About Norwalk Hospital

Norwalk Hospital, a proud member of Western Connecticut Health Network, provides personalized care without compromise. We know you well, so we can tailor care to your unique needs and goals. With patients at the center of everything we do, our medical staff works together to provide exceptional and holistic team based care that promotes your well-being.


Our mission is to improve the health of every person we serve through the efficient delivery of excellent, innovative and compassionate care.

Vision 2020

Western Connecticut Health Network will be the preferred partner in health and provider of care for the communities we serve and will be among the most respected community healthcare systems in the nation.


Our values reflect who we are as an organization. They provide clear guidance as to behavior expectations and motivate us by promoting a sense of belonging and pride. We are all accountable for living up to and demonstrating these values in our day-to-day actions:

  • Excellence: We deliver the highest quality of care and service and surpass established standards through a continuous focus on improvement, innovation and education.
  • Integrity: We approach our work with the highest standards of openness, honesty and ethical behavior, with freedom from any inappropriate influence or motive.
  • Compassion: We serve others with empathy and a desire to alleviate their suffering while honoring each individual’s dignity and privacy.
  • Teamwork: We work together in a cooperative, coordinated and supportive environment that places the team’s or organization’s goals ahead of individual goals.
  • Fiscal Responsibility: We achieve our mission through efficient and effective use of our resources and personal accountability for ensuring financial integrity and performance.

Established in 1893, Norwalk Hospital is a 366 bed, not-for-profit community hospital providing Fairfield and Westchester County residents convenient access to exceptional care, close to home. As a proud member of Western Connecticut Health Network, we are united by our mission to improve the health and well-being of those who live in the communities we call home. We remain the local community providers you know and trust, only better. As a teaching hospital, we are associated with Yale University School of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, and Ross University School of Medicine. 

At Norwalk Hospital, we go beyond caring for people to caring about people. We are committed to providing you and your family with personalized care without compromise. We take pride in keeping people well, as well as treating the sick. We believe the key to optimal health is a good partnership with a primary care physician who can help manage your health and coordinate your care through all life stages. Come explore our hospital, talented medical staff, clinical specialties and wellness programs.

Employees: 1,345
Medical Staff: 421 physicians, 117 Allied Health professionals
Beds: 366, including 38 bassinets
ED Cases: 48,954
Inpatient Discharges: 12,802
Outpatient Cases: 242,662
Total Surgeries: 10,503
Newborn Births: 1,162
Community Benefit: $76 million

As of September 30, 2017

Both audited statements and tax returns for Western Connecticut Health Network and its affiliates can be requested from Mary Jo Pawlak at 203-739-8110 or Maryjo.Pawlak@wchn.org

John Murphy
John M. Murphy, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, WCHN
President, Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital

Sharon Adams
Sharon Adams, MSHCA, MA, BSN, RN
Chief Operating Officer &Chief Nursing Officer

Cathy Frierson
Cathy Frierson
Chief Human Resources Officer

Grace Linhard
Grace Linhard
Chief Development Officer

Wayne McNulty
Wayne McNulty, JD
Chief Compliance Officer

Mike Daglio
Michael Daglio

President, Norwalk Hospital & Chief Strategy Officer

Richard Freeman
Richard Freeman, MD, ScD, MPH, FACP
Chief Clinical Officer 

Geoffry Hook
Geoffry Hook
Chief Information Officer

Carolyn McKenna
Carolyn McKenna
General Counsel

Steve Rosenberg
Steven H. Rosenberg
Chief Financial Officer

Patricia Tietjen, MD
Vice President, Medical Affairs

Daryl Story, MD
Chief of Medical Staff

Eric Kitain, MD
Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology

Benjamin Greenblatt, MD
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine

Jason Orlinick, MD
Chairman, Department of Medicine

Linus Chuang, MD
Chairman, Department Obstetrics and Gynecology

Paul Fiedler, MD
Chairman, Department of Pathology

Antolin Trinidad, MD 
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry

Ronald Lee, MD
Chairman, Department of Radiology

Alan Meinke, MD
Acting Chair, Department of Surgery

Norwalk Hospital Association


  • Thomas Ayoub, MD
  • Patricia Bam 
  • George Bauer
  • Robert Cioffi, ex officio* 
  • Michael Daglio, ex officio*
  • Craig Glover 
  • Mark Gudis, Chair
  • Karen Gottlieb
  • LaTanya Langley 
  • Jenny Lee
  • David Lehn
  • Edward Mahony
  • Danielle Robinson, PhD 
  • Amy Schafrann, Vice Chair
  • Ervin Shames
  • Curtis (Corky) Stewart
  • Andrew Whittingham, Secretary


  • Sharon Adams
  • Carolyn McKenna
  • Steven Rosenberg, Treasurer
  • Daryl Story, MD (President of the  Medical Staff)

Norwalk Hospital Foundation Board

  • Robert Cioffi
  • Dominick L. Colabella
  • Leonard DiNardo
  • Lisa A. Esneault
  • MaryGrace Gudis
  • Caroline Kellen
  • Michael Lublinsky
  • James Naughton
  • Pradip Pathare, MD
  • Jeet S. Sandhu, MD
  • Deborah L. Seidel, Chair
  • Christian Trefz

*as of January 2018

At Norwalk Hospital, we are not only your caregivers, we are your neighbors, friends and family.

