October 2001
Expect the Unexpected
Feature Story
For the birth of their first child, Kelley and Brian Hayes chose The Birthplace at Bridgeport Hospital because they had heard that Bridgeport Hospital had the best maternity services and the only Newborn Intensive Care Unit in the area. Kelley didn't expect to need them, but she wanted them available. For the birth of their second child, they chose The Birthplace because this time they knew, from personal experience, that it's wise to...
In this issue...
The Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Bridgeport Hospital, under the leadership of Neonatologist Robert Herzlinger, MD, has been saving babies' lives since 1972, making it the most experienced unit of its kind in Fairfield County...

Women who are being treated for breast cancer deserve not only the best of clinical care-they also deserve the pampering of their lives. In fact, anyone, male or female, who is dealing with any type of cancer, deserves special care. And so do their loved ones, who are living through the emotional and physical stress right along with them.

...(or when you can't be there to drive your loved one) United Visiting Nurse Association will get you where you need to go within the Fairfield/New Haven County area. It's like having your own chauffeur— only this chauffeur knows about and understands your special healthcare needs!

On November 17th "Bridgeport Hospital's Breakfast at the Barnum" will feature master falconer Jonathan Wood, director of The Raptor Project, and his friends "Uncle Sam" the patriotic bald eagle, "Cody" the golden eagle, "Tiny Tina" the 3-ounce saw-whet owl, and many others...

Bridgeport Hospital, the first hospital in Connecticut to perform angioplasty to unblock heart arteries, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of that milestone event.

What does this mean to you?...


I had a heart attack a few months ago, and I'm trying to be smarter about my heart health. How can I lower my risk of having another heart attack?

Lee Jimmie, RN, Healthy Heart Program (formerly Outpatient Cardiac Rehab) nurse of The Heart Institute at Bridgeport Hospital, responds...


Does the very word Medicare make your head spin? You're not alone. Medicare options are changing so fast, and so often, it's no wonder people are confused—and upset. Whether you (or your parents!) have just reached Medicare age (65 years), or are having to change Medicare managed care coverage (again!), here are some explanations to help you choose...

Enhancing the services we provide to our patients and visitors, Bridgeport Hospital now offers valet parking at the main entrance (7 a.m. - 8 p.m, hospital patients and visitors) and at the Emergency Department entrance (10 a.m. - 2 a.m., Emergency Department patients and visitors).