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Cardiologist Dr. Daniel O’Dea joins The Heart Center in Sharon

Posted: 7/1/2020

Cardiologist Dr. Daniel O’Dea is the latest addition to the medical staff at The Heart Center, a Nuvance Health affiliate, in Sharon. He will treat patients at its Sharon Hospital location, 50 Hospital Hill Road. “Cardiovascular services are critical to supporting general wellness, so enhancing current services will set a new standard for what it means to improve your heart health,” O’Dea said. O’Dea will provide expertise and education on varying conditions, including preventive cardiology, to help pat...

Sharon Hospital updates visitation policy

Posted: 6/24/2020

Sharon Hospital welcomes back more visitors Sharon Hospital, part of Nuvance Health, has updated its visitation policy to bring back more visitors. The hospital can expand visitation following safety guidelines because the campus and the region are observing a decrease in the rate of new COVID-19 infections. “Restrictions will be lifted in a phased approach over the next several weeks to ensure high levels of safety and security for staff, patients and the community,” said hospital president Dr. Mark Hi...

Sharon Hospital resumes suspended services, appointments required

Posted: 6/2/2020

Beginning Wednesday, June 3, hospital services previously suspended due to COVID-19 will resume on an appointment-only basis at Sharon Hospital. This includes radiology, laboratory, cardiology, rehabilitation and wound care services. “Our operational reboot takes a strict but very necessary approach to uphold a safe environment for patient care,” said Dr. Mark Hirko, hospital president. “We want everyone to feel confident when visiting us for routine care, tests or elective procedures. Do not put your h...

Nuvance Health hospitals in Connecticut resume elective surgeries and procedures

Posted: 5/21/2020

Post-pandemic care is set with safety of patients and staff as top priority Nuvance Health hospitals and ambulatory care centers in Danbury, New Milford, Norwalk and Sharon, CT are reopening for elective surgeries and endoscopy procedures starting today as the region observes a decrease in the rate of new COVID-19 infections and in accordance with Gov. Ned Lamont’s executive order. Staff at Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital have been preparing for weeks to resu...

Donor challenges region to raise $1M for Sharon Hospital

Posted: 5/11/2020

An anonymous benefactor from the region has made an extraordinary offer to match up to $1 million in philanthropic support for coronavirus (COVID-19) care efforts and ongoing emergency preparedness at Sharon Hospital. “These remarkable acts of kindness remind us of the region’s strong support for healthcare teams on the frontlines of one of the greatest public health crises of our lifetimes,” said Dr. Mark Hirko, the hospital’s president. “Significant gifts like this strengthen our ability to advance pa...

Sharon Hospital earns 3rd straight ‘A’ safety grade from healthcare watchdog

Posted: 5/6/2020

Sharon Hospital earned an “A” from The Leapfrog Group for quality patient care and overall safety for the third time in a row. “Now more than ever, our team’s shared vision of redefining the safe and effective delivery of care is crucial to fostering a safe environment here and across the region,” Sharon Hospital President Dr. Mark Hirko said. “The pledge of our clinical and support services staff to keep you and patients safe and well-cared for is unwavering.” The Leapfrog Group is an independent natio...

Mobile Field Hospital at Sharon Hospital

Posted: 4/14/2020

On Friday, April 10, members of Governor Ned Lamont’s Foot Guard and Horse Guard, along with the Connecticut National Guard, deployed the final portion of the Department of Public Health’s Mobile Field Hospital in the exterior parking area of Sharon Hospital. Overseen by the Connecticut Military Department, the 25-bed site is a precautionary measure, part of Lamont’s statewide COVID-19 surge plan. The site in Sharon was strategically chosen to serve communities across the northwest corner, enhance bed c...

Nuvance Health offers virtual doctors’ appointments

Posted: 3/26/2020

To make medical providers readily available in our communities, Nuvance Health launched Virtual Visits for primary and specialty care, advancing access to healthcare for patients during a critical time of need. “We are leveraging the power of the digital age to expand our capabilities to connect patients with our physicians as one more thing we can do to offer them continuous safe care,” said Dr. Christopher Lehrach, president of Nuvance Health’s medical practices. Available today, patients of Western C...

Tips on talking to children about the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted: 3/16/2020

Answers to how to minimize anxiety in children during this difficult time. By Dr. Maria Lombardi, pediatrician, Nuvance Health With school closures, sports games cancellations and family vacations postponed due to the evolving spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), it is important to remember the toll this may be taking on children. They may be experiencing anxiety about catching the virus or perhaps, their grandparents getting sick, not knowing how to express their concerns and emotions. Parents, extended f...

Nuvance Health prepares for possible coronavirus cases

Posted: 3/5/2020

Nuvance Health steering committee establishes plan to keep patients, staff, and communities informed and safe about 2019 novel coronavirus. Nuvance Health is closely monitoring this new infectious disease surge and is prepared to provide the communities it serves with the safest, most current care and information. Nuvance Health is comprised of a family of seven nonprofit hospitals spanning New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut. Staff throughout the health system have taken several steps, in ...

