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President’s Message – September 2021

September 28, 2021

“Elizabeth M. “Betty” Pfriem was a well-known philanthropist and the first female Ringmaster in the history of the Barnum Festival.” Join the Challenge! Improve Health Disparities and Transform Care! The Elizabeth M. Pfriem Foundation, partnering with Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, just announced a $250,000 Challenge to encourage donors like you to support the Primary Care Center’s…

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President’s Message – July 2021

July 29, 2021

The Foundation has been a key partner in Bridgeport Hospital’s community health efforts by funding the innovative and impactful work of the Primary Care Center (PCC), which recently achieved prestigious federal recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. Since 2019, the major source of the PCC’s funding has been the Elizabeth M. Pfriem Foundation. Truly a…

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President’s Message – June 2021

June 9, 2021

June is National Men’s Health Month. Please give the gift of health awareness and education to the men you care for, or to yourself! We invite you to attend our next FREE Men’s Health webinar one week from today, June 17th at 5:30 p.m. Cardiologist Dr. Ed Tuohy will discuss the importance of calcium and…

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President’s Message – Nurses Week – May 2021

May 13, 2021

Yesterday marked the start of National Nurses Week 2021. The extraordinary work our nurses do every day is so important to our patients and families that saying thank you just does not seem adequate. That’s especially been true over the past 14 months while we have all struggled through the COVID-19 pandemic. We simply couldn’t…

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President’s Message – May 2021

May 1, 2021

The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service have announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended to May 17, 2021. “This continues to be a tough time for many people, and the IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help…

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President’s Message – April 2021

April 16, 2021

Warmer temperatures and longer days are cause to celebrate not just the end of winter but also the 100th Anniversary of Milford Hospital, now referred to as the Milford Campus of Bridgeport Hospital! Just over a century ago, Milford was a small, but growing, community of about 10,000 residents who insisted on the need for…

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President’s Message – March 2021

March 30, 2021

A little over a year ago, Bridgeport Hospital admitted its first patient diagnosed with COVID-19. Little did we know that we were on the leading edge of the pandemic wave that quickly spread across Fairfield County, the country and the globe. Bridgeport Hospital’s physicians and their clinical colleagues responded to this monumental public health challenge…

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President’s Message – February 2021

February 28, 2021

February is National Heart Month! Please help us celebrate the 57th anniversary of American Heart Month! During the next few weeks, Bridgeport Hospital and our YNHHS Heart and Vascular Centers will promote heart health by offering resources and activities. Please visit for information that will help you make smart choices that will pay off…

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President’s Message – January 2021

January 31, 2021

Our supporters have been reaching out to us over the last few weeks, seeking guidance about the COVID-19 vaccines. We are honored by your trust and confidence in Bridgeport Hospital as we move together into this potentially transformative stage of the pandemic response. Since the hospital received its first doses of the vaccine in mid-December,…

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President’s Message – December 2020

December 31, 2020
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