Quality Award Program
Meaningful human connections are what good caregiving is all about. At Bridgeport Hospital, they’re happening all the time – with patients, clinicians, staff and volunteers on the units, in treatment areas, over coffee and in the hallways. Personal tales like these are the heartbeat of Bridgeport Hospital. Take a moment to add your story, too.
Dr. Yekaterina Grewal, Department of Medicine
"One of our elderly patients was gravely ill on the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) while her husband was also an inpatient. As it became clear that our MICU patient was going to pass away, I knew that I needed to bring the husband and wife together to say goodbye. I saw Dr. Grewal and asked if she could help me. She instantly sensed the urgency and sprang into action. She helped me move the patient’s husband from his bed into a wheelchair and she raced him down to see his dying partner. She got him to his wife's bedside and he was able to hold his wife's hand as she took her last breath. I can't thank her enough for doing this. I know how grateful he was that he was with his wife."
Janet Janes, RN, Internal Medicine
"While attending mass, Janet heard someone cry out for medical help. She immediately rose and went to the back of the church where a gentleman was lying motionless on the floor. After assessment, she determined he had no pulse and began administering CPR with another nurses help and retrieved an automated external defibrillator. By the time an ambulance arrived, the gentleman’s heart function was restored and he had a strong pulse. The gentleman sent a notice through the church bulletin two months later thanking Janet and the other nurse who saved his life."