Winter 2012
The Heart Institute at Bridgeport Hospital Announces New Name

Joel E. Smilow Heart InstituteThanks to the heartfelt generosity of Joel E. Smilow of Southport, Bridgeport Hospital’s expert cardiac care treatments and services now have a new name: Joel E. Smilow Heart Institute.

Joel E. Smilow
Joel E. Smilow

“Mr. Smilow’s generous gift lays a solid foundation for further innovations and quality enhancements that will benefit patients for years to come,” says Bridgeport Hospital President and CEO and Executive Vice President, Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) William M. Jennings.

In 2007, a major gift from Mr. Smilow supported the creation of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven which, like Bridgeport Hospital, is a part of YNHHS.