Lyn McCarthy Cathy Machol and Joseph Machol

Bridgeport man wins car in St. Vincent’s raffle

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Every year, Judy Faustine, a St. Vincent’s employee,  puts a St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound car raffle ticket into her brother-in-law Joseph Machol’s  Christmas stocking.  This year, Joseph, a Bridgeport resident, was genuinely surprised when he received the call from St. Vincent’s Foundation Executive Director, Lyn McCarthy, congratulating him for winning a brand new […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health
Kali Gough, 17, left, and Allie Harris, 18, center, lay out at Siesta Public Beach.

Friday is ‘don’t fry day’

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To help reduce the rising rates of skin cancer, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day.”   Skin cancer is a largely preventable disease yet it remains the most common type of cancer in the United States, where more than 3.5 million cases of skin […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, health, skin cancer

Two Connecticut residents tested for MERS

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Two people in Connecticut, who were suspected of having Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, tested negative for the virus at Yale-New Haven Hospital, according to an unnamed source. MERS is a viral respiratory illness in which those infected experienced symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The virus currently has no cure and […] [Read More]
Categories: General
Bridgeport Hospital Vice President of Administration Marc Brunetti (far left) and Chief Operating Officer Norm Roth (second from right) with patient escorts (l-r) Julius Muller, Marlene Dorsey, Jack Fisher, Virginia Rogers, Odis Fisher, Don Treadwell and Patricia Ritchie. Not pictured: Daniel Cronin and Alicia Curtis.

Bridgeport Hospital recognizes volunteers

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Bridgeport Hospital honored more than two dozen volunteers for distinguished service during its recent Volunteer Luncheon at Testo’s Ristorante in Bridgeport. Nine volunteer patient escorts shared a special award for distinguished service – Daniel Cronin of Trumbull, Alicia Curtis and Jack Fisher of Bridgeport, Marlene Dorsey of Milford, Odis Fisher, Patricia Ritchie and Virginia Rogers […] [Read More]
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Diane Youd, Bridgeport Hospital Nurse Manager of the Year.

Bridgeport names nurse manager of the year

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Bridgeport Hospital marked Nurses Week in May with a series of recognition events and activities for its 700-member nursing staff.   Diane Youd of Shelton received the 2014 Nurse Manager of the Year Award from the Bridgeport Hospital Medical Staff during a reception at Ralph and Rich’s Restaurant in Bridgeport. Youd oversees the SurgEase ambulatory […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, health, nursing

Connecticut ranks 12th in senior health

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Connecticut ranked 12th for senior health this year, according to the United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings Senior reports. “United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings Senior Report is a valuable tool for measuring and understanding the key challenges and opportunities facing Connecticut’s senior population,”  Donald Stangler,  medical director for UnitedHealthcare of New England, said in […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly

Griffin to host safe driving class

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Griffin Hospital will host an AARP Driver Safety Program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 in the hospital’s dining room meeting rooms. The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers. While the course is geared toward drivers age 50 and older, the course is […] [Read More]

Alzheimer’s expert to speak in Bridgeport

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The Watermark at 3030 Park is pleased to announce that it will host The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Peter V. Rabins  for a presentation on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The event will be held on Tuesday, June 10 from 2 -4 p.m. at the senior living community, located at 3030 Park Ave. in Bridgeport. […] [Read More]
Categories: Alzheimer's, Bridgeport