Norwalk Hospital is a private, non-profit, acute care community hospital located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Founded in 1892, this century-old hospital offers a wide range of services in Norwalk and the surrounding areas. It is a community teaching hospital that works for the enhancement of patient care through medical programs. As a hospital, it offers a wide range of medical services, including allergy/immunology, anesthesiology, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology/diabetes, gastroenterology, geriatrics, hematology/oncology, nephrology, and neurology. Blood transfusion, chemotherapy services, intravenous medications, specialized blood drawing, and hydration are outpatient services. Therapeutic aphaeresis is a unique cell separation treatment for Guillain Barre Syndrome, certain types of leukemia, and sickle cell anemia. As a teaching facility, Norwalk Hospital provides residency programs including a fully accredited, three-year program in internal medicine and diagnostic radiology and a one-year assistant program in surgery and pediatrics. A number of educational opportunities in anesthesiology also are available. The Department of Medicine sponsors fellowship training programs in gastroenterology, nutrition, pulmonary, sleep, and critical care medicine. The hospital provides a specialized multiples program for expectant mothers of twins or triplets. It is one of finest newborn intensive care units of Fairfield County and a complete on-site women's health resource center. Whittingham Cancer Center is a state-of-the-art facility for cancer services. In addition to patient care, the center provides individual and family counseling and education, support groups, art, and other complementary therapies. The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center and the Sleep Disorder Center are the other facilities found at the hospital. Norwalk Community Health Center (NCHC), affiliated with the hospital, is a 10,000-square-foot facility located at 121 Water Street in the heart of South Norwalk. It provides a full range of primary care services including adult medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, and gynecology.