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FOR RELEASE: 5/20/2014Contact: John Cappiello, (203) 384-3637
kjcapp@bpthosp.org

Bridgeport Hospital salutes volunteers


Bridgeport Hospital honored more than two dozen volunteers for distinguished service during its recent Volunteer Luncheon at Testo’s Ristorante in Bridgeport.


Bridgeport Hospital Vice President of Administration Marc Brunetti (far left) and Chief Operating Officer Norm Roth (second from right) with patient escorts (l-r) Julius Muller, Marlene Dorsey, Jack Fisher, Virginia Rogers, Odis Fisher, Don Treadwell and Patricia Ritchie. Not pictured: Daniel Cronin and Alicia Curtis.

“You put patients and families first and enrich their lives with your compassion,” hospital President and CEO Bill Jennings told an audience of more than 120 volunteers and hospital staff members. “I am honored to know you.”

Nine volunteer patient escorts shared a special award for distinguished service – Daniel Cronin of Trumbull, Alicia Curtis and Jack Fisher of Bridgeport, Marlene Dorsey of Milford, Odis Fisher, Patricia Ritchie and Virginia Rogers of Stratford, Julius Muller of Fairfield and Donald Treadwell of Wallingford.

Leading the way with the most lifetime service hours were Joe Mezick of Stratford, 14,500; Mary Ann Peterson of Stratford, 13,000; Gina Ryan of Trumbull, 12,500 and Wilma Andrews of Trumbull, 11,000.

Hospital volunteers contributed nearly 25,000 total hours during the past year, led by those in the Emergency Department, Administration, the Auxiliary Gift Shop and Patient Escort.


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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.