics of infant care, preparation for a caesarean section, VBAC, preconception class, and childbirth prep—all taught by nursing staff
  • Newly renovated 13-bed pediatric unit with a family-friendly focus
  • Patient satisfaction scores in top quartile nationwide for MCH units
  • Individualized orientation with opportunities for cross-training to other areas within Maternal Child Health

Ortho/Neuro and Surgical Units

  • Orthopedic nurse transition program 
  • Affiliation with Orthopedic & Spine Institute for excellence in total joint programs 
  • Strong teamwork 
  • Community outreach programs 
  • Excellent nursing/physician collaboration

Medicine Unit

  • 28-bed unit offering a safe and nurturing environment
  • Specialty hemo/peritoneal dialysis services 
  • Awareness programs and continuing education to ensure quality care
  • Strong collaboration with multidisciplinary team
  • Patient satisfaction scores are consistently in the 80th percentile

Behavioral Health

  • 24-bed unit offering a safe and therapeutic environment
  • Multidisciplinary approach to treatment of a full spectrum of psychiatric diagnoses
  • Individual programs designed to provide rapid stabilization
  • Structured daily schedule with a variety of activities for our clients
  • Psychiatric and medical consultation available 24/7
  • Patient satisfaction scores consistently in the 90th percentile

Intensive Care Unit

  • 16-bed multispecialty critical care unit
  • Nursing care is evidence-based and protocol driven
  • Responsible for the implementation of a hypothermia protocol for patients in cardiac arrest
  • Recipient of the Codman Award in 2004 for glucose management in critically ill patients 
  • Uses Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO) blended with an intense bedside orientation when training staff new to critical care

Cardiology Unit

  • Includes 24 telemetry beds and eight cardiac step-down beds
  • New grads receive an intense bedside orientation as well as classroom experience
  • NIT-based preceptors work on a 1:1 basis with new staff members

Oncology Unit

  • 26-bed unit specializing in medical oncology
  • Strong interdisciplinary team collaboration
  • Oncology core curriculum and chemotherapy certification course offered on-site
  • Nursing staff is highly involved in the implementation of a complementary medicine program

Rehabilitation Unit

  • 17-bed unit offering specialized rehabilitation care
  • Unit offers short-term acute rehabilitation to patients with neurologic disorders and orthopedic injuries
  • Patient satisfaction scores are consistently above the 90th percentile
  • Strong interdisciplinary team approach to care

Emergency Department

  • Accredited Level II Trauma Center
  • Provides initial treatment to patients of all ages with a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries
  • Team members provide rapid assessment and management of critical illnesses 
  • Fast track section for prompt care of minor illnesses and injuries

For more information about Nursing Opportunities at Stamford Hospital, contact Human Resources at 203.276.7590