Yale-Waterbury Internal Medicine Residency Program

The History Behind Waterbury Hospital

Waterbury Hospital opened its doors in 1890 as the first hospital in the city of Waterbury and fourth in the state of Connecticut. Waterbury Hospital is an acute care general medicine/surgery community hospital in Waterbury, CT and will be the primary site of training for residents in the program. The hospital’s mission is to provide compassionate high quality health care services through a family of professionals and services. Each year Waterbury Hospital cares for approximately 15,000 inpatients, including more than 5,000 on the general medicine service, and treats more than 160,000 people in its outpatient medical clinics and more than 58,000 patients in its emergency department. The institution has 9 floors, including wards dedicated to general surgery, psychiatry, orthopedics and general medicine, as well as a telemetry unit, family birthing center, neonatal intensive care unit, cardiothoracic unit and med-surg intensive care unit. The general medical teaching service will be geographically localized to the fourth and fifth floors of the hospital and the ICU is located on the second floor of the hospital. Ample teaching and charting space is available on each floor. The hospital has an electronic medical record that is used for order entry, reviewing lab and imaging results and this is available throughout the hospital and remotely. Patients admitted to the medical service encompass the full range of age, socioeconomic status, and disease spectrum of internal medicine. The residency curriculum includes the extensive resources of Yale’s preeminent medical center and the supportive collegial environment of Waterbury Hospital’s training site.