FOR RELEASE: 7/3/2014Contact: Jackie Keren, (203) 255-5300

New Board Chair Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center

Bridgeport, CT— Linda Blackwell of Fairfield assumes the chairmanship of The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center (NPBCC) Advisory Board effective immediately. In addition, she will serve as president of the President’s Council.


Blackwell, a Fairfield County native, is a Senior Vice President of Sales for Al Filippone Associates of William Raveis Real Estate. Blackwell entered the real estate field after leading her own company, a children’s product developer and distributor, for many years.

Active in the community, Blackwell is a board member with the Near & Far Aid Association and American Yacht Club in Rye, NY. She serves as chairman of the Choate Rosemary Hall Parent Advisory Committee and volunteers for other local organizations. She has chaired events that raise millions of dollars each year for community programs providing healthcare, education and services for the poor. She has been active with the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center since 2005.

Blackwell lives in Greenfield Hill with her husband Tom, and daughter Taegan.

Part of Bridgeport Hospital and the Yale New Haven Health System, the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center has served more than 20,000 women and their families since it was established in 1999. One of only 200 sites accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), the Center provides a wide range of diagnostic care and treatment at its Bridgeport Hospital and Fairfield locations, including medical oncology, surgical and chemotherapy services, plastic surgery, mammography and radiation therapy, and genetic risk assessment as well as opportunities to participate in clinical trials. The Breast Care Center office at 111 Beach Road in Fairfield also provides comprehensive women’s wellness services, including nutrition counseling, massage and Reiki therapy, wig and prosthesis fitting, counseling, yoga, Pilates, naturopathic medicine, and other patient support activities. The Center has a satellite office on Park Avenue in Trumbull. The Center is a member of the prestigious National Consortium of Breast Care Centers. For more information call (203) 255-5300 or visit the Center on the web at

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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.