June 2014
From the Medical Staff Office
Feature Story
June is the month many of us associate with the Rose of Hope Luncheon. It is a great event hosted by Patti and Tom Keegan of Fairfield to raise money for the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center...
In this issue...
Kenneth Lipow, MD, chief of Neurosurgery, is Bridgeport Hospital’s 2014 Physician of the Year. Dr. Lipow, who received the award April 30 during the Physician Leadership Summit at Black Rock Yacht Club ...

Television personalities Giuliana and Bill Rancic will keynote the June 13 Rose of Hope luncheon, a benefit for the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center...

About five years ago, evidence emerged that disclosure and apologies in the face of unexpected clinical outcomes can help patients, families and clinicians heal. YNHHS developed a working group called...

The University of Bridgeport (UB) and Bridgeport Hospital recently announced a plan to integrate the hospital’s School of Nursing (BHSN) program into the university. Full program transfer is envisioned, with the university assuming full program responsibility...

In April, the Bridgeport Hospital Medical Records department, part of Yale New Haven Health System Health Information Management (HIM), relocated pre-Epic patient information off-site...

Bridgeport Hospital now offers Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), a high-tech procedure speech pathologists can perform as an outpatient procedure or at beside (an alternative to a barium swallow in Radiology) to evaluate the pharyngeal stage of swallowing...

A new hospital blood draw station opened in April at 129 Kings Highway North, Suite 3 in the Willows Medical complex in Westport...

Bridgeport Hospital’s Geriatric Emergency Medicine Service (GEMS) was among the key topics discussed at the annual American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress in Chicago in March...

Patrick Kwok, MD, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist from Orthopaedic Specialty Group, PC, performed the first hip arthroscopy at Bridgeport Hospital’s Surgease in January...

Diane Youd, RN, SurgEase/Labor and Delivery, was recently named 2014 Nurse Manager of the Year by the hospital’s medical staff...

Leon Rapko, MD, Industrial Medical Center, Bridgeport Hospital, and Shawn Cole, MD, Northeast Medical Group (NEMG) medical director for patient-centered medical home (PCMH), were recently named NEMG co-medical directors of urgent care and walk-in centers...

Get Healthy CT is a community coalition focused on preventing and reducing obesity by making the healthy choice the easy choice. Its website – www.GetHealthyCT.org – has information on how to eat healthy and be active, plus a searchable directory of local healthy food...

The Hope Dispensary of Greater Bridgeport on East Main Street, Bridgeport, provides free medications to patients who cannot afford them – those with household incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level...