Bridgewater resident Yoriko McClure and cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Cary Passik.

DANBURY — A Bridgewater woman has donated $3 million to Danbury Hospital to help build a state-of-the-art cardiovascular surgical suite.
In 2015, Yoriko McClure had coronary bypass surgery at the hospital under the care of cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Cary Passik. McClure said she was impressed and grateful for the care she received, according to a press release about the donation.
“Dr. Passik and his team treated me so well,” she said. “They saved my life. When I woke up, it seemed like Dr. Passik was always there. Saturday, Sunday, he always came.”
The new suite, which will be named after McClure, will allow surgeons to complete more minimally invasive surgeries, which are less painful and have a shorter recovery time, Passik said.
“It is really the future,” he said. “This will create a new operating room, absolutely state-of-the-art, which will allow us to do work that’s not currently possible.”
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