Officials celebrate Park Avenue groundbreaking

State Reps. Dave Rutigliano (R-123) an Tony Hwang (R-134) were a few of Trumbull’s elected officials present at Friday’s opening of a new parking garage, and groundbreaking of a new medical office building at Bridgeport Hospital, Park Avenue Campus, Trumbull.

The 450-space parking garage opened for the ceremony, and the 120,000-square foot medical office building is expected to open in the spring of 2016.

“This opening is fantastic for the town of Trumbull,” said Rutigliano. “It’s also great for Bridgeport, Easton and Fairfield.”

When completed, the Bridgeport Hospital Park Avenue Campus will have parts close to all four towns. The new parking garage is in Bridgeport.

The new medical office building will offer many services, including radiation, oncology, and chemotherapy through Bridgeport Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.

“This state of the art medical outpatient center will be the model of community based healthcare and the ideal location of close access to the Merritt Parkway and the four corners of Fairfield, Bridgeport, Trumbull and Easton,” Hwang said. “Bridgeport Hospital will serve it’s critical role of providing healthcare services to our regional area. It is also important to recognize this center will create jobs and a more vibrant healthcare economy in our community.”

Local residents will no longer have to travel far to get the care they need, Rutigliano said.

In fall 2012, the Trumbull Radiation Oncology Center opened at the Park Avenue Campus.