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 383 licensed beds
  • Bridgeport Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and has earned JCAHO's Gold Seal of Approval
  • Over 18,000 admissions and 277,000 outpatient treatments per year, including 84,000 emergency department visits and 31,000 clinic visits
  • 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
  • Annual operating expenses: $440 million; including $22 million, at charges, for charitable care
  • 1 million square feet of space
  • Contracts with most major health insurers

Bridgeport Hospital Accreditations

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