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

Fairfield, Monroe and North Haven residents are employees of the quarter at Bridgeport Hospital

Rachel Abraham of Monroe, John Cappiello of North Haven and Richard Dreyer of Fairfield have been selected as Bridgeport Hospital’s employees of the quarter, April 1–June 30, 2011, for their outstanding service to patients and co-workers.

Abraham is a social worker on the Psychiatry Unit who has been with the hospital since 2005. She was named April employee of the month.

“When working with patients, Rachel is positive, cool and calm,” her nominators state. “She is the ultimate team player and a great communicator. Her hard work and dedication is balanced with care and compassion.”

A member of the Planning and Marketing Department since 1991, Cappiello is the hospital’s media relations and internal communications coordinator. He was named employee of the month for May.

“John is excellent at articulating messages for Bridgeport Hospital, whether the audience is the public or employees,” according to his nominators. “He is professional and considerate and takes the initiative to make sure the details support the message and the hospital’s mission.”

A hospital employee for 46 years, Dreyer is a technologist in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory. He was the June employee of the month.

“Richard is helpful, kind and gentle,” his nominators say. “He is sensitive to the needs of all his patients and provides excellent clinical care along with excellent customer service—a winning combination 46 years in the making.”

Bridgeport Hospital employees of the quarter receive a plaque and a letter of commendation and are eligible to be selected as employee of the year.

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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.