Questions surround Stamford Hospital's permission to expand its cardiac services

One lawmaker is questioning why Stamford Hospital was given permission by the state to expand its cardiac services. State Representative Larry Cafero (R-Norwalk) says he's baffled over the state?s decision

News 12 Staff

Jan 5, 2006, 11:17 PM

Updated 6,707 days ago

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Questions surround Stamford Hospital's permission to expand its cardiac services
One lawmaker is questioning why Stamford Hospital was given permission by the state to expand its cardiac services.
State Representative Larry Cafero (R-Norwalk) says he's baffled over the state?s decision being that Norwalk Hospital isn't allowed to even create a critical cardiac care unit (CCU). However, Norwalk Hospital President Jeoff Cole wasn't surprised about the decision. He says location was the main reason Norwalk was denied the unit about 10 months ago.
Both Bridgeport hospitals already have cardiac units. Cole says the state was concerned that because of Norwalk Hospital's proximity to Bridgeport, it might siphon off some of those cardiac services.


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