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Encyclopedia > St. Vincent's Medical Center (Bridgeport)
St. Vincent's Medical Center
Location Bridgeport, Connecticut
Beds 397
Affiliation NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System in conjunction with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Certification Level II trauma center
Speciality Acute Care Hospital
Founded 1903
Website http://www.stvincents.org/

St. Vincent's Medical Center is a 397-bed acute care Catholic hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: Counties Fairfield County Mayor John M. Fabrizi Area    - City 19. ... Seal of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, referred to as P&S, is a graduate school of Columbia University located on the health sciences campus in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. ... In the United States a Level II trauma center provides Emergency medicine to trauma patients who do not need the services of a Level I trauma center. ... 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 is now controlled by Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic and largest nonprofit health system, which is in turn controlled by several religious orders, including the Daughters of Charity which founded St. Vincent's. The Daughters or Sisters of Charity of St. ...

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Size and services

The hospital has a medical staff of 450 physicians and has a total of more than 1,800 employees.[1]


St. Vincent's Web site says the institution has "one of the largest angioplasty programs in New England," a bariatric-surgery Center, and extensive cancer and orthopedic services.[1]


The hospital also has a "contemporary" Family Birthing Center with private rooms for labor, delivery and recovery, a private bathroom and sleeping accommodations for the father, and an entertainment center.[1]


Psychiatric services include an on-site psychiatric unit for acute care and the Hall-Brooke Behavioral Health Services (formerly the independent Hall-Brooke Hospital) an inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facility in Westport, Connecticut.[1] The Seal of the Town of Wesport, Connecticut Westport is a coastal town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, in the United States. ...


The hospital founded St. Vincent's College, which offers degrees in nursing and other health-related fields, and a Graduate Medical Education Program.


St. Vincent's is affiliated with two medical schools — Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York Medical College.[1] The hospital's affiliation with Columbia is in conjunction with its membership in the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System[2]. Seal of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, referred to as P&S, is a graduate school of Columbia University located on the health sciences campus in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. ... The New York Medical College is a private professional school located in Valhalla, New York. ...


History

Founded by the Daughters of Charity religious order, the hospital was incorporated on May 19, 1903 and opened its doors on June 28, 1905 as a 75-bed building. More than 70 patients had been treated by the end of that first day.[3] The Daughters or Sisters of Charity of St. ...


On Easter Sunday, April 17, 1976, a new hospital building opened just behind the original one. That day, William J. Riordan, then president and chief executive officer of the hospital, directed the transfer of 209 patients to the new structure, a 440,000 square-foot building nearly twice the size of the old one.[3] April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...


When the move was made to the new building, the hospital's name was changed from St. Vincent's Hospital to St. Vincent's Medical Center.[3]


See also

Here is a list of hospitals in the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Bridgeport Hospital is a hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut. ... Yale-New Haven Hospital is a large hospital in southern 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. ...

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e [1]St. Vincent's Medical Center Web site, Web page titled "About Us," accessed September 8, 2006
  2. ^ there is NO SPACE in "NewYork" in this name. NONE!
  3. ^ a b c [2]St. Vincent's Medical Center Web site, Web page titled "About Us: History of St. Vincent's" accessed September 8, 2006

September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • St. Vincent's Medical Center
  • Hall-Brooke Behavioral Health Services
  • Ascension Health
  • St. Vincent's College
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health
  • Hospital Performance Comparisons a report released in February 2006 by the state Department of Health

 
 

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