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Weston’s Charles Morgan, MD, receives ‘Doctor of Distinction’ award for humanitarian efforts

Monday, May 21, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, CT (May 21, 2018) – Charles Morgan, MD, of Weston, chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Bridgeport Hospital, was honored with the Doctors of Distinction “No Land Too Far” award from Westfair Communications/Fairfield County Business Journal May 15 for volunteering his time and expertise to provide care in medically underserved nations.

“I grew up at a time and a place where it was very clear to me at a young age that imagination is more important than knowledge, and to whom much is given much is expected,” said Dr. Morgan. “I had no idea what that meant over the years until I took a job at Bridgeport Hospital in 2001 and met the leaders of PRN International.”

PRN (Physicians Residents Nurses) International had been founded in the 1990s by area clinicians who began volunteering their time and efforts to provide badly needed medical care to impoverished residents of Jamaica. The clinicians, and later, other groups of employees at the hospital, used their own vacation time to travel once a year to Jamaica, not only to provide care but help build a clinic and educate local healthcare staff in the latest procedures and techniques. Dr. Morgan’s humanitarian work has also taken him to South Africa.

Dr. Morgan received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College in 1983. He completed an internship at Greenwich Hospital and his residency at Yale School of Medicine. He earned the Jonas Salk Award for Biochemistry Research and is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Morgan has also coauthored numerous articles on addiction and made numerous presentations on AIDS and transcultural and spiritual issues in psychiatry. He joined Bridgeport Hospital as chair of Psychiatry in 2001.

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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