Every year, as part of our vital mission to promote health and wellness throughout the Greater Bridgeport region, Bridgeport Hospital (BH), sponsors, develops and participates in a wide variety of community-based programs and services. During 2015, BH managed $78.8 million in financial aid in-kind contributions through five wide-ranging programs: Guaranteeing Access to Care; Advancing Careers in Health Care; Promoting Health & Wellness; Building Stronger Neighborhoods; and Creating Healthier Communities. We are proud to summarize those efforts in the annual Community Benefits Report. The core of our healthcare services is the hospital itself. For over 135 years, BH has not only served the medical needs of the community but also pioneered advances in medicine and trained thousands of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Today, as a member of Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) — which also includes Yale New Haven Hospital and Greenwich Hospital — BH is a distinguished institution whose more than 2,600 employees are dedicated to the healthcare needs of our community.