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.
“St. Vincent’s breast screening program reaches out to at-risk women who have barriers that prevent them from accessing services and who are medically underserved, elderly, minority, uninsured, or underinsured. We are grateful for partners like the National Mammography Program for providing funding to allow us to break down the barriers that would otherwise prevent them from having a screening or diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound performed. Together, we are saving lives.”
Dianne Auger, Senior Vice President, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, St. Vincent's Health Services; President/CEO, St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation
2800 Main Street
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606