December 2013
From the Medical Staff Office
Feature Story
What a remarkable 12 months we are concluding in 2013. It is hard for me to believe an entire year just passed. My sincere thanks to all of you for your help, cooperation and guidance during this time.
In this issue...
More than 140 medical staff and friends of the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation attended its evening with Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis on Nov. 6 at Il Palio Restaurant and R.D. Scinto Auditorium in Shelton.

Bridgeport Hospital is the winner of the 2013 Press Ganey Commitment to Excellence Award, which was announced Nov. 19 at the Press Ganey National Client Conference in Orlando.

Richard Garvey, MD, Surgery, was designated an expert on Liberia and Haiti during the fifth biennial World Health Organization meeting for essential and emergent surgery in low- and middle-income countries, Oct. 14-18.

Environmental Services (EVS) received the top Bridgeport Hospital prize during the Nov. 11 Yale New Haven Health System Service Excellence Conference at the Aqua Turf in Southington for “Always Exceeding Patient Expectations for Room Cleaning.”

A Northeast Medical Group (NEMG) team, led by Andrew Cutney, MD, Medicine, also won the top prize for improving the patient experience and increasing patient engagement.


A CME certificate for completing Epic training is available online. After completing your training, you should have received an email from Yale CME with instructions on how to take the online evaluation and print your certificate.

Welcome our new Emergency Department (ED) Patient Experience Associates.

January 6: Guest speaker to be announced


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