November 2013
From the Medical Staff office
Feature Story
As I write this, we are two weeks into Epic go-live. The transition was a challenge, but compared to similar events at other institutions, it was remarkably smooth. Our Epic experts tell me it is one of the smoothest transitions ever.
In this issue...
Bridgeport Hospital underwent a highly successful Epic go-live the week of Sept. 21.

The 33rd annual Coca-Cola Kaulbach Memorial Golf Classic, Thursday, Sept. 12, at Fairfield’s Brooklawn Country Club.

Bridgeport Hospital is a recruitment site for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3). The goal is to better understand factors that cause or prevent cancer and help eliminate cancer as a health concern.

The Geriatric and Palliative Care service line offers the new Palliative Care/Geriatric Emergency Medicine Services program (Pall-GEMS).

Medical coders and clinical documentation specialists often ask physicians for clarification on procedures and diagnoses.

The fall issue of Healthy & Wise magazine focuses on a variety of services.

Kenneth Stone, MD, is the new chairman of Anesthesia.

Bridgeport Hospital’s new workplace violence prevention policy is one of many initiatives to safeguard employees, patients, volunteers, physicians and visitors from threats or acts of violence and intimidation.

Steven Levine, MD, Otolaryngology, received the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Distinguished Service Award.

Oct. 7, 2013 Meeting

Welcome to Kimberly Curesky, DPM (Surgery), Allison Langs-Barlow, MD (Pediatrics), Michael Duben, MD (Medicine), Charles Moore, MD (Emergency Medicine), Joseph Gnanaraj, MD (Medicine), Deborah Pinto, MD (Medicine) and Deborah Pinto, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology)