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Bridges Healthcare CEO, Barbara DiMauro Announces Retirement

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 Offers New SMART Recovery® Program and Group Meetings

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 ]

Bridges Healthcare Awarded Contract for Regional Senior Outreach and Engagement Services

December 2017 - Bridges Healthcare, Inc. was recently awarded a multi-year contract from the Connecticut Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services to provide assessment and case management services to older adults, age 55+ throughout Central and Southern CT. Bridges was one of five independent, non-profit community providers to receive the contract award in the state. [ more ]

Bridges Fall 2017 Newsletter

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 ]

Our 60th Anniversary - A Gem of a Celebration

Friday, November 3, 2017 - Bridges Healthcare, Inc. and United Way of Milford cordially invite you to attend our 60th Anniversary- A Gem of a Celebration. Join us in this festive celebration of two organizations that enhance the quality of life, health and well-being of our community. Advanced ticket sales only!more ]

Bridges Healthcare - Summer 2017 Newsletter

June 2017 - In this Issue: Community Donation to Assist Youth and Young Adults; 60th Community-Wide Anniversary Celebration; Barry Kasdan Scholarship Recipient; Folks on Spokes Early Bird Registration is Now Open ... [ more ]

Health and Wellness Fair and 60th Anniversary Celebration

June 7, 2017 Milford, CT - The sun was shining on June 1, as more than 150 clients, staff, volunteers and Bridges Healthcare supporters enjoyed a day of health, wellness and celebration on the Bridges campus, where the agency hosted its second annual Behavioral Health Home Health and Wellness Fair, then capped off the day with music and cake to honor its 60th anniversary ... [ more ]

Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month and Bridges' 60th Anniversary!

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 ]

Mental Health First Aid Training

Milford, CT - Bridges offers an internationally recognized training in mental health first aid—an 8-hour certification course to help people in the workplace, at school or in the community better understand mental illness and respond to psychiatric emergencies with the knowledge necessary ... [ more ]

Access Newsletter: Winter 2017

February 2017 - In this Issue: Giving Back After Decades of Service to Bridges; Building a Healthy Community; February is National Heart Month; Mental Health First Aid Training; Bridges Responds to the Opioid Crisis; Young Parent Program... [ more ]

Two Bridges' Leaders Giving Back Upon Retirement

January, 2017 Milford, CT - It was with mixed emotions and very fond wishes that the Bridges "family" honored the recent retirement of two senior staff members, Kathy Sheehan, CFO and Terri Eblen, CCO. Kathy and Terri each have been with Bridges for over two decades, during which time their unwavering commitment to our mission, as well as countless contributions fostered the growth and success of the organization. [ more ]

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