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Elizabeth M. Pfriem

One woman’s commitment to children and families yields a lasting legacy Elizabeth M. Pfriem, known to her friends as “Betty,” is remembered for her longtime support of Bridgeport Hospital, which…

David Esposito

David Esposito, MD

Preserving culture, community and care at Milford Campus If ever there was a cheerleader for the Milford Campus of Bridgeport Hospital, it would be David Esposito, MD. Throughout his childhood,…

Claudia Elmslie 850

Claudia Elmslie

A cancer survivor’s journey to give back and help others with a cause close to her heart Claudia Elmslie still remembers the day in January 2006 when she received a…

Patricia Cervone 900

Patricia Cervone

Connecting with a cause close to her heart For Patricia Cervone, it’s always been about the babies. As soon as the last of her four children started elementary school, Cervone…


A gift of comfort for our courageous caregivers

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…


Passing along the ‘American Dream’ to those in need

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…


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

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…

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Treating minds and changing lives

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.…