Emergency Department Expansion

New Milford Hospital’s Emergency Department Expansion

After years of planning, New Milford Hospital opened the doors in 2015 to an expanded, state-of-the-art Emergency Department to enhance the quality and efficiency of its emergency medicine services.

The Emergency Department was doubled in size and features a larger, more efficient triage room, leading-edge technology (including an advanced low-dose 64-slice CT scanner), a centralized nursing station for direct oversight of patient rooms, a new decontamination area, dedicated rooms for pediatric, behavioral health and critical care, and improved parking.

Tom Koobatian, MD, Executive Director at New Milford Hospital, points out that the new space dramatically enhances privacy for patients and their families. "All patients will have private rooms, so noise and conversations will not be overheard by neighboring patients,” he said. “Patients won’t experience the sounds and smells that can make people uncomfortable when there is just a curtain between them. Attention has also been paid to ensure everything is geriatric accessible and pediatric friendly."

The new area was named the Arnhold Emergency Department in recognition of a generous donation from the Arnhold family. "We are committed to deliver the best in emergency medical care to our community," Dr. Koobatian said. "Thanks to the generosity of the Arnhold family and all of our donors, generations will be able to rely on the Emergency Department of New Milford."

"We are exceedingly grateful to the Arnhold Family who is helping to make our dream for improved emergency care in New Milford a reality," said John M. Murphy, MD, President and CEO of Western Connecticut Health Network. “This significant gift, along with the generosity of other donors, signals a new era of philanthropy in health care, as more people choose to invest in the future of their local facilities. Thanks to our donors, we can continue to imagine new ways to deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time."