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Easton’s David Bindelglass, MD, named Physician of the Year at Bridgeport Hospital

Friday, May 18, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, CT (May 18, 2018) – Orthopedic surgeon David Bindelglass, MD, of Easton, has been named Bridgeport Hospital’s 2018 Physician of the Year for his outstanding feedback from patients and contributions as a physician leader.

The announcement was made by Chief Medical Officer Michael Ivy, MD, during the hospital’s recent Physician Leadership Summit.

“Not only has Dr. Bindelglass championed innovations that have made joint replacement surgery safer and more effective for our patients, he understands the importance of patient-centered care,” said Dr. Ivy. “He engages his patients and their families in a sincere, friendly manner, which helps put them at ease.”

Dr. Bindelglass was among 20 Bridgeport Hospital-affiliated physicians whose patient satisfaction scores during the past year were ranked in the 95th (top 5th) percentile nationally by Press Ganey, the independent organization that compiles the hospital’s patient satisfaction survey results.

Dr. Bindelglass has participated in several patient care improvement initiatives during his tenure, most recently one to enhance recovery after total hip and knee replacement surgery. Through a careful analysis of data, the team found ways to reduce patient dependence on opioid medications, speed recovery and decrease the need for referrals to outpatient rehabilitation facilities after leaving the hospital.

Dr. Bindelglass received his medical degree in 1985 from Columbia University, completed his residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and his fellowship at Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in California with world renowned hip and knee surgeon Lawrence Dorr, MD. He joined the Bridgeport Hospital medical staff in 1991 and has held a variety of leadership roles including Medical Staff president, Board of Trustees member and chief of Orthopedic Surgery, a position he still holds today. He has also participated in a number of charitable missions with Operation Walk, performing hip and knee surgery around the world.

Dr. Ivy noted Dr. Bindelglass’ role as a physician leader. “Dr. Bindelglass shows great concern for the well-being of for his medical colleagues. He knows if their needs are being met, they will be better equipped to care for our patients.”

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. www.bridgeporthospital.org

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