How We Care For You

As a part of Yale New Haven Health, Bridgeport Hospital offers cancer care and treatment at Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers in Fairfield and Park Avenue Medical Center in Trumbull. Cancer patients who are admitted to Bridgeport Hospital are cared for by specially trained staff on a dedicated oncology unit.

Our clinical services include:

  • Medical oncology, including chemotherapy and infusion treatments.
  • Hematology services, offered by our medical oncology team. Skilled care from compassionate, local providers for patients with any type of non-cancerous disorders affecting the blood, lymph nodes, and bone marrow.
  • Radiation oncology, provided by Yale Medicine physician specialists. Radiation services offered at the Cancer Center include image-guided radiation therapy, intensity–modulated radiation therapy, cone beam computed topography, prone breast positioning, Calypso, Rapid Arc and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT).
  • Gynecologic oncology, offers specialized treatment for cancers of the reproductive system occurring in women, including, but not limited to, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, endometrial cancer and cervical cancer.
  • Genetic testing, including genomic profiling of certain cancers in collaboration with the Tumor Profiling Lab at Smilow Cancer Hospital Center at Yale New Haven and Yale Cancer Center.
  • Lab services are available onsite for the convenience of patients receiving treatment at the Care Center.
  • Pharmacy services: The medical oncology unit includes an onsite pharmacy staffed by experienced Clinical Pharmacists with certifications in the practice of oncology pharmacy to assure efficient and safe preparation of all chemotherapeutic agents. To enhance patient safety, use of advanced technologies, such as a computerized ordering system and bar-coded medications are deployed. Our pharmacists are available to answer patient questions. The pharmacy is unable to fill personal prescriptions.

Learn more about the Smilow Cancer Hospital programs available at Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers in Fairfield and Park Avenue Medical Center in Trumbull.

Quality Cancer Care

The Norma Pfriem Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital, one of only 500 sites nationwide accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), is located at Park Avenue Medical Center in Trumbull, Fairfield and at Bridgeport Hospital. Learn more about the Norma Pfriem Breast Center.

In affiliation with Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center, Bridgeport Hospital is one of only 16 U.S. accredited cancer programs to receive a 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC).