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

Executive Leadership

John M. Murphy, MD
Chief Executive Officer 

Jean Ahn
Jean Ahn
Chief Strategy Officer

Kerry Eaton
Chief Operating Officer 

Catherine Frierson
Chief Human Resources Officer 

Geoffry Hook, Chief Information Officer, Nuvance Health
Geoff Hook
Chief Information Officer

Christopher Lehrach
Christopher Lehrach, MD, MBA
President, Medical Groups

Grace Linhard
Chief Development Officer 

Carolyn McKenna
Carolyn McKenna
Chief Legal Counsel 

Wayne McNulty, JD
Chief Compliance Officer

Stephen Meth
Steve Meth
Chief Experience Officer

Joann Petrini
Joann Petrini, PhD, MPH
Vice President and Bedoukian Endowed Chair, Innovation and Research

Steve Rosenberg
Chief Financial Officer

Hospital Presidents

Sharon Adams, RN
President, Danbury & New Milford Hospitals

Peter Cordeau, RN
President, Norwalk Hospital

Denise George
Denise George, RN
President, Northern Dutchess Hospital

Mark Hirko
Mark Hirko, MD, FACS
President, Putnam Hospital, Sharon Hospital

Peter Kelly
Peter Kelly
President, Vassar Brothers Medical Center 

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 

Ronald Lee, MD
Chairman, Department of Radiology

Alan Meinke, MD
Acting Chair, Department of Surgery

Norwalk Hospital Association


  • Thomas Ayoub, MD
  • Patricia Bam, Chair
  • George Bauer
  • Susan Beyman
  • Peter Campbell
  • Pablo D. Colon, III
  • Peter Cordeau, President (ex-officio)
  • Tom Dubin, Vice Chair
  • MaryGrace Gudis
  • Karen Gottlieb
  • Peter Herbert
  • Danielle Robinson, PhD 
  • Amy Schafrann
  • Ervin Shames
  • Curtis (Corky) Stewart
  • Sarah Lesesne Tripodi
  • Susan G. Weinberger, Ed.D.
  • Andrew Whittingham, Secretary
  • Michael L. Witherspoon


  • Leslie Lincoln, CNO
  • Steven Rosenberg, Treasurer
  • Daryl Story, MD (President of the Medical Staff)
  • Brian Wyatt

Norwalk Hospital Foundation Board

  • Dominick Colabella
  • Len DiNardo, Vice Chair
  • Lisa A. Esneault, Chair
  • Grace Linhard (ex-officio)
  • Carolyn McKenna, Secretary
  • James Naughton
  • Steve Rosenberg, Treasurer
  • Jeet M. Sandhu, MD
  • Christian J. Trefz 

In accordance with the Agreed Settlement conditions set forth by the State of Connecticut under the transfer of ownership to Nuvance Health in April 2019, Norwalk Hospital provides the following information to the community:

Community Benefit

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

Working for Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN), comprised of Danbury Hospital; New Milford Hospital; Norwalk Hospital; Western Connecticut Medical Group; and Western Connecticut Home Care, you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of other people. At the same time, you will grow your own skills and expertise - while simultaneously being well rewarded for doing so. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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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: 1-203-899-5016).

Spanish: ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-899-5016).

Portuguese: ATENÇÃO: Se fala português, encontram-se disponíveis serviços linguísticos, grátis. Ligue para 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-899-5016).

Polish: UWAGA: Jeżeli mówisz po polsku, możesz skorzystać z bezpłatnej pomocy językowej. Zadzwoń pod numer 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-899-5016).

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: 1-203-899-5016).

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: 1-203-899-5016).

French: ATTENTION : Si vous parlez français, des services d'aide linguistique vous sont proposés gratuitement. Appelez le 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-899-5016).

French Creole: ATANSYON: Si w pale Kreyòl Ayisyen, gen sèvis èd pou lang ki disponib gratis pou ou. Rele1- 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-899-5016).

Russian: ВНИМАНИЕ: Если вы говорите на русском языке, то вам доступны бесплатные услуги перевода. Звоните 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-899-5016).

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: 1-203-899-5016).

Arabic: ملحوظة: إذا كنت تتحدث اذكر اللغة، فإن خدمات المساعدة اللغویة تتوافر لك بالمجان. اتصل برقم  1-(203)852-2000. ( 1-203-899-5016) :والبكم الصم ھ)

Korean: 주의: 한국어를 사용하시는 경우, 언어 지원 서비스를 무료로 이용하실 수 있습니다.  1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-899-5016).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: 1-203-899-5016).

Hindi: ध्यान द�: य�द आप �हदी बोलते ह � तो आपके िलए मुफ्त म� भाषा सहायता सेवाएं उपलब्ध ह।� 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-899-5016). 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: 1-203-899-5016).

Greek: ΠΡΟΣΟΧΗ: Αν μιλάτε ελληνικά, στη διάθεσή σας βρίσκονται υπηρεσίες γλωσσικής υποστήριξης, οι οποίες παρέχονται δωρεάν. Καλέστε 1-(203)852-2000 (TTY: 1-203-899-5016).

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: 1-203-899-5016. 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.