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Bridgeport Hospital foundation turns 30

November 18, 2018

The Bridgeport Hospital Foundation is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and the theme of the celebration is “Inspiration, Investment, IMPACT.” Established as Bridgeport Hospital’s fundraising arm in 1988, the foundation has inspired charitable giving of more than $150 million to support a wide variety of services and facility upgrades.

“Our mission is to secure gifts for Bridgeport Hospital by building extraordinary relationships,” says Steve Jakab, foundation president in a news release. “We match the philanthropic aspirations of donors with the highest quality patient- and family-centered services to support the healthcare needs of our community. Financial pressures continue to challenge hospitals but the generosity of our donors allows Bridgeport Hospital Foundation to continue to have a positive impact on the lives of thousands of patients, family members and the community.”

The anniversary also celebrates the Foundation’s recent highest-level platinum Seal of Transparency recognition by GuideStar, which measures the progress and results of nonprofit organizations.

The foundation’s efforts have helped raise money for such projects as modernizing the Allison Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; opening the Elizabeth M. Pfriem Hybrid Operating Room to provide minimally invasive cardiovascular surgery to high-risk patients and sustaining outpatient behavioral health services for children, adolescents and adults struggling with emotional, behavioral and psychiatric issues

To learn more, visit https://foundation.bridgeporthospital.org.

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