Fall 2013
Facing the BRCA gene: Twin journeys
Feature Story
Brenda LaConte and Bonnie McIlhoney closely followed last May’s media reports of Angelina Jolie’s preventive double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene, which put the actress at high risk of breast cancer. For the fraternal twins, it was more than news. It was personal.
Twins Bonnie McIlhoney (left) and Brenda LaConte faced difficult choices because they have the BRCA1 gene.
In this issue...
Bridgeport Hospital has a new heart valve clinic that can make a significant difference for some patients.

There isn’t a ghost of a chance you and your children can have more fun this Halloween season than at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Enchanted Castle, Oct. 19- 29, sponsored by The Auxiliary of Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers at Bridgeport Hospital.

Christmas this year will be extra special for Jessica and Anthony Metz.

Bridgeport Hospital patients now have access to a variety of imaging services at four new outpatient locations.

Q&A about palliative care with Mariel Harris, MD, JD, chief of Palliative Care, Bridgeport Hospital

Bridgeport Hospital was recently ranked as high-performing in Geriatrics for the third consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report.

Bridgeport Hospital patients and visitors now enter through a new “front door” – the recently completed Grant Street Plaza, a warm, inviting access-way that better integrates the front of the hospital with the surrounding community.