Yale New Haven Health System enhances the lives of those we serve by providing access to integrated, high-value, patient-centered care in collaboration with others who share our values. The vision is aspirational, reflecting the imperative that patient care must provide the value - high-quality, patient-centered, cost-conscious - that patients and payers expect. It also acknowledges the need to carefully choose partners to achieve our goals.


Yale New Haven Health System is committed to innovation and excellence in patient care, teaching, research and service to our communities. The mission reflects the purpose and the underlying commitments that have been a hallmark of Bridgeport Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System.

Patient Care

Bridgeport Hospital is a full-service hospital and teaching institution serving the greater Bridgeport area and Fairfield and New Haven Counties. The hospital provides a comprehensive range of basic and specialized inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and treatment programs, as well as highly specialized regional clinical services. The hospital employs the latest technology and care delivery methods to enhance the clinical and service quality of its programs. Bridgeport Hospital is staffed with healthcare practitioners who form the core of its commitment to quality and performance improvement. The hospital prides itself on delivering its care in a compassionate, collaborative and cost-effective manner, and is committed to providing essential care to individuals regardless of their ability to pay.


Bridgeport Hospital is a community teaching hospital affiliated with the Yale University School of Medicine. Integral to the hospital’s commitment to clinical and service excellence, the institution supports active graduate medical education programs and training for healthcare professionals. The hospital maintains a highly respected School of Nursing as well as schools of allied health, and offers a wide array of continuing education and patient education programs.


Bridgeport Hospital is committed to advancing medical knowledge through clinical investigation. The hospital provides the infrastructure, expertise and resources to support leading clinical research.

Community Service

Bridgeport Hospital provides services that respond to the community’s healthcare needs and advocates for public policies that facilitate access to healthcare and enhance the quality of life. It provides information about health promotion and disease prevention, works with community groups to improve the health of the community and promotes healthcare service careers through working with area schools.


Our new system-wide values reflect responses for a "desired culture" from more than 7,600 Yale New Haven Health System employees, leaders and physicians on the 2012 Values Assessment Survey. The values, which are expected to be demonstrated in both individual and organizational behaviors are: patient-centered, accountability, integrity respect and compassion.