Sharon Hospital earns 5-star rating from federal healthcare agency

Posted: 2/19/2020

Sharon is only Connecticut hospital to receive top rating Sharon Hospital, part of Nuvance Health, recently earned a five-star overall hospital rating, the highest possible, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality patient care. It is the only hospital in Connecticut to receive the highest quality rating for patient care and is one of 407 facilities in the nation to earn the top score. “This achievement is a testament to the hard work and shared vision of our physicians, nur...

Dr. John M. Murphy, President and CEO of Nuvance Health Named “Business Person of the Year”

Posted: 1/7/2020

Dr. Murphy once again recognized for his leadership role in healthcare Dr. John M. Murphy, president and CEO of Nuvance Health, has been named the inaugural Business Person of the Year by Westfair Business Publications for advocating on behalf of the healthcare industry and patient care on the local, state, and national level. Westfair, the publisher for Fairfield County Business Journal, Westchester County Business Journal, and Hudson Valley Business Journal, noted that Dr. Murphy was instrumental in W...

Nuvance Health names new Sharon Hospital president

Posted: 12/6/2019

Dr. Mark Hirko, a healthcare executive with diverse clinical and academic leadership experience, is the new leader of Sharon Hospital, now part of Nuvance Health. “Sharon Hospital takes pride in its highly skilled and compassionate clinical care, and I am fortunate to join this team of dedicated professionals to enhance the way we deliver care to patients,” said Hirko, a board-certified vascular surgeon and physician leader with more than 25 years of experience. Hirko began his tenure with Health Quest ...

Healthcare training programs scheduled for November

Posted: 10/28/2019

November 2019 classes are as follows: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Conn Cost: $165 (includes text), $125 (excludes text) Call 845-475-9742 to register This is a recertification of the ACLS course. You must have an ACLS certification to take this course. Completion results in a two-year ACLS certification from the American Heart Association. A textbook (March 2016 edition of AHA ACLS) is required and AHA allows stud...

Nuvance Health Community Education announces training programs for September

Posted: 8/23/2019

September classes are as follows: Babysitting Preparedness Course Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck, NY Cost $50; call 845-475-9742 to register The course covers feeding, diapering, safety in the home, prevention of sudden infant death syndrome, prevention of shaken baby syndrome, basic first aid skills, how to cope with a crying baby, pediatric CPR and how to start a babysitting business. The course is led by nationally certified instructors who also have experie...

Welcome to Nuvance Health: New brand identity revealed

Posted: 8/20/2019

To mark the creation of Nuvance Health, and as one of many steps to transform the healthcare experience for consumers in New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut, the nonprofit system today unveiled its new brand with an advertising campaign, a new system URL, nuvancehealth.org, and new social media pages. The brand conveys Nuvance Health’s motivation to challenge assumptions and expectations in healthcare and to deliver more convenient, accessible and affordable care throughout the region. Nuva...

Sharon Hospital Lunch-and-Learn Wellness Series returns this fall

Posted: 8/12/2019

Join us this fall for a no-cost, community benefit lunch program to learn how to better your health. A healthy meal is served while Sharon Hospital medical staff providers present on key preventive health topics. The luncheons are held in the hospital’s Board Conference Room 2, 50 Hospital Hill Road. Seating is limited. To reserve one, visit healthquest.org/wellness or call 845-554-1734 (TTY: 1-800-842-9710). Back School: Injury Prevention Noon to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16 Sharon Hospital Board Confer...

Primary care physician joins Kent medical practice

Posted: 8/5/2019

Sharon Hospital Medical Practice’s Kent location will gain a second primary care provider – expanding access to healthcare in the community. Family medicine specialist Dr. Catalina Niculae will join Dr. Suzanne M. Lefebvre at the 64 Maple St., office, starting Aug. 12. “I chose to practice in a small community like Kent because I want to make an impact in the community where I work, live and plan to raise a family of my own,” she said. Niculae treats patients with a variety of conditions, such as hypert...

Sharon Hospital earns "A" in Leapfrog patient safety report

Posted: 7/22/2019

Sharon Hospital was one of four Connecticut hospitals to earn an "A" in the spring Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The top grade represents the hospital's overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. "Our commitment to healthcare starts with an emphasis on patient safety and quality of care," said Denise George, president of Sharon Hospital. "This recognition demonstrates the dedication of our entire staff, who ensure our patients receive outstanding care close...

Sharon Hospital announces summer community programs

Posted: 7/15/2019

Topics include mental-health training, quitting smoking, weekly exercise for older adults aimed at preventing arthritis and support for stroke survivors. Also, the maternity staff will present childbirth classes and a special breastfeeding brunch. Due to limited seats, registration is requested for most offerings. To learn more about Sharon’s community programs, visit healthquest.org/events. Schedule: Freshstart Smoking Cessation program Monday, July 15, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Board Conference Room 2 To regi...

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