President’s Message – Bringing Technology to Life Campaign


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President’s Message – Bringing Technology to Life Campaign

At Bridgeport Hospital, Valentine’s Day arrives during our celebration of American Heart Month. We are proud of our Joel E. Smilow Heart Institute at the Yale New Haven Health Heart and Vascular Center, one of the nation’s leading providers of heart and vascular services. In the event you or your loved ones require care, you will benefit from the expertise of our cardiologists, specially trained nurses and clinical teams.

New life saving technology for the community
As part of the hospital’s ongoing commitment to continuous improvement, I am excited to share news of our “Bringing Technology to Life” fundraising campaign. This initiative carries a $4.5 million philanthropic goal, of which $2 million has already been committed by generous donors like you. The project will support Bridgeport Hospital’s new $25 million investment in cardiac and neurovascular services. It will feature four completely modernized electrophysiology and cardiac catheterization labs as well as advanced new imaging technology for the treatment of strokes.

Existing interventional cardiology labs at Bridgeport Hospital will be completely modernized with the help of our donor community.

When completed, the project will significantly expand access to critical, often life-saving services, and will dramatically improve clinical outcomes for our highest risk patients.

Can you help us now?
To help us reach our goal, please click to donate to our Bringing Technology to Life Campaign. For more information about the project, please click on our Bringing Technology to Life Project Description.

Please support our professional team
Every year our dedicated and experienced team of nurses, cardiologists and cardiac surgeons deliver a full range of medical services and personalized care to thousands of patients in Fairfield County. Please join the campaign to express thanks to our professional staff for the compassionate, expert care they provide, while also helping to expand patient access to life saving technology.

Thank you in advance for your support. Happy Valentine’s Day!


Steve Jakab and the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation Team

P.S. For more information, please visit the Joel E. Smilow Heart Institute/Heart & Vascular webpages:

You may be interested in this WTNH piece featuring Stuart Zarich MD, chief of Cardiovascular Disease, discussing ways to reduce your risk for heart disease.