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Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing holds 130th commencement

The Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing (BHSN) held its 130th commencement May 2 at the University of Bridgeport’s Arnold Bernhard Center for the Arts and Humanities. A total of 88 students from Connecticut and Westchester County, NY – 54 in the traditional two-year class and 34 in the accelerated 16-month class – marked completion of their studies and are eligible to take the Connecticut licensure exam for registered nurses.


Norma Pfriem Healing Garden is ‘heart and soul’ of Trumbull’s new Park Avenue Medical Center

Speaker after speaker recalled the generosity and compassion of philanthropist Norma Pfriem during the May 2 dedication ceremony for the healing garden named in her honor at Yale New Haven Health’s Park Avenue Medical Center.


Yale New Haven Health announces opening of Park Avenue Medical Center in Trumbull

Yale New Haven Health cut the ribbon May 3 on a new outpatient medical center in Trumbull.


Westport's Dr. Edward Pinto named Bridgeport Hospital Physician of the Year

Edward Pinto, MD, of Westport, was recognized as Physician of the Year during Bridgeport Hospital’s April 20 Physician Leadership Summit at the Fairfield Museum and History Center.


Minimally invasive heart valve replacement comes to Bridgeport Hospital

The first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure in the Joel E. Smilow Heart Institute at Bridgeport Hospital was performed April 19 under the direction of interventional cardiologist Edward Tuohy, MD, together with Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery Umer Darr, MD, and interventional cardiologist Victor Mejia, MD. Their patient was a 78-year-old local woman.


Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary to hold spring gala May 5 in Fairfield

The Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual spring gala, Dancing with the Hospital Stars #2, Thursday, May 5, starting at 6pm, at Brooklawn Country Club, Fairfield.


Bridgeport Hospital salutes volunteers

Forty volunteers and auxilians were honored for achieving service milestones of 100 to 18,500 hours during Bridgeport Hospital’s April 4 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at Testo’s Restaurant in Bridgeport.


Nearly 100 Bridgeport Hospital physicians on “Top Docs” list

Nearly 100 Bridgeport Hospital-affiliated physicians and more than 300 from across YNHHS have been selected by their state colleagues to be included in Connecticut Magazine’s 2016 Top Doctors listing.


Bridgeport Hospital named "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality"

Bridgeport Hospital has been recognized as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.


Next-generation philanthropist presents grant to Norma Pfriem Breast Center

Mason Jennings, a senior at Fairfield Ludlowe High School and son of hospital CEO William M. Jennings, presented a check for $500 to Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma Pfriem Breast Center to benefit programs for women in need. Mason applied for and secured a grant through the Young Donor Advised program of the CT Block Party. The Breast Center provides over 1,000 women each year with patient services they would not be able to afford on their own.

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