How are Norwalk Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering working together?
Norwalk Hospital and MSK are jointly launching MSK Physicians at Norwalk Hospital. This new cancer care collaboration will integrate Memorial Sloan Kettering medical and radiation oncology doctors and care practices with the existing cancer program at the C. Anthony and Jean Whittingham Cancer Center. MSK medical and radiation oncologists will now work alongside Norwalk Hospital’s team of oncologists, many of whom have been collaborating with their MSK colleagues for years. The new partnership combines the strengths of each institution and gives people in our community access to world-class cancer care.
Why is this new partnership good news for patients and our community?
The majority of cancer care in the United States is delivered in the community, yet cancer care advances and new treatments can take years to become the standard of care. MSK Physicians at Norwalk Hospital aims to bridge this gap by bringing leading medical and radiation oncology experts from MSK to Norwalk Hospital and implementing MSK’s clinical practice for these two disciplines. This approach will help ensure that Norwalk Hospital patients have access to the best drug- and radiation-based treatment options for their disease, while staying close to home.
What makes this collaboration special?
This is a unique model of collaboration through which Memorial Sloan Kettering medical and radiation oncologists are onsite at Norwalk Hospital leading and delivering team-based care alongside Norwalk Hospital’s own cancer experts.
Will my insurance or billing change?
No, insurance and billing will not change. If you are a current patient of Norwalk Hospital/Western Connecticut Medical Group, you will continue to receive two bills where applicable; one bill for the physician’s professional services (including MSK physicians) and one bill for clinical services (lab, radiology, chemotherapy).
Will I be able to see my current physician/s and support staff?
Yes, patients who currently receive cancer treatment at Norwalk Hospital will remain Norwalk Hospital patients under the care of their existing physician. New patients who wish to make an appointment at the Whittingham Cancer Center can call 203-845-4811.
Will patients be considered Norwalk Hospital patients or MSK patients?
Patients treated at Norwalk Hospital will remain Norwalk Hospital patients, and will have access to the deep knowledge MSK offers, as well as easy access to MSK facilities for complex cases and clinical trials, if needed.
Where can I call for more information?
To learn more about MSK Physicians at Norwalk Hospital, call 203-845-4811.