FOR RELEASE: 11/10/2011Contact: John Cappiello, (203) 384-3637

Trumbull, Weston and Woodbridge physicians honored by Bridgeport Hospital

Five members of the Bridgeport Hospital medical staff received Physician Recognition Awards on Oct. 20 for their career contributions to patient care, medical education and community service. The doctors are:

Internal medicine physician William (Greg) Hulcher, MD, of Woodbridge

Chief of Critical Care Anesthesia Amarjit Lamba, MD, of Weston

Chief of Developmental Pediatrics Darcy Lowell, MD, of Weston

Chief of Infectious Diseases Zane Saul, MD, of Weston

Chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Robert Stiller, MD, of Trumbull

Dr. Hulcher was previously recognized as Bridgeport Hospital’s physician of the year in March 2011 based on his outstanding patient satisfaction scores and numerous positive comments from patients. He joined the hospital’s attending medical staff in 1976 and has served on several committees, including the hospital board of directors.

Dr. Lamba has been a member of the hospital’s Anesthesia Department since 1979 and recently served as president of the medical staff. He has been called a pioneer anesthesiologist by his peers for helping to enhance the cardiac surgery program, and has been recognized for his work with the surgical critical care and pain management programs. As an educator, he helps train resident physicians in a number of specialty programs.

Dr. Lowell has served children and families in the Bridgeport area for 25 years. She is the founder and executive director of Child FIRST, an intervention program to prevent developmental problems and abuse in at-risk children. Established in 1998, Child FIRST expanded statewide in 2010. The program was recently designated as one of only nine home visiting models for maternal, infant and early childhood care by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration and Administration for Children and Families.

Dr. Saul joined the Bridgeport Hospital medical staff in 1990, serving as chief epidemiologist and chairman of the infection control committee. His colleagues recognize him as an effective educator of fellow physicians, nurses and other hospital staff.

Dr. Stiller was Bridgeport Hospital’s first high-risk obstetrical subspecialist when he joined the medical staff in 1985. As a clinical associate professor at Yale University School of Medicine, he is recognized as an excellent teacher of physicians, physician assistants and nurses. His ongoing research has been featured at regional and national medical meetings and in professional journals.

Also honored at this year’s ceremony was former Board of Directors member Barbara Bodine of Easton, who helped establish the Physician Recognition Award in the early 1980s. Since then, more than 60 physicians have received the honor.

A member of the Yale New Haven Health System, Bridgeport Hospital is a 425-bed acute care teaching hospital serving Connecticut’s most populous city and surrounding towns. It provides care to nearly 20,000 inpatients and receives 220,000 outpatient visits each year at its main campus and satellite locations. The hospital employs 2,500 people and has an attending medical staff of nearly 600 physicians. It is also affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine, serving as a postgraduate training site for new physicians in several medical specialties. In addition, more than 460 community volunteers donate their time to support the hospital.

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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.