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.

Caregivers at Smilow Cancer Hospital and our Care Centers work hard to help patients and their families navigate through their cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment plans. A multidisciplinary approach is used to evaluate and treat all patients. Physicians meet to discuss every patient's care and related diagnostic and treatment strategies, resulting in the development of a unique and comprehensive treatment plan for each patient that can include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, a combination of treatments, investigational drugs through clinical trails, or conservative monitoring. Our physicians, nurses and caregivers are committed to meeting the needs and expectations of our patients by offering comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, psychological and spiritual support, supportive care and long-term, follow-up care.

Patients and providers have direct access to sub-specialists and leaders in the field of cancer research as care requires.

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). Learn more about the award

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

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.