Awards & Recognition

2014

Connecticut Children's Ranked in U.S. News & World Report's
2014-15 Best Children's Hospitals

best-childrens-hospitals-2specs.pngFor the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Connecticut Children’s Medical Center as a top hospital in the new 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Connecticut Children’s ranked #44 in Urology and #48 in Diabetes & Endocrinology. The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings highlight U.S. News’s top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Read more

UnitedHealthcare Provides $1 Million Grant to Connecticut Children's Medical Center to Improve Access to Quality Pediatric Health Care

UnitedHealthcare has provided a $1 million grant for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s Office for Community Child Health (OCCH) to help enhance care delivery and address critical public health issues for children. Read more

2013

Connecticut Children’s Recognized as Top Workplace

Hartford Courant and Fox CT has recognized Connecticut Children's Medical Center as one of 55 organizations and companies in the Greater Hartford area as Top Workplaces 2013. It was named the #2 top workplace and received a special award for Ethics. Organizations and companies are recognized as Top Workplaces based solely on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees.

Connecticut Children's Ranked Among the Nation's "Best Children's Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report 

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has been ranked among the best in the nation for six of its specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings. It is Connecticut Children’s fifth time to be named among the best since the rankings were created eight years ago. Read more

Connecticut Children's LAMPP Project Awarded $2 Million State Grant

Connecticut Children’s LAMPP Project (LAMPP), an early intervention and prevention program to promote healthy homes and prevent lead poisoning, has been awarded a $2 million grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. The funds will support LAMPP’s work to remove lead and other health and safety hazards from housing units serving low- and moderate-income families. Read more

Connecticut Children's Physician First Pediatrician to Receive Prestigious National Award From CCFA

Jeffrey S. Hyams, MD, division head of digestive diseases, hepatology and nutrition at Connecticut Children's, has been awarded the Scientific Achievement in IBD Clinical Research Award by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Dr. Hyams is the first pediatrician to ever receive this national recognition, given for his significant contributions to understanding Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and for helping to improve the quality of life for those affected by these diseases. Read more

2012

Connecticut Children’s Named Among Top Workplaces in Connecticut

Connecticut Children's was named as the #4 best place to work in Connecticut by the Hartford Courant and FOX61 TV. One of Connecticut's Top 10 large workplaces, Connecticut Children’s is the only hospital in the state to earn this designation. Read more

U.S. News & World Report Ranked Connecticut Children's Medical Center Among the 2012-13 “Best Children’s Hospitals”

Connecticut Children's Medical Center was ranked among the best in the nation according to the U.S. News & World Report 2012-13 “Best Children’s Hospitals” survey for two of its specialties, diabetes & endocrinology (#37) and neonatology (#51). This is the third consecutive year that Connecticut Children's has been nationally recognized for clinical excellence.

Connecticut Children's Awarded State's 2012 Keep Kids Safe Grant

The Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children's was awarded a $45,150 grant from the State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management as part of the Connecticut Keep Kids Safe Grant Program. The grant will help Connecticut Children's Injury Prevention Center develop and disseminate injury prevention information for children and their parents via the Pediatric E-Network, a computer tablet-based system built for providing precisely this kind of safety information. Read more

Connecticut Children's Awarded $2M Grant From National Institutes of Health

Connecticut Children's Medical Center was awarded a $2M grant from the National Institutes of Health-National Cancer Institute for a five-year study, "Sphingosine-1- Phosphate Pathway Based Therapy for Neuroblastoma." The study, led by Fernando Ferrer, MD, executive vice president and surgeon-in-chief at Connecticut Children's, will investigate a novel approach to treating neuroblastoma, a deadly childhood tumor, by targeting a lipid signaling pathway essential to tumor growth. Read more

Infectious Diseases Received HIV Prevention Grant

Connecticut Children's infectious diseases department received approval of a HIV Prevention Grant. For the next three years, the $140,000 Department of Public Health HIV Prevention grant will be used to implement two Centers for Disease Control (CDC) evidence-based interventions targeting at-risk young men having sex with men and HIV-positive African American and Hispanic women.

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grant

The Hartford Health Department's Teen Pregnancy Prevention initiative granted Connecticut Children’s $14,000 for the implementation of Making Proud Choices, an evidence-based intervention which targets youth younger the age of 19 that live in targeted Hartford neighborhoods with high teen pregnancy rates.

Boys & Girls Clubs Award

Our Injury Prevention Center's Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Hartford was awarded the "Program Excellence Award" by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford. The Injury Free Coalition for Kids is among the country's fastest growing and most effective injury prevention programs, working to change the way communities think about safety and injury prevention.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Recognized Leadership in Asthma Management

Connecticut Children's was selected to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2012 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management. The award recognizes 14 years of dedicated work, led by Michelle Cloutier, MD, director of Connecticut Children's asthma center, to improve asthma management and outcomes for children. Recently, our Easy Breathing program, created by Dr. Cloutier, enrolled its 100,000th child in the program. Read more

Connecticut Children’s Awarded $10.5M NIH Grant for First of Its Kind Ulcerative Colitis Study

Jeffery S. Hyams, MD, division head of digestive diseases, hepatology & nutrition at Connecticut Children’s, along with Lee “Ted” Denson, MD, from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, received a $10.5M NIH grant for the Predicting Response to Standardized Pediatric Colitis Therapy (PROTECT) study, a five year project that will examine the effects of standardized therapy for children with ulcerative colitis. The study team, led by Dr. Hyams will include 25 prestigious pediatric institutions from across the United States and Canada.