Council Appointments Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Bridgeport , CT — The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center (NPBCC) has added two new members to its President’s Council.

Dana Scinto Colangelo of Fairfield, a community volunteer, has helped organize creative fundraisers for nonprofits throughout the area.  Ms. Colangelo worked for seven years at R.D. Scinto, a family-owned real estate company, as director of Public Relations.  She now works part-time while juggling the demands of two grade-school daughters.  She currently serves as vice chairperson of the board of the Child & Family Guidance Center in Bridgeport and continues to run their annual fundraiser.

Ms. Colangelo’s history with the NPBCC extends as far back as her college years.  She is anxious to bring her leadership skills to her new role at the Breast Care Center.  “Not only has my mother, Barbara Scinto, spoken so highly of this committee and organization,” she says, “but there is also a personal connection as both my grandmothers suffered and survived breast cancer.”   

Kelly Scinto of Fairfield , a member of the board of the Harbor Light Foundation, has volunteered with several Fairfield County nonprofits, including the Fairfield Foundation for Education and the Near and Far Aid Association.  She is eager is get involved with the Breast Care Center.  “I am so impressed by the scope of services that NPBCC offers.  It is truly inspiring and I would love to be apart of such a great mission.”

Prior to becoming a mother, she worked in the Development Department of the American Institute for Neuro-Integrative Development, where she was responsible for planning events among other duties.  She hopes to bring her event planning skills to her new role at the Breast Care Center.  “Event planning is one of my passions, and I especially love to plan events that raise monies for not for profits.”  

Part of Bridgeport Hospital and the Yale New Haven Health System, the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center has served more than 20,000 women and their families since it was established in 1999.  One of only 200 sites accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), the Center provides a wide range of diagnostic care and treatment at its Bridgeport Hospital and Fairfield locations, including medical oncology, surgical and chemotherapy services, plastic surgery, mammography and radiation therapy, and genetic risk assessment as well as opportunities to participate in clinical trials.  The Breast Care Center office at 111 Beach Road in Fairfield also provides comprehensive women’s wellness services, including nutrition counseling, massage and Reiki therapy, wig and prosthesis fitting, counseling, yoga, Pilates, naturopathic medicine, and other patient support activities.  The Center has a satellite office on Park Avenue in Trumbull.  The Center is a member of the prestigious National Consortium of Breast Care Centers.  For more information call 203.255.5300 or visit online.

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.

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