FOR RELEASE: 3/2/2012Contact: John Cappiello, (203) 384-3637

Fairfield and Stratford residents honored as ‘Partners in Philanthropy’ by Bridgeport Hospital

Colin Green of Fairfield and Marty Schaivone of Stratford have been honored with Partners in Philanthropy awards from Bridgeport Hospital for their support of patient care programs and services. The awards were presented during a recent meeting of the hospital’s Board of Associates.

Green is a member of the hospital’s Patient Family Advisory Council, which provides input on enhancing the hospital experience for patients and their families. He has also made generous donations to the hospital to purchase chairs for patient rooms and, in memory of his late wife Eileen, to support geriatric services.

Schaivone, a teacher at Trumbull High School, has served as race director of the Bridgeport Hospital Home Run since its inception in 2004. The fundraising event, which begins and ends at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard, home of the Bridgeport Bluefish, includes a 5K run, walk and wheelchair race, an alternate one-mile course and a Children’s Fun Run. Proceeds support the Connecticut Cardiac Arrhythmia Center in the Joel E. Smilow Heart Institute at Bridgeport Hospital. This year’s ninth annual Bridgeport Hospital Home Run takes place on Sunday, May 27.

“As always, we are deeply grateful for the generosity of these Partners in Philanthropy as well as the support of the many other organizations and individuals whose contributions help Bridgeport Hospital provide high quality patient care and services to the community,” says Bridgeport Hospital Foundation President Steve Jakab.

Established in 2003, Bridgeport Hospital’s Partners in Philanthropy program recognizes individuals and organizations whose financial or fundraising support have had a positive impact on the quality of services at 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.