St. Vincent's Medical Center: Elizabeth Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care
St. Vincent Medical Center is a community and teaching hospital founded on the principal that all patients deserve quality, holistic care regardless of ability to pay. St. Vincent’s commitment to helping the poor and underserved is evidenced by the fact that it has not turned away anyone in need of care since opening in 1906. Quality care is a top priority at St. Vincent which offers one of the largest multidisciplinary cancer treatment centers in Connecticut. The Elizabeth Pfriem Swim Center for Cancer Care opened in February 2010 and provides comprehensive, coordinated care including digital mammography, ultrasound, breast MRI, and breast biopsy. St. Vincent is also home to the first mobile mammography screening program in the State of Connecticut. The Digital Mammography Coach has offered life-saving screening to women in the greater Bridgeport area for over 20 years.
"This grant will help St. Vincent's mammography program reach the growing number of underinsured and uninsured women without access to life-saving screening and diagnostic ultrasounds in the Greater Bridgeport, Connecticut area. Without partners like the National Breast Cancer Foundation, we would not be able to reach out to all the women who need our services."
Lyla Steenbergen, Director of Major Gifts
2800 Main Street
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606