As part of our commitment to the health of those we serve, we spend time in the community promoting healthy living and prevention through screenings, wellness classes and support programs hosted throughout Fairfield County. Working together, we are creating a healthier community by empowering residents to take charge of their health.   

As a non-profit community hospital, we are also committed to treat everyone who turns to us for care, regardless of their ability to pay. In fiscal year 2015, Norwalk Hospital provided the following in community benefit, charity care and financial assistance:

Community Benefit: $71,977,859
Financial Assistance: $55,809,785

As a member of the Western Connecticut Health Network, Norwalk Hospital is a place where people always come first; a home where everyone is welcome. If you are interested in joining a growing, thriving community of professionals dedicated to providing personalized care without compromise, we invite you to explore our job openings and submit your resume.

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Volunteers are a key member of the Norwalk Hospital care team. From patient transport and bedside visits to behind-the-scenes administrative support, volunteers provide a vital service to our community. We welcome community members who are interested in making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. Come lend a hand today, call 203-852-2023 to learn about ways in which you can share your time and talents with our patients and staff.

Norwalk Hospital complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, income, education, national origin, ancestry, marital status, culture, language, disability, or gender identity. Norwalk Hospital does not exclude people or treat them differently because of age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, income, education, national origin, ancestry, marital status, culture, language, disability, or gender identity. Norwalk Hospital:

  • Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
    • Qualified sign language interpreters
    • Written information in other formats (large print, information in different languages, audio)
  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
    • Interpreters
    • Information written in other languages

If you need these services, contact the Nursing Supervisor at 203-852-2000

English: Language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-852-2152).

Spanish: ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-852-2152).

Portuguese: ATENÇÃO: Se fala português, encontram-se disponíveis serviços linguísticos, grátis. Ligue para 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-852-2152).

Polish: UWAGA: Jeżeli mówisz po polsku, możesz skorzystać z bezpłatnej pomocy językowej. Zadzwoń pod numer 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-852-2152).

Chinese: 注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-852-2152).

Italian: ATTENZIONE: In caso la lingua parlata sia l'italiano, sono disponibili servizi di assistenza linguistica gratuiti. Chiamare il numero 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-852-2152).

French: ATTENTION : Si vous parlez français, des services d'aide linguistique vous sont proposés gratuitement. Appelez le 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-852-2152).

French Creole: ATANSYON: Si w pale Kreyòl Ayisyen, gen sèvis èd pou lang ki disponib gratis pou ou. Rele1- 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-852-2152).

Russian: ВНИМАНИЕ: Если вы говорите на русском языке, то вам доступны бесплатные услуги перевода. Звоните 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-852-2152).

Vietnamese: CHÚ Ý: Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn. Gọi số 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-852-2152).

Arabic: ملحوظة: إذا كنت تتحدث اذكر اللغة، فإن خدمات المساعدة اللغویة تتوافر لك بالمجان. اتصل برقم  1-(203)852-2000. ( 1-203-852-2152) :والبكم الصم ھ)

Korean: 주의: 한국어를 사용하시는 경우, 언어 지원 서비스를 무료로 이용하실 수 있습니다.  1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-852-2152).번으로 전화해 주십시오.

Albanian: KUJDES: Nëse flitni shqip, për ju ka në dispozicion shërbime të asistencës gjuhësore, pa pagesë. Telefononi në 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-852-2152).

Hindi: ध्यान द�: य�द आप �हदी बोलते ह � तो आपके िलए मुफ्त म� भाषा सहायता सेवाएं उपलब्ध ह।� 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-852-2152). पर कॉल कर�।

Tagalog: PAUNAWA: Kung nagsasalita ka ng Tagalog, maaari kang gumamit ng mga serbisyo ng tulong sa wika nang walang bayad. Tumawag sa 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-852-2152).

Greek: ΠΡΟΣΟΧΗ: Αν μιλάτε ελληνικά, στη διάθεσή σας βρίσκονται υπηρεσίες γλωσσικής υποστήριξης, οι οποίες παρέχονται δωρεάν. Καλέστε 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-852-2152).

If you believe that Norwalk Hospital has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, income, education, national origin, ancestry, marital status, culture, language, disability, or gender identity, you can file a grievance with: Director of Patient Relations, Norwalk Hospital, 34 Maple Street, Norwalk, CT 06856; telephone number 203-852-2991; fax number 203-855-3914 ; TTY: 1-203-852-2152. You can file a grievance in person, by telephone, by mail or fax. If you need help filing a grievance, the Director of Patient Relations is available at 203-852-2991 to help you.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at: https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 509F, HHH Building, Washington, DC 20201; 1-800-368-1019; 800-537-7697(TDD)

Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.