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Facts & Figures

Bridgeport Hospital at a Glance

  • Founded in 1878 as Fairfield County's first hospital by a group of community leaders that included P.T. Barnum, who became the hospital's first president
  • The most comprehensive healthcare provider in Fairfield County, with 501 licensed beds on two campuses, plus 42 beds licensed to Yale New Haven Children's Hospital.
  • Bridgeport Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and has earned JCAHO's Gold Seal of Approval
  • The hospital admits more than 23,000 patients and provides nearly 350,000 outpatient treatments annually.
  • 2,600 employees; nearly 770 active attending physicians representing more than 60 subspecialties; 235 resident physicians including 150 from Yale University School of Medicine programs (general surgery, emergency medicine, pediatrics and pathology) and 85 from Bridgeport Hospital-sponsored programs (including fellowships); 660 registered nurses; 286 volunteers and 245 auxilians
  • Longest-operating School of Nursing in Connecticut, established in 1884
  • Physician/Services Referral 888-357-2396, English and Spanish, 24/7
  • Contracts with most major health insurers

Bridgeport Hospital Accreditations

Bridgeport Hospital & Healthcare Services is a non-profit organization.