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Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary to hold spring gala May 5 in Fairfield

Friday, April 15, 2016

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

Inspired by the success of last year's gala, during which auxiliary members and hospital staff paired with professional dancers in a dance contest, this year's event will benefit: 
  • the purchase of a state-of-the-art Bravo gastroenterology device to help diagnose acid reflux disease
  • nursing scholarships and graduation awards to students of the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing 
  • the Dr. Tom Kennedy Toy Closet; 
  • a mobile gaming station used by child life specialists for children awaiting outpatient surgery
  • a bilingual lactation consultant for the Women's Care Center.
  • physical therapy equipment and training for Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers staff
Dancers include Drs. Nicholas Bertini and Amarjit Lamba; nurses Lisa Grosso and Leslie Rivera; surgical technologist Debbie Montoya; and auxiliary member Kathleen Sauer. Each will be paired with a professional dancer from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Southport. 

For ticket information, call 203-384-3331. 

Bridgeport Hospital, part of Yale New Haven Health, is a non-profit 501-bed acute care hospital with two campuses (plus 42 beds licensed to Yale New Haven Children's Hospital). Its Bridgeport and Milford Campuses serve patients from across the region. The hospital admits more than 23,000 patients and provides nearly 350,000 outpatient treatments annually. The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital is the only burn center in the state and one of only 64 verified burn centers in the United States. Bridgeport Hospital is committed to providing safe, compassionate and cost efficient care to its patients and the community.