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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital to be re-dedicated

BRIDGEPORT – The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital will be re-dedicated at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 12, following a yearlong modernization project,according to a statement.

Members of the Connecticut firefighting community and representatives of utility company who have provided support to the $1.5 million Burn Center renovation campaign will be present, the statement said. Tours of the newly renovated center will be provided to the guests, the statement said.

"The Burn Center is the only dedicated burn care facility in the state. It provides care to 200 inpatients and 800 outpatients from around Connecticut and neighboring states each year," the statement said.

Also in the statement: The renovation project began in fall 2011. It was finished in September 2012. Highlights of work include the addition of a new overnight suite for families of patients; a new dedicated patient elevator connecting the Burn Center directly to the Main Operating Room Suite; upgrades to patient rooms and treatment areas; the expansion of the nursing station and staff work area; and a new main entrance. 

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.


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