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Welcome to 
The Elizabeth M. Pfriem
SWIM Center 
For Cancer Care 

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Welcome to St. Vincent’s Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care – Connecticut’s premier center for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. St. Vincent’s Medical Center is very proud to be:

  • Awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award with Accreditation 2012 by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC)
  • Accredited for the second time as a Breast Center of Excellence by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
  • Designated as a Magnet Hospital on November 19, 2012 one of only three hospitals in Connecticut to achieve this recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
  • Graded in 2013, for the second year in a row, with an “A” Hospital Safety Score ™ from the Leapfrog Group; only one of four hospitals in the state.

Unquestionably, St. Vincent’s oncologists and cancer programs have built an excellent national reputation.  And U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey in 2013 ranked St. Vincent’s as the #1 hospital in both Bridgeport and in the Western Connecticut region.

In 2013, St. Vincent’s Medical Center became a certified member of the MD Anderson Cancer Network™. Our exclusive local affiliation means that we have access to the pioneering evidence-based guidelines, treatment plans and best practices developed by the experts at MD Anderson. These are disease-specific guidelines for cancer treatment, prevention, detection and follow-up care. In addition, St. Vincent’s can call on leading cancer experts to advise on cases through physician-to-physician consultations.

People throughout the Northeast now have the best of St. Vincent’s exceptional Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care and access to the leading clinical care and research of MD Anderson Cancer Network, a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the No. 1 cancer hospital in the United States for 2013, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey, and has been No.1 in this national survey for 10 of the past 12 years.

Our affiliation comes at a time when the number of cancer cases diagnosed in our region is rising. The aging of our region makes our concern particularly poignant. As the incidence of care among the elderly increases, we must provide the very best in evidence-based medicine for cancer diagnosis and treatment. People in our communities need that excellence and innovation close to where they live and work—close to home and family.

St. Vincent’s approach to care is marked by our dedication to the quality and safety you can trust, the caring and attention you expect and the exceptional clinical care from our physicians, nurses and associates that you deserve, all from a medical center that understands that care comes best from gentler hands and sharper minds. 

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Conveniently located in Fairfield County Connecticut, the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care is accredited by the Commission on Cancer with commendation from the American College of Surgeons. This accreditation assures that you and your loved ones will receive the very best in cancer diagnosis, treatment and care close to home. We invite you to learn more about our cancer center, and encourage you to contact us to discuss your needs and situation. We look forward to hearing from you.


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The Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care

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 The Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care is accredited with commendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.  Criteria for accreditation include a relationship with the American Cancer Society (ACS) and a representative from the ACS is a member of our Hospital Committee on Cancer. In addition St. Vincent’s Medical Center is recognized for excellence as follows: 

  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC): Received Outstanding Achievement Award with Accreditation 2012.
  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC): Accredited for the second time as a Breast Center of Excellence.
  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center announced Nov. 19, 2012 that it has become one of only three hospitals in Connecticut to achieve Magnet recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • In 2013, for the second year in a row, St. Vincent’s has received an “A” Hospital Safety Score ™ from the Leapfrog Group; only one of four hospitals in the state.
  • U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey in 2013 ranked St. Vincent’s as the #1 hospital in both Bridgeport and in the Western Connecticut region. 

In 2013, St. Vincent’s Medical Center affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network™. Through this affiliation, St. Vincent’s is raising the bar for cancer care in collaboration with the nation’s leading cancer center. This puts St. Vincent’s in a position to bring to the Northeast a unique level of access to the evidence based guidelines, treatment plans and best practices developed by the experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. 


Click here for additional information about specific  cancers listed by ACS, and call the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care's referral line: 1-877-231-SWIM (7946) for more information.


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