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Encyclopedia > Bridgeport Hospital
Bridgeport Hospital
Location Bridgeport, Connecticut
Beds 425
Affiliation Yale-New Haven Health System in conjunction with Yale University School of Medicine
Certification Level I trauma center
Speciality General Acute Care Hospital
Founded 1878
Website http://www.bridgeporthospital.com

Bridgeport Hospital is a hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: Counties Fairfield County Mayor John M. Fabrizi Area    - City 19. ... Yale University is a private university in New Haven, Connecticut. ... Level I trauma center provides the highest level of Surgical care to trauma patients. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: Counties Fairfield County Mayor John M. Fabrizi Area    - City 19. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The hospital calls itself "the most comprehensive hospital in Fairfield County, with 2,300 employees, 520 active attending physicians representing 70 subspecialties, 227 medical/surgical residents and fellows in programs affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine, and more than 400 volunteers and auxilians," according to the hospital Web site.[1] Robert J. Trefry is the hospital president.


In 2006, Solucient ranked the hospital as having one of the 100 best cardiovascular care programs in the country.


Bridgeport Hospital has 20,000 admissions and 160,000 outpatient treatments per year, including 62,000 emergency department visits and 35,450 clinic visits, according to the Hospital Web site.[2]

Contents


Satelitte locations

Locations of specialized services:[3]

  • Radiology:
    • Fairfield — 1055 Post Road
    • Stratford — 2876 Main St.
    • Trumbull — 15 Corporate Drive
    • Orange — 320 Boston Post Road
  • Draw Stations (blood, urine samples):
    • Bridgeport Hospital, One Stop Testing Center — 267 Grant Street, Bridgeport (Main Lobby)
    • Shelton — The Huntington Walk-In Medical Center — 887 Bridgeport Ave.
    • Southport — 2600 Post Road
    • Stratford — 3115 Main St.
    • Trumbull — 15 Corporate Drive
  • Urgent Care:
    • EmergEase at Bridgeport Hospital (enter through the Emergency Dept.)
    • The Huntington Walk-In Medical Center — 887 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton
  • Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers provide physical, neurological, or cognitive (learning and thinking)rehabilitation services, including specialized services for young children and occupational therapy; wellness programs "to improve physical and emotional wellbeing"; firefighter fitness programs; ergonomic assessments; and back safety classes:[4]
    • Bridgeport — 226 Mill Hill Avenue
    • Southport — 2600 Post Road
    • Stratford — 3585 Main Street
    • Shelton — 4 Corporate Drive

History

In the 1870s, Dr. George Lewis, a physician practicing in the city, persuaded his aunt, Susan Hubbell, to bequeath $13,500 and an acre at the summit of Mill Hill for the construction of a hospital, the first in Fairfield County and only the third in the state (after New Haven Hospital -- now known as Yale-New Haven Hospital -- and Hartford Hospital). Before Bridgeport Hospital, "the closest thing to a hospital in the city was a facility in the basement of the future police headquarters, where infection and mortality rates were high among the emergency patients and poor residents who received care there," according to the Bridgeport Hospital Web site.[5]


The hospital was founded in 1878 when Bridgeport Mayor P.T. Barnum and other community leaders received approval from the state Legislature incorporate the institution. When a board of directors was named soon afterward, Barnum was elected its first president.[5] Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891), American showman who is best remembered for his entertaining hoaxes and for founding the circus that eventually became Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. ...


On November 12, 1884, the new hospital began treating patients.


Recent "Firsts" at the hospital include having the first off-pump cardiac bypass surgery in Fairfield County (1999); the first fully digital cardiac catheterization lab in Connecticut (1999); the first implantable defibrillator for the treatment of sudden death (1990s); the first pacemaker implanted to treat congestive heart failure (2001); the first cardiac ablation procedure in Fairfield County (2001); the first use of drug-coated coronary stents in Fairfield County (2001).[6]


Nearby hospitals

Here is a list of hospitals in the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Stamford Hospital is a private, nonprofit, community and teaching hospital in Stamford, Connecticut, with 440 affiliated doctors. ... Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut is a community hospital serving people in lower Fairfield County and in lower Westchester County New York. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ [1]Bridgeport Hospital Web site home page, accessed September 4, 2006
  2. ^ [2]Bridgeport Hospital Web site, Web page titled, "About Us: Highlights," accessed September 4, 2006
  3. ^ [3]Bridgeport Hospital Web site, Web page titled "Satellite facilities affiliated with Bridgeport Hospital" accessed September 4, 2006
  4. ^ [4]Bridgeport Hospital Web site, Web page titled "Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers" accessed September 4, 2006
  5. ^ a b [5]Bridgeport Hospital Web site, Web page titled "More than 125 years of expertise and compassion" accessed September 4, 2006
  6. ^ [6]Bridgeport Hospital Web site, Web page titled "About Us: Historical firsts," accessed September 4, 2006

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External links

  • Connecticut Department of Public Health
  • Hospital Performance Comparisons a report released in February 2006 by the state Department of Health

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Bridgeport, Connecticut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2215 words)
Bridgeport (41n10, 73w12 EST) is located in southeastern Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States and is the largest city by population in Connecticut.
In the early 21st Century, Bridgeport is rebounding after a loss of jobs and population, and is transitioning into a role as a center of service industries and as an outlying region of the New York metropolitan area.
Bridgeport is notable for having had a Socialist mayor for 24 years; Jasper McLevy served as mayor from 1933 to 1957.
Crowell & Moring LLP | 2003 (766 words)
When Bridgeport Hospital refused to provide OFCCP with the requested information, on the basis that it was not a federal "subcontractor," the OFCCP filed an administrative complaint.
In response to OFCCP's administrative complaint, Bridgeport Hospital argued that it was not subject to OFCCP's jurisdiction because it was not a federal subcontractor.
The Hospital argued that it was neither providing goods or services that were "necessary to the performance of" the prime federal contract nor performing "any portion" of the Association's obligations under the OPM contract.
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