Victor Morris, MD, named Chief Medical Officer of Bridgeport Hospital
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Bridgeport, CT (July 21, 2020) – Bridgeport Hospital has announced that Victor Morris, MD, will expand his current responsibilities to become the chief medical officer and senior vice president for Medical Affairs for Bridgeport Hospital, effective immediately.
As CMO, Dr. Morris will continue working closely with senior leaders and physicians to advance strategic clinical initiatives on both the Bridgeport and Milford campuses, improve clinical performance and ensure that Bridgeport Hospital meets the highest standards in quality, safety and patient-centered care.
In 2019, Dr. Morris was appointed chief medical officer of Milford Hospital to oversee clinical aspects prior to the Hospital’s integration into Bridgeport Hospital and Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS). Since the integration, he has served as associate chief medical officer of the Milford Campus of Bridgeport Hospital and has been a valuable and resourceful member of the senior leadership team. Victor was tapped to lead the Fairfield County Regional Response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a collaborative effort dedicated to creating operational protocols and managing the critical needs of patients in Fairfield County.
“We are thrilled and fortunate that Victor is able to bring his extensive clinical and leadership experience to Bridgeport Hospital,” said Anne Diamond, president of Bridgeport Hospital. “His 30 years of health system experience and most recently his exceptional work leading the medical staff through the Milford Hospital integration, he has the depth and breadth of experience to initiate change and elevate the quality of patient care.”
A native of California and graduate of Stanford University and the University of California, San Diego Medical School, Dr. Morris began with Yale New Haven Health 30 years ago as a resident in Internal Medicine. After serving as the chief medical resident at Yale, he has served in many leadership positions within Yale New Haven Hospital and the Health System including assistant chief of staff, director of the Hospitalist Services, vice president of Physician and Patient Access and associate chief medical officer at Yale New Haven Hospital.
A board certified internist, Dr. Morris continues to practice and teach and has won multiple awards and recognition for his talents. He lives in Guilford with his wife Jensa, a fellow physician, and their three children. In his free time, Dr. Morris is an avid runner, aspiring fly fisherman and overall sports enthusiast.
Bridgeport Hospital, part of Yale New Haven Health, is a non-profit 501-bed acute care hospital with two campuses (plus 42 beds licensed to Yale New Haven Children's Hospital). Its Bridgeport and Milford Campuses serve patients from across the region. The hospital admits more than 23,000 patients and provides nearly 350,000 outpatient treatments annually. The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital is the only burn center in the state and one of only 64 verified burn centers in the United States. Bridgeport Hospital is committed to providing safe, compassionate and cost efficient care to its patients and the community.
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