STAMFORD, CT - On September 26, 2016, Stamford Health President and CEO Brian Grissler, other Stamford Health executives and Stamford Hospital staff participated in a celebratory ribbon cutting commemorating the official opening of the new Stamford Hospital in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The $450 million project opened on schedule and on budget – representing one of the largest hospital projects in the country this year, according to healthcare construction data.
“This new facility was designed to provide a unique healing environment, and is likely the only new hospital of its kind created in Connecticut for the near future,” said Brian Grissler, President and CEO of Stamford Health. “Today culminates more than ten years of thoughtful, diligent planning and dedicated implementation – the result is this beautiful building that will support advanced care, leading clinicians and a more calming and welcoming atmosphere to benefit our patients, visitors and staff.”
The new 650,000 SF building incorporates an abundance of natural light, calming colors, green spaces, works of art and noise reduction, aligning with the Stamford Hospital’s Planetree philosophy – a philosophy that means that care is all about the patient.
“The new hospital symbolizes our commitment to our Planetree philosophy and a patient-centered model of care,” said Kathleen Silard, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Stamford Health. “The care environment supports collaboration and coordination that will drive the best outcomes for our patients.”
Some of the key features of the new hospital include:
· 180 all-private patient rooms with private bathrooms to provide comfort, promote healing and prevent infection.
· A new Emergency Department, double the amount of treatment space, offering separate and dedicated treatment areas for cardiac care, behavioral health, trauma and pediatric patients.
· Two family lounges per patient floor and centralized nurses’ stations to deliver more flexible care.
· Significantly larger operating rooms to accommodate both current and future technology.
· A central location for all Heart & Vascular Institute services, including electrophysiology, interventional and non-invasive cardiology.