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State approves integration of Bridgeport and Milford hospitals


Milford Hospital employees joined Bridgeport Hospital and YNHHS leaders at a June 7 signing ceremony. At the table (l-r) are: Richard D’Aquila, president, YNHH and YNHHS; Mark Toney, interim president and CEO of Milford Hospital; and Michael Ivy, MD, interim president and CEO of Bridgeport Hospital. Standing (l-r) are: Gina Galder, vice president, Bridgeport Hospital, and lead administrator Milford Campus; and Marna P. Borgstrom, CEO, YNHH and YNHHS. 

With approval from the State of Connecticut’s Office of Health Strategy (OHS), Milford Hospital on June 9 became a fully integrated campus of Bridgeport Hospital, a member of Yale New Haven Health.

Facing historic shifts in the healthcare environment, Milford Hospital had experienced a decline in volume and revenues over the past several years. The new Milford Campus of Bridgeport Hospital will ensure access to Yale New Haven Health clinical programs and expertise, while addressing bed capacity issues at Bridgeport and Yale New Haven hospitals.

In 2014, Yale New Haven and Bridgeport hospitals partnered to create a highly successful Rehabilitation and Wellness Center at Milford Hospital. Under the integration, Yale New Haven Health intends to develop the Milford Campus of Bridgeport Hospital into a vibrant, state-of-the-art community hospital and center for gerontologic health.