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Gratitude leads to gift

May 1, 2017

Jennifer and Matthew Huisking’s NICU experience inspired them to give back. Upon discovering they were pregnant with their first child, Jennifer and Matthew Huisking discussed their hospital preferences. After talking to their physician, she explained that her practice only delivered at Bridgeport Hospital because of the level of medical expertise and excellence of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). No…

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An unusual path to a family’s healing

August 31, 2016

A mother can never fully erase the pain of a child’s death, only direct its path. Elizabeth Ness-Wobschall’s chosen path helps others heal. THE NORWALK RESIDENT’S SUPPORT of patients treated by the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital makes perfect sense. Her son Michael died there in August 2013. A house fire ultimately took the…

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A groundbreaking cardiology fellows endowment

August 30, 2016

Unique. Trailblazing. A model for other programs. All three descriptions apply to the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation Cardiology Fellows Endowment Fund. The brainchild of cardiologists Zosimo (JoJo) Adefuin, MD, and Anthony D’Souza, MD, the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation Cardiology Fellows Endowment Fund was established in spring 2015. “It’s the only one of its kind in the U.S.,”…

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Counsel and hope for breast cancer patients

August 29, 2016

May 2006.  The changes Madonna Sacco experienced that month remain all too fresh.  In the seconds taken to speak a few words, Madonna’s life shifted from lawyer providing legal counsel, to breast cancer patient in need of medical counsel. “I represented Bridgeport Hospital and its physicians for 25 years before I was ever a patient,”…

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