|Dr. Beata Skudlarska named Physician of the Year|
Physician of the Year Beata Skudlarska, MD, with COO Norman Roth, Chief Medical Officer Michael Ivy, MD, and President & CEO Bill Jennings.
Beata Skudlarska, MD, Executive Director of Geriatrics and Palliative Care, was named Making the Difference Physician of the Year. Dr. Skudlarska, joined Bridgeport Hospital in 2000 as Chief of Geriatrics. Under her leadership, Bridgeport Hospital’s Center for Geriatrics introduced a Geriatric Assessment Program, a Geriatric Home Visit Program, a Palliative Care Program and the Geriatric Emergency Medical Service. In addition, the Center has developed and expanded Bridgeport Hospital’s relationships with nursing homes and extended care facilities in the area. Dr. Skudlarska and her fellow geriatricians also provide inpatient consultations for their medical colleagues at Bridgeport Hospital.
For the past two years, Bridgeport Hospital has been ranked best in Fairfield County for Geriatrics by U.S. News & World Report.