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The 25,000-square-foot facility will house 45 exam rooms and three procedure rooms for some 30 providers in a number of specialties.
Of the eight hospitals that did not realize a gain in operating revenue, only one was in Fairfield County: Norwalk Hospital.
O’Connor is also vice chairman of the Connecticut Hospital Association.
Collectively, Connecticut hospitals have been estimated to lose $1.5 billion this year as a result of the coronavirus, while those in New York State are estimated to lose as much as $13.3 billion.
Carius served on the ABMS board of directors from 2013 to 2018.
Bridgeport Hospital President Anne Diamond said that since that facility took in its first positive patient on March 19, it has received another 432, but stressed that it has discharged about 270.
The governor said that, according to Office of Policy and Management Secretary Melissa McCaw, the state has withstood about $450 million in coronavirus-related expenses. "Connecticut right now is doing better than a lot of other states," Lamont said, noting the strength of its rainy day fund.
Yale New Haven Health System CEO Marna Borgstrom said that while various models differ, “the arc of the curve (of positive cases) is slowing down and tailing off.”
The former Maternity Unit at the Milford Campus, closed several years ago because of low patient volume and insufficient physician coverage, is being renovated into a “geriatric friendly” surgical unit.
“We’re making a huge investment in technology, staff and education – we’ve had 100 technologies installed in the last six months," the new Bridgeport Hospital chief says.
Twenty-four of the state's 28 hospitals finished 2018 in the black, realizing a 5.92% profit margin, down from 2017’s 7.05%.
Twenty-six of 29 Connecticut hospitals received penalties, while on a national level, 83% of hospitals evaluated by the program were penalized by an average of 0.7%.
A $500,000 gift from the Allison family of Westport was given to the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation to support the hospital’s new Postnatal Wellness Check...
For the past two years, Diamond was president of Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam.
“We’re very pleased with what we’ve seen so far,” says Dr. Alisa Savetamal, medical director at the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital. “And we’re very optimistic about using it going forward.”