Founded in 1878 as Fairfield County's first hospital by a group of community leaders that included P.T. Barnum, who became the hospital's first president
The most comprehensive healthcare provider in Fairfield County, with 383 licensed beds
President and CEO: William Jennings
Bridgeport Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and has earned JCAHO's Gold Seal of Approval
19,000 admissions and 207,000 outpatient treatments per year, including 76,000 emergency department visits and 36,000 clinic visits
2,600 employees; nearly 600 active attending physicians representing more than 60 subspecialties; 235 resident physicians including 150 from Yale University School of Medicine programs (general surgery, emergency medicine, pediatrics and pathology) and 85 from Bridgeport Hospital-sponsored programs (including fellowships); 660 registered nurses; 470 volunteers and 385 auxilians
Longest-operating School of Nursing in Connecticut, established in 1884
Physician/Services Referral 1-888-357-2396, English and Spanish, 24/7
Annual operating expenses: $337 million; including $39 million, at charges, for charitable care
1 million square feet of space
Contracts with most major health insurers

Bridgeport Hospital Accreditations

Bridgeport Hospital & Healthcare Services is a non-profit organization.