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Passion to change health care

July 23, 2019

Personal challenges, life-changing opportunities spark passion to change health care During her decade at Bridgeport Hospital, Gina Calder has met many patients, and heard stories both heartbreaking and inspiring. She…

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The gift of time

June 22, 2019

“What’s a nice retired guy like you doing in an Emergency Department like this?” is a conversation starter that Bob Kilton has probably heard more times than he would care…

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Stillborn & Perinatal Bereavement Lecture – 2018

November 10, 2018

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…

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Partnership fights breast cancer

June 4, 2018

The Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation teams with the Norma Pfriem Breast Center to increase healthcare access. Access to care. This principle started the partnership between the Norma Pfriem Breast Center and…

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Grateful hearts

June 3, 2018

A cardiac patient and his family donate to the new Hybrid OR. Southport residents Bill and Donna Waltrip crisscrossed the country during his years as an executive in the airline industry, living…

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A force in fundraising

June 2, 2018

The Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary supports the hospital,one project at a time. The all-volunteer Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary partners with Bridgeport Hospital and its Foundation to raise funds for specific projects. Since its…

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Ripple effect of kindness

June 1, 2018

A Westport family was inspired to give back and help others. Being socially conscious was a lesson that Simin and her late husband, Herbert Allison Jr., instilled in their sons,…

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Fighting against cancer

May 4, 2017

The Klein Family Foundation supports educational and patient care programs at Bridgeport Hospital. 2004 was set to be a great year for John and Carla Klein.  Both of their children,…

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A lifetime of support

May 3, 2017

Much of Dorothy Edgerton’s life has been associated with Bridgeport Hospital. As Bridgeport Hospital changed over the years, Dorothy Edgerton was there to see it. “I was born there in 1927,…

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Desire to make an impact

May 3, 2017

Weston’s Douglas Aaron gives back to Bridgeport Hospital through his nonprofit organization. Douglas Aaron always knew he wanted to serve others.  Raised in Weston, CT, his parents instilled this appreciation…

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