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Hospital auxilary throws Diamond Anniversary Party

April 1, 2019

The Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary will hold its Diamond Anniversary Party celebrating 60 years of support to Bridgeport Hospital on Thursday, May 2, at the Birchwood Country Club, 25 Kings Highway South, Westport.

The event starts with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m., followed by a silent auction viewing and dinner. Proceeds benefit the hospital’s REACH outpatient psychiatric and behavioral health program for children, adolescents and adults. For information, contact Susan Castagna at 203-522-8082 or susan.castagna67@gmail.com.

Founded in 1959, the Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary is a volunteer organization that supports the hospital’s mission of innovation and excellence in patient care, teaching, research and service to the community. Through fundraising events, the Auxiliary supports special projects and provides gifts to the Bridgeport Hospital community totaling over $8.5 million to date.

These funds have helped support the renovation of critical care units; Emergency Department renovations and expansion; renovation of the Connecticut Burn Center; the waiting room in the Ambulatory Surgery Center at Park Avenue Medical Center in Trumbull; maternity equipment; linear accelerator installation; and scholarships for nursing students and rehabilitation therapists. The Auxiliary also operates the Gift Shop in the hospital lobby and sponsors special social and community events that support the hospital.