CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE
Norwalk Hospital provides a comprehensive range of high-quality emergency medical services, from pre-hospital EMS/paramedic services to a state-of-the-art Emergency Department featuring a Level II Trauma Center to a nationally recognized Critical Care Unit.
One of Norwalk Hospital’s signature services, our emergency medicine program features emergency medicine residency-trained, board-certified emergency medicine physicians who provide expert emergency medical care backed by advanced technology.
Our EMS/paramedic service provides advanced, pre-hospital care by state-licensed paramedics and certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who respond to 9-1-1 calls requiring medical assistance for Norwalk and other surrounding local towns. In close contact with emergency physicians and nurses in the Emergency Department, our paramedics and EMTs in essence bring the Emergency Department to the patient in the “field,” providing advanced monitoring, medical care and interventions, saving valuable minutes.
Our state-of-the-art Emergency Department features modern lifesaving technology and is staffed by board-certified physicians and experienced nurses with advanced skills. This high-level of emergency medical care is enhanced by the compassionate care for which Norwalk Hospital is widely noted for providing to patients and families.
For the most critically ill and injured patients, Norwalk Hospital offers a Level II Trauma Center accredited by the American College of Surgeons. This Center is staffed around-the-clock by trauma specialists, including trauma surgeons and emergency physicians.
For patients experiencing a stroke, Norwalk Hospital is certified as a Stroke Center. There is a critical pathway for ensuring the rapid evaluation of these patients and the timely and appropriate treatment to minimize long-term consequences.
For patients experiencing an acute heart attack, Norwalk Hospital is certified as a Primary Angioplasty Center. Once identified as a candidate either by EMS or by the emergency physician, a critical pathway ensures the rapid evaluation of the patient and movement to the Cardiac Cath Lab for definitive care to minimize long-term consequences.
Emergency, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is available for patients suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning, diver’s “bends” and other conditions through our Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center.
If needed, it’s comforting to know that Norwalk Hospital’s Critical Care Unit has been nationally recognized for the exemplary level of care provided. The Unit’s nurses have been awarded the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses three times, the only hospital in Fairfield County to receive this prestigious national award three times.