FIRST nursing school in Fairfield County (1884)

FIRST Pediatric Unit in Fairfield County (1890s)

FIRST medical use of X-rays in Connecticut (1890s)

FIRST Radiology Department in Connecticut (early 1900s)

FIRST Occupational Therapy Department in Connecticut (early 1900s)

FIRST surgery to repair a detached retina in the United States (1930s)

FIRST diagnostic cardiac catheterization in Fairfield County (1961)

FIRST open-heart surgery in Fairfield County (1964)

FIRST pacemaker implant in Fairfield County (1960s)

FIRST cardiac intensive care unit in Fairfield County (1960s)

FIRST total hip replacement surgery in Fairfield County (1970)

FIRST dedicated Burn Center in Connecticut (1972)

FIRST Newborn Intensive Care Unit in Fairfield County (1972)

FIRST balloon angioplasty in Fairfield County (1981)

FIRST helicopter-receiving hospital in Connecticut (1986)

FIRST MRI Center in Fairfield County (1988)

FIRST fetal echocardiography in Fairfield County (1991)

FIRST excimer laser angioplasty in New England (1992)

FIRST electrophysiology lab in Fairfield County (1992)

FIRST Chest Pain Center in Connecticut (1994)

FIRST use of coronary stents in Fairfield County (1994)

FIRST intravascular ultrasound in Fairfield County (1995)

FIRST Level One Trauma Center in Fairfield County (1996)

FIRST bloodless medicine and surgery program in Fairfield County (1998)

FIRST off-pump cardiac bypass surgery in Fairfield County (1999)

FIRST fully digital cardiac catheterization lab in Connecticut (1999)

FIRST implantable defibrillator for the treatment of sudden death (1990s)

FIRST pacemaker implanted to treat congestive heart failure (2001)

FIRST cardiac ablation procedure in Fairfield County (2001)

FIRST use of drug-coated coronary stents in Fairfield County (2001)

FIRST capsule endoscopy in Fairfield County to diagnose gastrointestinal conditions (2003)

FIRST Mini Maze minimally invasive surgery in Fairfield County to treat atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder (2006)

FIRST gender-specific knee replacement surgery in Fairfield County (2006)

FIRST minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery in Fairfield County (2007)

FIRST robotic mitral valve repair in Connecticut (2007)

FIRST radiofrequency ablation in Fairfield County to treat Barrett’s esophagus and prevent esophageal cancer (2008)

FIRST multi-person hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber in Fairfield County (2008)

FIRST in New England to perform hybrid ablation for atrial fibrillation (2011)