St. Vincent’s Medical Center recently received a generous donation from the Forte family. Their 19-year-old daughter, Gianna, recently spent several weeks in the ICU at St. Vincent's. Her mother, Jodi, noted the need for some new items in the ICU Family Visiting Room that would make families more comfortable. The family donated funds that were used to purchase a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, recliners and a large screen TV.
The Center will perform a Blessing of the refreshed ICU Family Visiting Room on the 8th Floor, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, on Thursday, April 18th @ 1:30 p.m.
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Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1903, St. Vincent's Medical Center is a mission-driven organization committed to exceptional health care for all with special attention to persons living in poverty and those who are most vulnerable. St. Vincent’s, with more than 3,200 associates, includes a licensed 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services. In 2012, and again in 2018, St. Vincent's achieved Magnet® Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest national honor for nursing excellence. In 2013, St. Vincent's Medical Center was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, and has been recognized by both The Joint Commission and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) as a model of a highly reliable organization dedicated to patient safety. St. Vincent’s has been accredited by The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer since 1947, and has also earned its designation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancer. St. Vincent's Medical Center is part of Ascension, one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S. For more information on programs and services, visit www.stvincents.org.