About Waterbury Hospital

Location

Waterbury Hospital is located at 64 Robbins Street, Waterbury, CT 06708.
The main phone number is (203) 573-6000.

Vision

We will be an organization where patients demand to come to receive world-class health care in a healing and safe environment

Mission

To Always put you, the patient first.

To provide a family friendly environment

To be compassionate and receptive to your needs

To provide a clean and quiet healing atmosphere

To provide high quality care while always managing resources wisely.

We are Waterbury Hospital.

Who We Are

At Waterbury Hospital, our guiding principle is, “Caring Makes a World of Difference.” Our services are based upon this philosophy. In fact, our Press Ganey patient satisfaction scores consistently give high marks to our care-giving staff in the areas of medical expertise and attention to patients. Our nurses’ scores are generally our very best results. Surveys tell us our patients are also pleased with our physicians, including the amount of time doctors spend with them, the way they address their concerns and the skill and friendliness of our medical staff.

58,000 Emergencies Per Year

A mid-sized community and teaching hospital, Waterbury Hospital is licensed for 357 beds. Each year we care for approximately 15,000 inpatients, treat more than 160,000 people in our outpatient medical clinics and handle more than 58,000 Emergency Department visits. Our Behavioral Health Center, one of the largest in the region, logs more than 27,000 outpatient visits per year. Meanwhile, our One-Day Surgery department serves approximately 6,000 area residents annually, including adults and children.

Workforce of 2,000

Waterbury Hospital is the second-largest employer in Waterbury, after the City of Waterbury itself, with over 2,000 employees, including full-time, part-time and per diem individuals.

Helping Area Residents Stay Healthy

Community health education is one of our strengths at Waterbury Hospital. We provide free or low-cost seminars and health screenings through our 20,000-member Evergreen Club 50, a senior wellness organization for mature adults.

Pastoral Care Services Waterbury Hospital recognizes that exemplary care extends beyond meeting a patient’s physical needs. Whether to offer Communion or provide comfort, a dedicated pastoral care team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the spiritual well-being of our patients and their families. Additionally, patient representatives visit patients daily to ensure that all needs, large and small, are being met.

When Only the Best Will Do: Our Centers of Excellence

Orthopaedic Services at Waterbury Hospital is among the busiest joint replacement centers in the state, with more than 700 hip and knee replacements and revisions performed annually. The Center draws from a wide geographic area, including Westchester County in New York state, and Fairfield County in southern Connecticut.

The Comprehensive Center for Arthritis specializes- in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis, painful musculoskeletal conditions, and rheumatologic diseases. Conditions treated include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, tendinitis and bursitis, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, scleroderma, and inflammatory muscle disease.

The Physicians, Jane Cooper, M.D., Susan Giles, M.D. and David Podell, M.D., are board-certified rheumatologists and are active in rheumatology teaching programs with the Yale University Primary Care Residency Program. The doctors work closely with a staff of nurses and medical assistants, referring physicians, physical therapists, and other healthcare providers to provide state-of-the art rheumatologic care and ongoing support to patients. Patients are seen by referral from their primary care provider.

The Henry S. Chase Outpatient Center- is a bustling outpatient facility with more than 20,400 visits per year. Run by the doctors of the Yale Primary Care Program, the Center operates similarly to a private doctor’s office. New patients are always welcome. The Center is under the direction of Jeffrey Wong, M.D.

The Center for Behavioral Health-is one of Connecticut’s largest mental health facilities, providing inpatient care in a modern and attractive setting, and quality outpatient care. The Center offers counseling for families, individuals, adolescents, and geriatric patients. Programs address substance addiction, crisis counseling, personality disorders, and more.

The Family Care Center-is affiliated with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford and offers specialized care to children close to home. We are proud of our connection with one of the most highly esteemed children’s hospitals in the Northeast, and are pleased with the many benefits the partnership brings to both our patients and medical and clinical staffs.