Bridges announced it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective care. [ more ]
Bridges Healthcare, Inc. will receive $168,000 in funds from the United Way of Milford Community Investment allocation for 2018. The award is allocated to serve Milford residents enrolled in Bridges' Outpatient Mental Health and Addiction program and BSAFE Project, formerly the Young Parent Program. The funds supplement state grants and contracts for outpatient services as well as funding from the City of Milford. [ more ]
February 20, 2018 - Barbara DiMauro, President and CEO of Bridges Healthcare, Inc. has announced that she will retire from the agency, effective June 29, 2018.
Ms. DiMauro was appointed President and CEO on July 1st, 2014. She joined Bridges in 2006 and was named Chief of Services in 2011. During her tenure with Bridges, she secured over three million dollars in state and federal grant funds for various programs which included an expansion of the agency's service portfolio to provide integrated primary and behavioral healthcare and wellness services. Ms. DiMauro also spearheaded an initiative to offer clients easier access to pharmacy services to improve medication compliance. This effort resulted in a partnership and lease agreement which provides specialty pharmacy onsite at Bridges' main clinic offices. [ more ]
Bridges is implementing a new SMART Recovery® program for young people, ages 16-18 in recovery, which will include Teen group meetings and a Family & Friends group,
SMART Recovery supports individuals who have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behaviors (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfactions and quality of life. [ more ]
Welcome to the first issue of our new 'Transformations' newsletter. Our goal with this publication is to keep you informed about Bridges' news and how your support and contributions are making a difference for the many people in our community who come to Bridges. [ more ]
April 10, 2017, Milford, CT - Bridges Healthcare, Inc. will honor Mental Health Awareness Month and the agency's 60th anniversary this May with several events open to its clients and the community. [ more ]