FOR RELEASE: 4/22/2013Contact: John Cappiello, (203) 384-3637

Bridgeport Hospital to launch 11-week pastoral education course May 28

Bridgeport Hospital’s Department of Spiritual Care & Education is offering a new Clinical Pastoral Education course for community clergy, laypersons and others interested in developing their pastoral care skills. The 11-week, part-time program runs from Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, Aug. 9. It includes six hours of educational seminars, four hours of direct patient care and one on-call experience per month. Classroom sessions will take place weekly. Schedules for clinical training will be arranged with participants. For more information, call Clinical Pastoral Education Coordinator Sister Sara Ann Buckley at 203-384-3948.

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Part of Yale New Haven Health System, Bridgeport Hospital is a 383-bed acute care hospital (plus 42 beds licensed to Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital) serving parts of Fairfield and New Haven counties. The hospital admits more than 18,000 patients and receives more than 240,000 outpatient visits annually.