Spring 2014
Geriatric care that never grows old
Feature Story
They are frail and elderly. They frequently face multiple medical issues treated by a host of specialists who prescribe an alphabet of medications. They are also usually women – patients like Angelina Rende, age 85, and Barbara Moore, 93 – whose lifeline to health care is the geriatrics team at Bridgeport Hospital.
Angelina Rende is among the scores of seniors who rely on the care provided by Bridgeport Hospital’s geriatrics team.
In this issue...
If you experience acid reflux, heartburn or a feeling of food being “stuck” after swallowing, your physician may recommend that you be tested for Barrett’s esophagus, a serious condition that can lead to cancer.

Bridgeport Hospital has a reputation for advanced cardiac care. It’s a record of innovation that dates back to the early 1960s when surgeons there performed Fairfield County’s first open heart surgery, pacemaker implant and cardiac catheterization.

Q&A about colorectal cancer with Caroline Loeser, MD, chief of Gastroenterology, Bridgeport Hospital

Q&A about surgical oncology with Sajid Khan, MD, surgical oncologist, Bridgeport Hospital and assistant professor, department of Surgery, section of surgical oncology, Yale School of Medicine.

Bridgeport Hospital is excited about the new steps it is taking. Changes include upgrading facilities and adding medical programs while recruiting top physicians and other staff.

7th annual “Celebrate Life” Survivor Safari Saturday, June 21, 2014, 5 – 7:30 pm Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport Rain or shine