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A gift of comfort for our courageous caregivers

April 19, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit greater Bridgeport, Bridgeport Hospital staff sprang into action, taking care of people suffering from a virus the world had never seen. What little was known about this virus was that it was very contagious, and some people became extremely ill from it. Those in its path were fearful of bringing…

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Passing along the ‘American Dream’ to those in need

April 19, 2021

John and Ethel Kashulon, husband and wife and longtime residents of Bridgeport, were children of Eastern Europeanimmigrants who came to the United States seeking the ‘American Dream.’ John moved to Bridgeport during the early 1930s to find work among the city’s bustling industry. Ethel was born and raised in Bridgeport. She graduated from Saints Cyril…

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An ambassador of hope helps the show go on for Norma Pfriem Breast Center

April 19, 2021

Elise Bucknall, a Fairfield resident for almost 15 years, had not heard of the Norma Pfriem Breast Center until her close friend and President’s Council member Lynne Taikowski invited her to the center’s annual Rose of Hope luncheon in 2018. “I couldn’t believe that I never knew about this incredible organization, given how much they…

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Joseph Keane Fund – Stillborn & Perinatal Bereavement

June 30, 2020
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Click to Donate to The Joseph Keane Fund Feature Story from the Annual Report about the Joseph Keane Fund:       Jessica and Tim Keane founded the Joseph Keane Fund, which provides emotional and financial support and services to families and hospital staff members who experience the unexpected and life-changing loss of a…

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Treating minds and changing lives

June 22, 2020

Quality mental health services are critical to people struggling for access to limited resources. Thanks to Bridgeport Hospital’s REACH Program, patients in Fairfield County are able to receive life-altering care. “We couldn’t be offering this type of program without the support we receive from the community,” said Charles Morgan, MD, chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral…

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A legacy in memory of a life lost too soon

June 19, 2020

Fear washed over Jessica Keane one Sunday evening while she was in the kitchen packing lunches for the week ahead. She didn’t feel her baby moving. The baby had normally been very active at that time of day. Jessica panicked, wondering when she had last felt her baby move. Jessica’s husband, Tim, encouraged her to…

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Never too young to give back

December 2, 2019

Meghan McCloat, 28, and Brooke Bento, 30, may be young, but they are already leaving their mark on the world of charitable giving. Considered veterans of the Norma Pfriem Breast Center President’s Council, they joined at the tender ages of 25 and 24, respectively. Both jumped immediately into fundraising for the Center. Meghan co-chairs Pink…

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Stillborn & Perinatal Bereavement Lecture – Resources

November 10, 2019

Joseph Keane Fund LectureStillborn & Perinatal Bereavement To learn more about the Joseph Keane Fund and how you can help, please click here. PDF File Resources: Click to view Caring For Patients Infant Loss Supporting A Loved One Through Perinatal Loss Supporting A Loved One Through Perinatal Loss-Spanish Saying Good Bye Saying Good Bye-Spanish Men And Grief…

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Stillborn & Perinatal Bereavement Lecture – 2019

November 9, 2019

Joseph Keane Fund LectureStillborn & Perinatal Bereavement The Joseph Keane Lectures for Perinatal Bereavement were held at Yale New Haven Hospital and at Yale New Haven Health’s Bridgeport Hospital. The Joseph Keane Lectures have been attended by over 200 doctors, nurses, residents, social workers, and chaplains from many hospitals across the state, as well as professors from Yale School…

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Friends of Pediatrics

July 24, 2019

For more than 125 years, the Friends of Pediatrics has been changing the way children and infants are cared for at Bridgeport Hospital. Founded in 1893 as the “Woman’s Staff for Children’s Ward at Bridgeport Hospital,” the organization began when a small group of local women came together with the mission to create a space…

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