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This promises to be a very interesting year for health care. Many of us are concerned about the changes in Medicare and now it turns out the insurance companies are sprinting ahead of Medicare in the race to lower costs.

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Gifts honor ED for great care

The Bridgeport Hospital Foundation received seven gifts totaling $1,300 in honor of Emergency Department staff.

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Allen Hsiao, MD, named YNHHS, YSM CMIO

Allen Hsiao, MD, was appointed chief medical information officer (CMIO) for Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) and Yale School of Medicine (YSM).

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SkyHealth takes flight

SkyHealth, the new air ambulance service jointly run by YNHHS and North Shore-LIJ Health System, made its first official flight Nov. 14.

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New way to lasso stroke risk

The Joel E. Smilow Heart Institute Electrophysiology team at Bridgeport Hospital performed its first Lariat procedure Nov. 25 to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib).

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Hundreds huddle for holiday meal

More than 2,000 meals were served to employees and physicians over three shifts at Bridgeport Hospital’s annual holiday celebration, Dec. 18 – 19 in Fresh Inspirations Café.

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Animal Planet Monsters Inside Me.  Dr. Zane Saul

Dr. Saul on Animal Planet show

Zane Saul, MD, chief of infectious diseases, along with one of his patients, was featured on the Nov. 20 national telecast of Animal Planet’s Monsters Inside Me.

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YNHHS exploring options after Tenet decision

In the wake of Tenet Healthcare’s decision to withdraw its applications to purchase five Connecticut hospitals, Yale New Haven Health System is exploring other ways to expand people’s access to quality care throughout the state.

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Epic reporting class available

There is more to know about Epic than basic functionality, like its strong reporting capabilities.

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From the lab: Anemia and transfusion

Although transfusion is considered the primary treatment for anemia, it is also associated with increased complications, mortality and length of stay.

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Physician news

A presentation by Stacey Rotta, MD, Burn fellow, earned second prize in the fellow/resident competition of the Southern Region Burn Conference in Houston, TX, Nov. 15.

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African-American surgeons celebrated

Bridgeport Hospital’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is hosting the traveling exhibit entitled Opening Doors: Contemporary African-American Academic Surgeons, Dec. 23 – Jan. 30, in the lobby mezzanine near the skybridge entrance from the Kaulbach Parking Pavilion.

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Pediatric sleep center opens at hospital

Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH) at Bridgeport Hospital opened a pediatric sleep center Dec. 3, conducting its first sleep study.

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HRO: Six months, 100 classes, 2,600 trained

Nearly 2,600 Bridgeport Hospital employees and contracted staff (96 percent) attended one of the 100 Safety Starts with Me High Reliability Organization (HRO) training sessions in the last six months. Nearly 120 others still need to take the class.

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