FOR RELEASE: 7/11/2011Contact: John Cappiello, (203) 384-3637

Norman Roth named chief operating officer of Bridgeport Hospital

Norman G. RothNorman G. Roth has been named the Chief Operating Officer of Bridgeport Hospital and Senior Vice President of Yale New Haven Health System, effective Sept. 1. He succeeds Hope Juckel-Regan, who retired at the end of June. Roth has been with Yale-New Haven Hospital since 1979, most recently as Senior Vice President for Administration.

“Norm impressed me, and all of those involved in our national search process, with his experience, enthusiasm, and commitment to healthcare,” says Bridgeport Hospital President and CEO William M. Jennings.

Roth joined Yale-New Haven Hospital as the Administrative Director for Emergency Services and has since held a variety of posts, including Director of Unit Service Management, Associate Administrator, Assistant Vice President and Vice President for Administration.

His accomplishments include many significant management and leadership milestones such as the planning, design and completion of the 500,000 square foot Smilow Cancer Hospital, all while maintaining responsibility for overseeing Engineering, Environmental Services, Facilities Services, Laboratory Services, Pathology, Perioperative Services, Radiology and Security, among other services.

Prior to his joining Yale-New Haven Hospital, Roth held positions at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Connecticut and the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Haven.

Roth earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the American University in Washington and a master’s degree in health care and hospital administration from George Washington University, also in Washington. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Roth is active in the community with groups such as the New Haven Chamber of Commerce and the Connecticut Sports Foundation Against Cancer. He resides in Orange with his wife Carolyn.

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Part of Yale New Haven Health System, Bridgeport Hospital is a 383-bed acute care hospital (plus 42 beds licensed to Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital) serving parts of Fairfield and New Haven counties. The hospital admits more than 18,000 patients and receives more than 240,000 outpatient visits annually.