Waterbury HEALTH welcomes Dr. Daniel Kleiner, a hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and complex upper GI surgeon. The arrival of Dr. Kleiner will allow Waterbury HEALTH to bring sophisticated hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery to patients in the greater Waterbury area filling a service void. Before joining Waterbury HEALTH, Dr. Kleiner was Chief of Hepatic and Biliary Surgery at Western Connecticut Health Network. Dr. Kleiner was also vice-chairman of the Waterbury Hospital Department of Surgery.
Lester P. Schindel, has been named CEO of Waterbury HEALTH network. Schindel served as interim CEO of the network for the past 12 months leading the organization through the COVID-19 pandemic, a particularly challenging year for the organization and healthcare in general.
Waterbury HEALTH -- a local network anchored by 357-bed Waterbury Hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient healthcare services as well as primary and multispecialty physician services and home health care -- has acquired a minority ownership interest in Waterbury Surgery Center, a free-standing multispecialty facility providing high-quality ambulatory surgical services. Waterbury HEALTH began managing the facility Dec. 31, 2020.
StayWell Health Center, Waterbury HEALTH, and Alliance Medical Group are pleased to announce the transfer of the Chase Outpatient Center to StayWell Health Care, Inc. This is an exciting new chapter not only for the Chase Outpatient Center but for StayWell Health Center as well. As a long-time institution committed to serving the Greater Waterbury residents through its commitment to providing community-based medical, dental, behavioral health and social services, StayWell is uniquely qualified to continue the high level of care provided to Chase patients.
Waterbury Hospital and Connecticut Health Care Associates District 1199, National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employers (CHCA/NUHHCE), the labor union that represents the hospital’s nursing staff and technical positions including respiratory therapists, and radiology and surgical technicians, today hailed the spirit of cooperation and collaboration that has enabled them to work effectively together to care for the community during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.
In order to increase testing volume for patients suspected of having Coronavirus, Waterbury Hospital opened the state’s second Department of Public Health approved drive through Coronavirus Sampling Station for patients. Our colleagues worked very hard to get this station up and running by early Friday afternoon. The sampling station will be open seven days a week, from 8 am to 4 pm.
Lester Schindel, a longtime New England healthcare executive, has been named interim CEO of Waterbury Hospital. Schindel previously served as interim CEO at Waterbury Hospital in 2017 soon after Prospect acquired the hospital. In collaboration with its Waterbury Hospital executives, Prospect will conduct a national search for a permanent CEO at Waterbury.
Maria Fernanda Munoz, MD, has joined Alliance Medical Group, an affiliate of Waterbury HEALTH. Dr. Munoz specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. She will be working at the Alliance Medical Group affiliate Associated Women’s Health Specialists in Waterbury.