St. Vincent’s Medical Mission Serves Over 300 Patients

Bridgeport, CT — On Saturday, Nov.5 St. Vincent’s Medical Center Medical Mission at Home returned for its eighth year to Cesar Batalla School in Bridgeport to provide a variety of health screenings to the community.

“Medical mission” refers to volunteer caregivers who travel to other countries to provide medical services. The St. Vincent’s Medical Mission at Home is designed to deliver healthcare, social and support services to neighbors in need right in our own community.

Over 200 volunteers from St. Vincent’s provided medical exams, vaccinations, cholesterol screenings, behavioral health services, foot washing, and donated coats and shoes to local community members. New this year was the addition of pediatric services.

“You don’t have to travel far to find people in need of medical services,” said Bill Hoey, vice president of mission services at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. “The concept of Medical Mission at home resonates with staff and with the community that we’re helping our neighbors. We’re helping people who live right here in the community with us.”

Medical Mission at Home by the numbers:

  • 321 patients served
  • 230 volunteers
  • 22 providers (MD, PA, APRN, CRNA)
  • 34 hair cuts
  • 160 foot washings provided
  • 19 podiatrist visits
  • 100 nutritional counseling sessions provided
  • 99 prescriptions filled
  • 40 blood pressure cuffs distributed
  • 106 flu vaccines (77 adult/29 pediatric)
  • 33 COVID-19 bivalent boosters
  • 6 TDaP vaccines
  • 4 pneumonia vaccines
  • 50 behavioral health screenings
  • 83 glasses distributed
  • Over 250 pairs of socks distributed
  • 332 coats distributed (244 adult/88 children)
  • Over 500 hats, scarves, gloves and mittens distributed
  • 259 shoes distributed (170 adult/89 children)
  • Over 500 boxed meals provided

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