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Amanda Cuda with her baby twins, at Bridgeport Hospital.

Where I’ve been

As our more sharp-eyed readers may have noticed, my blog has been pretty inactive for the past several months. You may (or may not) be wondering why, but regardless, I feel I owe an explanation. On
Preparing for the Terex Jumper Stake at the Fairfield County Hunt Club are (l-r) Raymond Condon, member of the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation board of trustees; Susan Warner of the Terex Corporation; and Christina Stanton and Smiles from the Fairfield County Hunt Club.

Bridgeport Hospital will be beneficiary of horse show

Bridgeport Hospital has been selected to be a first-time charitable beneficiary of the Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show in Westport June 16 – 20. National and local equestrians of
Leaders of the Value Care Alliance: President and CEO of Griffin Hospital Patrick Charmel; President and CEO of St. Vincent's Medical Center Dr. Stuart Marcus, President and CEO of Middlesex Hospital Vincent Capece Jr.; President and CEO of Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Bruce Cummings; and Western Connecticut Health Network President and CEO Dr. John Murphy.

Connecticut hospitals enter into agreement with Aetna

St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a founding member of the Value Care Alliance — a partnership of seven state hospitals intended to improve care and lower costs to patients — has announced that the VCA
In her excitement to be selected as a 2015 Volunteer of the Year, Una the Mini Labradoodle gives Dr. Stuart Marcus, president & CEO of St. Vincent's Health Services, a kiss. Joining them are (L-R) Patrice Foudy, Una's mom, and Julie Lawrence, director, St. Vincent's Volunteer Services.

St. Vincent’s honors volunteers of the year

St. Vincent’s Medical Center honored its 2015 Volunteers of the Year including Patrice Foudy and Una, the Mini Labradoodle who lead St. Vincent’s pet therapy program; Tom Meyers, a 17-year volunteer
Florence Nightingale Awardee, Elzana Sabovic, LPN and Dolly Campo, RN, Interim Director Of Nursing. Pictured

Nightingale award given to nurse at Northbridge in Bridgeport

Northbridge Health Care Center of Bridgeport, awarded its first annual “Florence Nightingale Award” to Elzana Sabovic at a ceremony on May 12. This ceremony is traditionally held on this date to honor
Runners dash from the starting line at last year's Bridgeport Hospital Home Run 5K. Bridgeport was named the fifth healthiest city in the U.S. by

Bridgeport Hospital 5k takes place this weekend

  The 12th annual Bridgeport Hospital Home Run 5K, a run, walk and children’s fun run, takes place Sunday, May 24, beginning and ending at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard, home of the Bridgeport
Pictured left to right:  Milford Hospital Joseph Pelaccia, President & CEO,  Beverly Lyon, Vice President of Nursing, Gemma DeGuzman, Cristina Ayala, Stacy Plaskowitz, Melissa Hinckley and Jeffrey Komornik, Director of Human Resources

Milford Hospital nurses honored

Four Milford Hospital nurses were selected to be recipients of the 2015 Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing. Cristina Ayala, RN, Gemma DeGuzman, RN, BSN, Melissa Hinckley, RN, BSN and Stacy

St. Vincent’s schedules casino trip

St. Vincent’s Healthy Hearts Club has announced a trip to Foxwoods Resort and Casino on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The trip is open to the general public. The bus will leave promptly at 8:00 am from the new
President and CEO of Yale-New Haven Hospital Marna Borgstrom

Yale CEO named a top woman in healthcare

Marna P. Borgstrom, president and CEO, Yale New Haven Health System and CEO Yale-New Haven Hospital, has been named to the Top 25 Women in Healthcare for 2015 by Modern Healthcare magazine. Borgstrom

Stratford participating in Community Well-Being Survey

The Stratford Health Department is participating in the 2015 Community Well-Being Survey, a comprehensive survey of quality of life, covering issues such as community vitality, health, family economic