Connecticut Children's Turns 20

Connecticut Children's Medical Center officially opened its doors at 282 Washington Street in Hartford on April 2, 1996. As we celebrate our big 2-0, we're looking back at moments from our past!

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STORIES AND MEMORIES

Watch and read stories from current and former patients, families, and employees


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Watch our 20th anniversary video:

Youtube Video: Connecticut Children's Turns 20


Read stories from employees who have been with Connecticut Children's since the beginning:

Paula, Child Life Specialist

 

Paula Abrahamson

Paula transitioned to her role as Child
Life Specialist at Connecticut Children's
on opening day in 1996. She remembers
the excitement of moving cribs and
patients from Hartford Hospital to the new
building: "We kind of looked at our new
surroundings in awe, wondered what to do
next, and then just let instinct take over
and started caring for our patients as if
nothing had changed."

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Scott, Director of Children's Miracle Networks, Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation

 

Scott Organek

Scott has learned a lot in his 20-year
career at Connecticut Children's, which
began when he accepted a position at the
Newington Children's Hospital Foundation
in January 1996. "During my time here, I've
overcome fears that had lived with me my
entire life prior. Two really big ones are
that I used to be incredibly shy and
deathly afraid of needles. Now neither of
those are anywhere near being true."

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The CCMC School team

 

CCMC School Team

The CCMC School in New Britain has 14
staff members who have been employed
by Connecticut Children's for all 20
years! CCMC School provides special
education for children ages five through
21 who require intensive intervention.
While it was passion that originally
drew the team to this work, the
organization's vision and meaningful
working relationships continue to inspire
and motivate them every day.

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Learn about our key milestones and accomplishments

 

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SHARE YOUR STORY

Do you have fond memories of Connecticut Children's first 20 years? We want to hear from you!

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

 

Who knew that just 13 years later we were going to need you so badly. How CCMC made the difference in healing our son, saving his life, and keeping him happy while doing it. When I look at that building all I see is an Angel place. They may not be able to save every life, as some cases are beyond medical control, but they exhaust every effort trying. They treat every child like they are their own. Doctors, Nurses, Radiology, Receptionist, even the Security Guards.