With your help, our healthcare heroes at Bridgeport Hospital met the challenges of COVID-19 with ingenuity, resilience and optimism. Throughout the pandemic, you lifted their spirits, provided for their basic needs and supported their health and well-being while they cared for critically ill patients. To date, Bridgeport Hospital has discharged nearly 1,000 people hospitalized with COVID-19 back to their homes and families. The hospital is now fully open to care for people and their medical needs.
The philanthropic resources you provide help us deliver safe, world-class care to thousands of people in our communities each year. Thank you for making that possible.
New COVID-19 Support Funds:
120 New donors inspired to give gifts of gratitude
70 Leadership gifts
Quiet "Oasis" rooms for staff to take respite near our COVID Intensive Care Units
Child care support and hotel lodging for caregivers who juggled work and family needs
20,000 food donations to keep front line staff nourished and energized
Hundreds of thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment, medical supplies and disinfecting services to keep staff and patients safe (from face masks to field hospitals and everything in between).
A COVID-19 "Helping Hands Fund" to assist breast cancer patients impacted by the pandemic with household and non-medical expenses
COVID-specific coordination for underserved patients at the Primary Care Center, including access to telehealth visits, screening and testing, education on COVID safety and medical treatment.
Palliative care services for COVID patients unable to receive family support during their illness.