Category: Health

Governor Lamont applauds House passage of his proposal to strengthen Connecticut’s standards on childhood lead poisoning

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont is applauding the Connecticut House of Representatives for approving legislation he proposed (House Bill 5045) that will help alleviate the risks associated with lead poisoning among children and align Connecticut’s standards with federal guidance. The House approved the legislation on Tuesday by a unanimous vote of 146-0. It will…

Norwalk Hospital achieves notable national quality accreditation for rectal cancer program

Norwalk Hospital has the only program in Connecticut accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer NORWALK, CT – Norwalk Hospital has earned its initial three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. Norwalk Hospital is currently the only program in Connecticut…

Governor Lamont tests positive for COVID-19

Governor Lamont has tested positive for COVID-19 this morning, according to a statement, released by Max Reiss, director of communications for the governor. He is not experiencing any symptoms and is currently isolating at home for the next five days, per CDC guidelines. The positive result came after his regularly-scheduled rapid self-test and was confirmed…

Norwalk Health Department maintains national accreditation status through PHAB

NORWALK, CT – The Norwalk Health Department has maintained national accreditation status through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). In maintaining its accreditation status for another five years, the Health Department has demonstrated that it meets PHAB’s quality standards and measures and can continuously improve, thereby becoming increasingly effective at improving the health of Norwalkers.…

Norwalk Hospital is a top 100 hospital in the United States

Norwalk Hospital is one of the highest rated hospitals for quality in Connecticut NORWALK, Connecticut, March 7, 2022 — Healthgrades® has recognized Norwalk Hospital with an America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for consistently delivering exceptional, comprehensive quality healthcare year over year. This achievement places Norwalk Hospital in the top two percent of all hospitals in…

Mayor Rilling to Lift Mask Mandate in Norwalk tonight

Norwalk, CT – Mayor Rilling has announced Norwalk will lift the city-wide mask mandate Thursday, February 24th at 11:59 PM. This comes after a sustained decline in COVID19 case rates in Norwalk and the surrounding communities, as well as increased vaccination rates among residents. “After reviewing the latest data and meeting with our local health…

January is National Radon Action Month

NORWALK, CT – January is National Radon Action Month, and your state and local health departments urge you to learn more about radon—a leading cause of lung cancer—and test for radon in your home. Through a partnership with the CT Department of Public Health, the Norwalk Health Department can offer 100 radon kits to Norwalk…

Governor Lamont announces state distribution of 670,000 COVID-19 rapid self-tests for K-12 schools and early childcare providers

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont announced on Tuesday that the State of Connecticut distributed on that same day an allocation of 670,000 COVID-19 rapid self-tests to public and private K-12 schools and early childcare providers statewide. The governor explained that this allocation is the first phase of his administration’s distribution of self-tests for schools…