State approves Hartford HealthCare’s acquisition of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport

August 15, 2019

The Connecticut Office of Health Strategy has approved Hartford HealthCare’s acquisition of substantially all of the assets of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, and its related operations. Obtaining the state’s approval of the Certificate of Need application was a key regulatory step and allows St. Vincent’s to become part of the Hartford HealthCare system.

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Hartford HealthCare Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire St. Vincent’s Medical Center

October 1, 2018

St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has signed a definitive agreement with Hartford HealthCare (HHC) for HHC to acquire substantially all of the assets of St. Vincent’s and its related operations. The transaction is subject to required governmental approvals.

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St. Vincent’s Is First Connecticut Hospital to Utilize Next-Generation MitraClip® That Opens Doors for Many More Patients

August 17, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut - The cardiovascular team at St. Vincent’s Medical Center has successfully performed another first in the state, completing the first mitral valve repair using the newest generation MitraClip. This minimally invasive treatment option opens doors for people with a severe leak in the mitral valve who are too high-risk for traditional open-heart surgery.

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center Achieves Magnet® Recognition Again

May 9, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut – May 9, 2018 – St. Vincent’s Medical Center attained Magnet recognition again in March 2018, a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice.

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Ascension, Hartford HealthCare Sign Letter of Intent for Hartford to Acquire St. Vincent’s Medical Center

March 27, 2018

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Marilyn Faber, BSN, RN, Parish Nurse Coordinator, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Recognized by Connecticut Hospital Association as a 2017 Healthcare Hero

June 15, 2017

Marilyn Faber, BSN, RN, Parish Nurse Coordinator, St. Vincent's Medical Center, was recognized by the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) as a 2017 Healthcare Hero.

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Trumbull's Christine Van Cott, MD, FACS, Named St. Vincent's 2017 Physician of the Year

June 7, 2017

Christine E. Van Cott, M.D., FACS, of Trumbull, Conn., received the St. Vincent de Paul Award and has been named St. Vincent's Medical Center's 2017 Physician of the Year.

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Leadership Transition at St. Vincent's Medical Center

May 22, 2017

Vicki Briggs, FACHE, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of St. Vincent’s Medical Center, effective July 1

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St. Vincent’s Cardiologists and Nurses to Walk the Runway at “Women at Heart” Fashion Show

April 6, 2017

St. Vincent’s Cardiologists and Nurses to Walk the Runway at “Women at Heart” Fashion Show. Event proceeds provide life-saving cardiac screenings for Under-insured Women

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Sacred Heart University and St. Vincent’s College Agree to Enter Into Management Agreement

March 30, 2017

Sacred Heart University and St. Vincent’s College have agreed to enter into a management agreement that will merge valuable resources of two of the region’s longstanding venerable learning institutions.

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center Performs Fairfield County’s First MitraClip® Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Procedure

November 17, 2016

High risk patients offered new hope through minimally invasive MitraClip® heart valve repair

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St. Vincent’s College and Bridgeport Public Schools Launch Healthcare Career and College Readiness Pilot Program

August 25, 2016

Twenty students will be chosen to take courses at St. Vincent’s College and graduate with a high school diploma, a healthcare certificate, and college degree credits. To further support the community, St. Vincent’s College also is offering a twenty percent tuition discount to all Bridgeport Public School employees and parents of students attending a school in the school district.

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center Recognized for Heart Failure Care with Gold Plus Award

August 23, 2016

St. Vincent’s Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure.

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center Honors Volunteers of the Year

August 22, 2016

St. Vincent’s Medical Center honored its 2016 Volunteers of the Year including Bridgeport resident Laura Durkin and Branford resident Brian D. Sager.

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St. Vincent’s Mobile Mammography Coach to Offer Free and Low-Cost Digital Screenings on August 27

August 10, 2016

The St. Vincent’s SWIM Women’s Imaging Center will offer free and low-cost digital mammography screenings for women age 40 and older in Bridgeport on Saturday, August 27, 2016.

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Saturday’s A Day & Night of Music to Benefit Patients with Pancreatic & Liver Disease

August 8, 2016

The Mix will headline “A Day & Night of Music.” Net proceeds will support education, screening, and patient support services through the Lebo-DeSantie Center for Liver and Pancreatic Disease at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

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Chef to Perform Healthy Cooking Demo at St. Vincent’s Farm Stand

August 4, 2016

St. Vincent’s Medical Center’s Farm Stand will host “Bringing Good Food for All,” a healthy cooking demo this Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 12:30-1:30 pm.

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Shelton Resident & Two-Time Cancer Survivor Celebrates Five Years Cancer-Free by SWIMming Across the Sound

July 26, 2016

Shelton resident Kim Adler has survived colon and liver cancer. Next she will take on Long Island Sound as she swims 15.5 miles from Port Jefferson, NY across Long Island Sound to Captain’s Cove Seaport in Bridgeport, CT.

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Dr. Stuart Marcus to Leave St. Vincent’s Health Services

July 18, 2016

Stuart Marcus, MD, FACS, will be leaving his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Vincent’s Health Services in Bridgeport, Connecticut, as he considers other opportunities within Ascension, of which St. Vincent’s is a part. Ascension is the nation’s largest non-profit and largest Catholic health system.

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Marathon Mama’s Family Inspires Five Teams in Four Towns to SWIM Across the Sound for Cancer Patients and Their Families

July 15, 2016

Ann Gorton could be called the Marathon Mama – the SWIM Across the Sound marathon, that is.

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Fairfield Police Department to SWIM Across the Sound to Support One of Their Own

July 15, 2016

“Cancer has touched our department – both officers and their families – over the years and we’ve supported the SWIM by offering our Marine Unit for the day,” explained Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara.

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Raising Sails and Dollars to Support Local Cancer Patients and Their Families Through the 15th Sail Park City Regatta™

July 1, 2016

For 15 years, sailors from the greater Bridgeport area have participated in one of the oldest and largest independent fundraising regattas on Long Island Sound – the Sail Park City Regatta™. This major fundraising event will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at the Fayerweather Yacht Club (FYC) in Bridgeport, CT.

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CT Hospital Association to Recognize St. Vincent’s Medical Center’s Sherri Roller, RN, MSN, as a Healthcare Hero

June 16, 2016

At its 98th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) will recognize Sherri Roller, RN, MSN, staff nurse in the Family Birthing Center at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, as a 2016 Healthcare Hero

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Jean M. LaVecchia Named Chair of the St. Vincent’s Medical Center Board

June 13, 2016

The election of Ms. LaVecchia represents the first time a lay woman has taken the helm, a seat that had traditionally been affiliated with the Daughters of Charity for more than a century.

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St. Vincent’s to Host Grand Opening of Trumbull Center Urgent Care Center June 16

June 10, 2016

The public is invited to a grand opening and open house of the St. Vincent’s Trumbull Center Urgent Care Clinic on Thursday, June 16, 2016, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. The clinic, which opened its doors on June 6, is located at 900 White Plains Road, Trumbull.

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