June 2013
From the Medical Staff Office
Feature Story
A recent highlight you should all be aware of: Bridgeport Hospital was chosen one of the top 100 healthcare employers to work for by Becker’s Hospital Review. We are the only organization listed from Connecticut.
In this issue...

Epic training is required for all Bridgeport Hospital Medical Staff members and affiliated members.

Stuart Zarich, MD, has been named Interim Chairman of Medicine.

West Tower 6 area is now temporary home for the West Tower 10 Internal Medicine Unit (formerly Luscomb 10).

Medication reconciliation is an important element of Epic, providing a more consistent process that helps avoid medication errors, such as omissions, duplications, incorrect dosing or drug interactions.

Cardiologist Mitchell Driesman, MD, and orthopedic surgeon Robert Stanton, MD, are the physician members of the newly created Bridgeport Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees.

Team earns the top Bridgeport Hospital prize at the May 2 Yale New Haven Health System Joseph A. Zaccagnino Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Conference.

Kathy Pontes, RN, Adult Psychiatry Unit, was selected 2013 Nurse Manager of the Year by the Bridgeport Hospital Medical Staff for her outstanding leadership.

The Center for Sleep Medicine has moved from West Tower 6 to Northwest 6 (formerly Schine 6).

As of May 13, Bridgeport Hospital Laboratory changed its supplemental courier service, contracting with Skycom Courier.

Bridgeport Hospital NICU alumni reunion, Saturday, May 4, in the Robert J. Trefry Courtyard

June 10th & August 5th at 7-9 a.m. in the Medical Staff Lounge for breakfast and discussion.

Welcome to Timothy Ehrlich, MD,(Surgery), Charis Keane, MD, (Emergency Medicine), Lemi Luu, MD, (Emergency Medicine) and Joseph S. Savage, DO, (Emergency Medicine)