May 2013
From the Medical Staff Office
Feature Story
At the Physician Summit, Peter Cimino, MD, spoke about what his practice experienced going live with Epic and the lessons learned.
In this issue...
Johnson spoke on “Highly Reliable Healthcare: The Science of Safety.” Dr. Cimino discussed implementing Epic at his community-based internal medicine practice.

6th annual “Celebrate Life” Survivor Safari hosted by Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute, Saturday, June 22, from 5-7:30 p.m., at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport.

Epic training registration is underway at Bridgeport Hospital.

The Trumbull Radiation Oncology Center, 5520 Park Avenue, now offers breast cancer patients prone care.

Bridgeport Firefighters Local 834 “United for Recovery” dinner Saturday, March 23, at Vazzano’s Four Seasons in Stratford raised more than $35,000.

More than 600 individuals from the healthcare community voiced concern over $550 million in recent and proposed state funding cuts to hospitals over the next two years.

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and Fourth District Congressman Jim Himes met with hospital staff including Chief of Gynecology Peter Marcus, MD, on April 4 to discuss the impact of government funding reductions on patient care.

Patients visiting their doctor who need to be admitted to Bridgeport Hospital but do not need emergency care can expedite the process through the hospital’s new Direct Admission Service.

Steven Levine, MD, senior attending otolaryngologist at Bridgeport Hospital, is one of four Americans invited to lecture at the 10th Congress of the Russian Rhinologic Society, June 27-29, in Moscow.

Kanaga Sena, MD, former Chief of Neurology, received the Uthayan International Special Award from the news organization on March 31.


Actress Katie Holmes is keynote speaker for the annual Rose of Hope Luncheon on Thursday, June 13, to benefit the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center and raise awareness about the importance of breast cancer screening and early detection.

The Cardiac Research Program offers a new five-year clinical trial for treating hypercholesterolemia.

JAMAevidence is available from the hospital library.