December 2014
From the Medical Staff office
Feature Story
Suddenly it is December.
In this issue...
Saint Francis Care, parent of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, has signed a letter of intent with Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven to explore the possibility of creating an integrated oncology program to serve the greater Hartford community.

Perinatologist Gary Kleinman, MD, reviews MARTII (My Accessible Real Time Trusted Interpreter)

The Epic In-Basket serves many functions.

In February, Yale New Haven Health System reached a partnership agreement with Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare that creates a comprehensive care delivery network in the region.

As healthcare reform evolves, hospitals and physicians must work together and assume responsibility for managing people’s health, controlling costs, eliminating inappropriate use of supplies, avoiding duplication of services and unnecessary readmissions.

Bridgeport Hospital is the winner of the 2014 Press Ganey Commitment to Excellence Award, which was announced Nov. 4 at the Press Ganey National Client Conference in Orlando, FL.

Brian DeBroff, MD,Ophthalmology, published an article entitled “Intraocular Lens Optic Capture in Pediatric Cataract Surgery” in Advances in Ophthalmology & Visual System magazine, Volume 1 Issue 2 – 2014.

The Hospitalist section recently implemented a direct admission process to improve patient care by providing seamless treatment and further decrease ED wait time.

Bridgeport Hospital’s ED, working in concert with the entire hospital, sees and evaluates on average 240 patients each day – or over 80,000 per year.

HUSH (Help Us Support Healing) quiet periods are in effect on inpatient medical-surgical areas.