Norwalk Hospital has just been ranked No. 1 in the 2011 Healthcare Consumerism and Hospital Quality in America in the state of Connecticut with which many diseases the elderly more commonly are afflicted. These include: prostate surgery, strokes, and vascular surgery.
In the ranking Medicare data was investigated between 2008 to 2010 throughout approximately 5,000 hospitals nationwide. According to chief executive of professional services at HealthGrades (that released the survey) David Thompson, there is a 54 percent reduced possibility of fatality when being treated at Norwalk compared to the national average which is extremely significant. Norwalk hospital also received the 2011 "Specialty Excellence Award for Stroke and Prostatectomy Care."
It was the hospital’s CEO and president, Dan DeBarba, who received the award along with VP CMO Dr. Eric M. Mazur and Chief Medical Quality and Information Officer, Dr. Stephen O’Mahony.