Advanced Care Services

The Reed Surgery Center

The Center is equipped with the latest surgical instrumentation, including minimally-invasive technology, closed-circuit cameras and microphones for two-way interaction with an adjacent educational viewing room for surgeons in training.

There are approximately 6,000 out-patient surgeries a year at the Hospital. One Day Surgery routinely handles general, gynecological, and orthopaedic procedures, as well as all non-surgical procedures and post-operative care, including liver biopsy, cardioversion, anesthesia procedures, bronchoscopy, arteriogram preparation and recovery, cardiac catheterization recovery and MRI and CT Scan sedation.

A pediatric pre-operative program offers a tour of the center for children and their families, a pediatric playroom and the support of the Hospital’s Child Life Specialist on the morning of surgery.

 

Emergency Services/ Observation Unit

Waterbury Hospital is a Level II Trauma Center, providing optimal care for all critically ill or injured patients. The Observation Unit located within the Emergency Department, provides close monitoring of patients with undiagnosed chest pain and other symptoms, in a quiet, comfortable and private environment.

Intensive Care/Telemetry

A 35-bed Medical Intensive Care and Telemetry unit combines a highly skilled nursing staff with the state-of-the-art technology necessary to meet the needs of patients. A centralized nursing station maximizes the staff’s ability to track patients closely. The units are an integral component of the Hospital’s designation as a Level II Trauma Center.

Inpatient Hospice Care

Quality of life at the end of life is the philosophy behind an innovative inpatient hospice suites jointly run by the Hospital and its affiliate, VNA Health at Home. The suites provides an alternative to home hospice or hospice centers which may not be easily accessible to the terminal patient.