Putnam Hospital Transformation

Join us on our journey as we enhance Putnam Hospital

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Putnam Hospital is undergoing a series of exciting changes to expand primary and specialty care. To ensure a vibrant future, these enhancements will modernize the campus and services to meet the needs of the community you call home.
Putnam Hospital Transformation


Our latest updates are listed below (a
s of October 2023).


Women’s Health

  • Welcomed Laura Twist, MD, an OB/GYN, in August 2023
  • Welcomed Helen Na-Chuang, MD, an OB/GYN, in September 2023
  • Gynecologic oncology services started in April 2023 with Linus Chuang, MD, network system chair of OB/GYN, seeing patients at Putnam Hospital.
  • Gynecologic oncology surgical services started in June 2023. 
  • Nuvance Health Medical Practice OB/GYN at Putnam Hospital is now seeing patients on the hospital campus, suite 110.
  • After renovations, the birthing center reopened  in January 2023.
  • New York Children’s Medical Provider Services, P.C., a specialist group associated with Connecticut Children’s, to provide neonatal/pediatric coverage of labor and delivery. 


Primary Care


Surgical Services

  • Welcomed one surgical physician assistant in August 2023 and two more to follow by the end of 2023.
  • Surgical subspecialty offices at Putnam Hospital (hepatobiliary, surgical oncology and bariatrics) opened in spring 2023.
  • Welcomed General and Bariatrics Surgeon Roberto Arias, MD in late 2022.
  • Welcomed General and Bariatric Surgeon Craig Floch, MD and General Surgeon Shani Fruchter, DO, in fall 2023.
  • The surgeons’ offices are at Putnam Hospital in suite 110.
  • Northwell Anesthesiology providing anesthesiology services since January 2023.

Cancer Institute

  • Chemo infusions began in late August. Both the practice and ancillary services are rapidly growing.
  • In early 2024, the entire program will be relocated to the hospital’s ground floor to have continuity in medical oncology, radiation oncology and infusion.
  • Welcomed Lev Davidson, MD in March 2023
  • Infusion Center opened in June 2023

Behavioral Health

  • Plans underway to expand Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Instituted Behavioral Health Nursing Residency Program in January 2023; looking to enroll nursing candidates.
  • Welcomed Vikram Duvvi, MD as Medical Director

Heart and Vascular Institute

  • Nuvance Health Medical Practice - Vascular Surgery Danbury began seeing patients at Putnam Hospital in August 2023 to provide outpatient clinic and inpatient consultation. A vascular lab for testing will open in the near future.

Leadership

  • Introduced new Vice President of Medical Affairs, Keyur Ajbani, MD and Chief Nursing Officer, Anne Gaya-Ngowe at the end of 2022.

Laboratory

  • Welcomed Suja Abraham as Laboratory Manager
  • Construction and equipment enhancements completed in April 2023. Received full state of certification upon completion.

Facilities

  • Continued focus on investing in the facilities and infrastructure at Putnam Hospital for patient care.
  • Improvements to helipad completed

Emergency Department

  • We are collaborating with EMS leadership regarding hospital infrastructure improvements and programmatic expansion over the past 20 months. 
  • In 2022, Putnam Hospital instituted the ED Nursing Residency Program. Three RN-graduates from that program were hired and three are currently enrolled in the program.
  • Maintaining emergency care 24/7/365

Outpatient Rehabilitation 

  • We offer comprehensive services including speech, occupational and physical therapies in the hospital and at three satellite locations including in Katonah, Jefferson Valley and Pawling.

Imaging and Radiology


Neuroscience Institute

  • Putnam Hospital received stroke certification from the American Heart Association in March 2023.

Digestive Health Institute

  • Daniel Kaufman, MD, a Nuvance Health gastroenterologist will begin seeing patients and performing surgery in November 2023.