Pediatric Matters Archive

Pediatric Matters includes news, donor events, happenings, initiatives and medical breakthroughs at Connecticut Children’s.

Latest Issue - Spring 2015

Rotsen's Loss is a Big Gain for the Children of Connecticut
17-year-old Rotsen underwent Gastric Sleeve surgery at Connecticut Children's following a year of unsuccessful weight loss interventions.

Connecticut Children's and Baystate Children's Hospital Announce Collaboration
Connecticut Children’s and Baystate Children's Hospital have launched a new collaboration addressing potential ways to improve access to high-quality and high-value healthcare for children in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.

Barbara Edelheit, MD Named Medical Honoree of Greater Hartford Walk to Cure Arthritis
Congratulations to Dr. Edelheit for being named this year's Medical Honoree of the 2015 Greater Hartford Walk to Cure Arthritis.

Wheel of Fortune Presents Connecticut Children's with Secret Santa Sweepstakes Donation
In March, WTNH News 8's Jocelyn Maminta stopped by Connecticut Children's on behalf of Wheel of Fortune to present CEO Marty Gavin with proceeds from the show!

Jacqueline McGrath and Cheryl Hoey Named Diamond Jubilee Recipients
Jacqueline McGrath was honored with the Virginia Henderson Award for outstanding contributions to nursing research and Cheryl Hoey received the Doris Armstrong Award for outstanding contributions to nursing administration.

Connecticut Children's and US Senator Chris Murphy Work Together for Vaccination Education
In February, US Senator Chris Murphy announced efforts to help parents better understand the risks of refusing vaccinations for their children.

Connecticut Children’s Launches the Country's Only Comprehensive Lyme Disease Program
This spring, Connecticut Children's Division of Rheumatology introduced a Comprehensive Lyme Disease Program that is a unique resource for families with patients who either don't respond to treatment or who have complicated Lyme disease.

Beyond Clinical Care: The NEW United Technologies Family Resource Center
Thanks to a generous $1.5 million donation from United Technologies Corporation (UTC), the UTC Family Resource Center will provide a space for child and family support professionals to  provide patients and families with tools to manage their children's health and medical care.

With ACL Injuries, Knowing When its Safe to Go Back to Play Can be a Tough Call
Matthew Milewski, MD and Sylvia Ounpuu, MSc, are in the second year of an ongoing study to identify and describe decision-making components that could help physicians and physical therapists more precisely evaluate the timing for return to sports for young athletes.

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