Cardiology Associates of Waterbury to Join the Waterbury
New relationship will enhance and streamline heart
health care services in the Greater Waterbury Region
Greater Waterbury’s major health care providers –
Cardiology Associates of Waterbury (CAW) and Waterbury
Hospital – have entered into a relationship in which CAW
has been acquired by Waterbury Hospital.
the largest cardiology practice in the region. Its
acquisition by Waterbury Hospital is expected to enhance
the exemplary level of care that both parties currently
provide to patients.
are enormously pleased with this arrangement, as we
believe it will position both Waterbury Hospital and CAW
to continue providing high quality cardiac care to
patients across the region for the foreseeable future,”
said John Tobin, Waterbury Hospital President and CEO.
said the acquisition follows a national trend in which
practices are aligning themselves with hospitals and
other large providers in an effort to streamline and
improve patient care.
“There is ample evidence that integrated health care
systems where physicians and hospitals are part of the
same organization, provide higher quality and more cost
effective medical care than the current, fragmented
model can provide,” Tobin explained. “For just this
reason, several provisions of the recently enacted
health care reform legislation will push hospitals,
physicians and other providers into such
cardiologists said the practice shares the belief that
close collaboration will be the key to success and
growth in the future.
parties are looking to the future. A partnership makes
sense for both of us in today’s environment,” CAW
cardiologists said in a joint statement.
Patients of CAW physicians will continue to receive the
highest quality care and treatment during their visits
to the CAW medical building at 455 Chase Parkway in
Waterbury. Inpatient and outpatient services at
Waterbury Hospital and Saint Mary’s Hospital will also
continue as currently provided. CAW physicians will
maintain their privileges at Saint Mary’s Hospital, and
will continue to treat patients there.
Patients of the Heart Center of Greater Waterbury, which
provides a full range of cardiac services under a joint
relationship with Waterbury Hospital, Saint Mary’s
Hospital and the University of Connecticut Medical
Center, will also continue to receive the same high
level of care that they do today, and will see no change
in how service is provided.
two parties closed on the acquisition last week, and it
is expected to be effective by March 2011.