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About St. Vincent's Medical Center - Bridgeport CT

Executive Team

About St. Vincent's Medical Center - Bridgeport CTSt. Vincent’s executive team members serve as leaders for the entire system in its efforts to provide Healthcare That Works, Healthcare That is Safe, Healthcare That Leaves No One Behind. In a spirit of collaboration and compassion, the team seeks to make decisions that will support the highest level of care and positively impact patients and families, employees and the community.

Fulfilling the mission of the Medical Center’s patron, St. Vincent de Paul, and carrying on the legacy of leadership of its founders, the Daughters of Charity, the Executive Team commits itself to serving as the compass for the organization, and to supporting the goal of spiritually-centered, holistic care for all persons, especially the poor and the vulnerable.

St. Vincent's executive team members


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St. Vincent's

Dale Danowski

Dr. Mitchell Fogel, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport CT

Stuart G. Marcus, MD, FACS President & CEO, St. Vincent's Health Services

Lawrence Schek, MD, FACC Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Chairperson of Cardiovascular Medicine

Dale Danowski, RN, MBA Senior Vice President /Chief Operating Officer, Chief Nursing Officer

Mitchell Fogel, MD, FACP Chairman & Clinical Vice President, Department of Medicine and Chief Academic Officer

Dianne Auger

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St. Vincent's

Cindy Czaplinski, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bpt CT

Dianne J. Auger
Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, St. Vincent’s Health Services; President, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation

Raymond Baldwin 
President and CEO of St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services

Peter Struzzi, JD 
Vice President, General Counsel Risk Management Corporate Responsibility

Cindy Czaplinski
MSN, RN, NE-BC, Clinical Vice President, Oncology/Maternal Child Health/Nursing Operations

Christopher Given, Vice President, Finance, St. Vincent's Medical Center 

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Christopher Given
Vice President Finance

John Hackett
Vice President, Supply Chain, Chief Resource Officer, St. Vincent's Health Services

Margaret Hardy, RN, CEN, MS
Clinical Vice President/Executive Director of St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services


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Rick McCarthy, CIO, St. Vincent's Health Services

Wayne Rustin 


 Bill Hoey, MAHCM, LCSW 
Vice President of Mission & Ethics

 Rick McCarthy
Vice President and Chief Information Officer, St. Vincent's Health Services

 Wayne Rustin
Chief Human Resources Officer



Dr. Anthy Demestihas, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport CT



Doodnauth Hiraman, MD
Chairman for Department of Emergency Medicine

Anthy Demestihas, MD, FACS
Chairperson of Surgical Services

Brooke Karlsen, MSN, RN
Vice President of Surgical Services


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