Bridgeport Hospital, a member of the Yale-New Haven Health System, is a 425-bed community teaching hospital. Located 20 miles south of New Haven in Fairfield County. Bridgeport Hospital began as a 48-bed community hospital in 1884 under the inspired guidance of its first board president, the American showman P.T. Barnum.
In addition to providing tertiary care services in pediatrics, obstetrics, and cardiology, Bridgeport Hospital runs the only burn center in Connecticut.
Bridgeport operates some of its residency programs jointly with Yale-New Haven Hospital and others independently. The emergency medicine residency was planned jointly by Bridgeport and YNHH, to allow residents exposure to a community hospital experience.
Bridgeport Emergency Department
Bridgeport Hospital is a busy trauma center that serves Bridgeport and its surrounding area. The emergency department sees over 60,000 adult and pediatric patients annually. The ED is divided into subacute, acute, fast-track, and pediatric areas. Two major shock/trauma resuscitation bays are available for the initial treatment of these patients until they are stabilized for transfer to other parts of the department.
The emergency department was recently renovated and expanded.