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Dr. Richard W. Kmetzo Resource Center

We’re here to help. Contact us at 203-384-3904 or email Cancer Resources.

The Dr. Richard W. Kmetzo Resource Center at Bridgeport Hospital is open to the public and to cancer patients from any hospital. Patients, families and visitors can get current information on cancer-related topics as well as hospital and community services in a serene, comfortable environment.

Our caring staff provides an array of free informational materials, reference publications, education and support.  A computer workstation with internet access is also available. Located on the seventh floor of Bridgeport Hospital, the Kmetzo Center is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Resources include:

  • patient navigators to help patients and families understand and access cancer treatment services
  • a relaxing reading room with free information about cancer, cancer treatments and support groups
  • a multimedia library and computer station
  • areas for support group meetings and workshops
  • complimentary coffee and tea    

About the Center

Dedicated in 2007, the Dr. Richard W. Kmetzo Resource Center was made possible in part by a generous gift from the his family to honor Dr. Kmetzo’s memory and to thank Bridgeport Hospital for the care provided to him. Dr. Kmetzo, an optometrist, died of lung cancer in 1994 at age 42, after being diagnosed in an advanced stage of the disease. Shortly after his death, the Kmetzo family donated funds to establish a resource library in Bridgeport Hospital’s Oncology Unit. With the recent expansion of the hospital’s cancer services, the Cancer Resource Center is an extension of the original library.

Contributions from generous, compassionate individuals and organizations make a difference. We are grateful for your support of our mission to provide excellent medical care to every person who needs it.

Please find out about the many ways you can give through the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation.