Pediatric Matters Archive

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

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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.




Fall 2014

Patience and Courage are Beating this Congenital Condition
Shemar was born with congenital scoliosis caused by improper formation of the spine in the womb.

Reaching beyond Borders for Healthy Development of Connecticut’s Children
Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health (OCCH) is promoting the healthy development of all children thanks to a generous grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

National Superhero Day Brings Superheroes and Smiles to Connecticut Children’s
This summer, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center magically transformed its main campus into a superhero dream world in honor of National Superhero Day.

Best in the Nation – Again
In June, Connecticut Children’s was once again named to the U.S News & World Report’s 2014-2015 Best Children’s Hospitals.

Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center Receives $100,000 Grant from CT DOT
After a devastating summer of children being left in hot cars across the nation, Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center wasted no time developing a campaign to spread awareness about this public health crisis.

New Sleep Center Changes the Lives of Children with Sleep Disorders
The Center is up and running and making quite an impact on the children in our community.

Connecticut Children’s Launches our “Coming Home” Campaign
We know no matter how far we go for your kids, it’s the trip home that truly heals. It’s a simple, yet poignant message that will most certainly resonate with any parent who has endured a hospital visit with their child.

Connecticut Children’s Launches Blog and Pinterest Account
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has expanded its social media presence to better connect with patients and families throughout the community.

Renowned Author Brad Meltzer Headlines Friends’ Storybook Gala
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Friends presents its 22nd Annual Storybook Gala on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Connecticut Convention Center.

Changing Pediatric Healthcare through Personalized Medicine
Connecticut Children’s physician scientists are working hard to develop “targeted therapies” for our cancer patients with solid tumors.

Groundbreaking Research in Pain Therapy
We are progressing from a population-based empirical ‘one drug fits all’ treatment model, to a focused personalized approach where specific treatments and procedures are individually tailored for the patient.


Spring 2014

A Rare Disease Caught Just in Time
Daniela had a life-threatening condition that was caught in the nick of time.

Expanded Primary Care in a New State-of-the-Art Facility
In April, Connecticut Children’s primary care clinic moved into its new location at 76 New Britain Avenue in Hartford.

Pain & Palliative Medicine Team Earns Clinical Center of Excellence Award
This prestigious distinction only recognizes the nation’s most outstanding pain care centers.

HuskyTHON Raises a Record-Setting $457,581 for Connecticut Children’s
Students, patients and families moved and grooved for 18 consecutive hours during the highly anticipated dance marathon, which raised $457,581 for Connecticut Children’s.

Connecticut Children’s Recognized for Commitment to Energy Efficiency
Connecticut Children’s was recognized by Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board for the installation of new energy efficient equipment.

Sleep and Neurodiagnostic Center Expands to Farmington
Connecticut Children’s has expanded and relocated its Sleep and Neurodiagnostic Lab Services to Farmington, CT.

MyChart Allows Easier Access for Patients and Families
Connecticut Children’s is in the process of implementing an electronic health record (EHR) program called Care Navigator across its inpatient and outpatient areas.

UnitedHealthcare Provides $1 Million Grant
Recently, UnitedHealthcare provided a $1 million grant for Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health to help enhance healthcare delivery and address several critical public health issues for children.

Connecticut Children’s Making Price Transparency a Priority
In a fairly rapid sequence of events, launched by the Attorney General, pricing transparency is fast becoming a new standard of care at hospitals across Connecticut.

A Change in Perspective Could Make a Big Difference for Children with Crohn’s Disease
Jeffrey Hyams, MD has authored a study that could change the way children with Crohn’s disease are treated.




Holiday 2013

Losing a Little Speed Didn’t Slow Cameron Down
Cameron was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that occurs primarily in children.

Connecticut Children’s Once Again Ranked by U.S. News & World Report
For the fifth year in a row, Connecticut Children’s has been named among the best in the nation.

Battling Cancer with a Roar
Ten-year-old Morgan Platt has made sure that people all over the country have heard her roar.

Dr. Salazar Named Physician-in-Chief at Connecticut Children’s
Juan C. Salazar, MD, MPH has been named Physician-in-Chief at Connecticut Children’s and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Connecticut Children’s Physician Wins Prestigious Clinical Leadership Award
J. Michael Connors, MD, Associate Director of the Division of Pain and Palliative Medicine at Connecticut Children’s, has been awarded the Society for Pediatric Sedation’s 2013 Joseph P. Cravero, MD Leadership Award.

Connecticut Children’s Named Most Ethical Business in State of Connecticut
Connecticut Children’s was honored with a special award for ranking #1 statewide in the category of Ethics.

Connecticut Children’s Opens New Surgery Center in Farmington
In early November, Connecticut Children’s formally opened a new 18,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgical Center at 505 Farmington Avenue in Farmington.

The Walt Disney Company and ESPN Announce $750,000 Pledge to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation
The grant will expand the facility’s pediatric transport program with a fully-outfitted pediatric and neonatal intensive ambulance, and will support Connecticut Children’s brand-new Ambulatory Surgery Center in Farmington.

New Healthy Lunches Take a Bite Out of Calories
The Dino-bite lunches were recently launched in the One World Café as part of Connecticut Children’s dedication to kid’s health and the nationwide Healthier Hospitals Initiative.

Connecticut Children’s Investigators Receive Prestigious Genomics Institute Grants
The Institute for Systems Genomics at the University of Connecticut has awarded $1 million in funding to four collaborative research programs, three of which include researchers from Connecticut Children’s.


Spring 2013

New Technology Helps Newborn Get Started in Life
Upon birth, a baby’s body must quickly transition to acquiring oxygen with his or her lungs. If this transition doesn’t happen, it is life threatening.

Connecticut Children’s Named as a Top Workplace in Connecticut
In the fall, Connecticut Children’s was named as one of our state’s Top 10 large workplaces by the Hartford Courant and FOXCT, earning the ranking as the #4 best place to work in Connecticut.

Connecticut Children’s Launches New Advertising Campaign
We are launching this campaign because it will help us appeal to a broader audience and positions Connecticut Children’s as a place that truly stands alone.

Connecticut Children’s Honored with March of Dimes Connecticut Chapter 2012
“Mission Triangle Award”
The first recipient of the award, Connecticut Children’s was recognized for its commitment to the health of mothers and babies.

CRIS Radio and Connecticut Children’s Launch New First-of- its-Kind Service for Children
Connecticut Children’s patients may now listen to CRISKids™, a service that provides audio versions of articles published in nearly 20 award-winning children’s magazines through the hospital’s in-house television system.

Patients on the Move: Critical Care Transport
During the transport of many patients to the hospital, minutes matter and the care received en route is critical to ensuring a child’s well-being or even survival.

Connecticut Children’s Physician Named As First Pediatrician Ever to Receive Prestigious National Award
Jeffrey S. Hyams, MD has been given the Scientific Achievement in IBD Clinical Research Award by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).

Medical Center Launches First of its Kind Down Syndrome Program
The Comprehensive Down Syndrome Program (CDSP), a collaborative effort with the Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress, offers a coordinated and integrated system of care to serve children up to 18 years of age with Down syndrome.

Storybook Gala Celebrates Twenty Years of Giving
The event, which raised $675,000 for the Medical Center, took place at the Connecticut Convention Center featuring New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen.

Connecticut Children’s Research Garners National Attention, Awarded $3.375 Million in Grants
Breakthrough research is an important core commitment of every leading children’s hospital. Connecticut Children’s is no different.




Summer 2012

A Great Summer is Just What the Doctor Ordered
Olivia, of Southington, is planning to spend as much time as she can swimming and riding bikes with her big sister Maddie. All fairly normal activities, except that Olivia is far from normal. She’s exceptional because she’s a survivor.

Connecticut Children’s Awarded $10.5 Million Grant for First of Its Kind Pediatric IBD Study
Connecticut Children’s has been awarded a $10.5 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health for PROTECT, a 5-year study of the effects of standardized therapy for children with ulcerative colitis.

Connecticut Children’s Once Again Rated as One of Nation’s Top Children’s Hospitals
Connecticut Children’s was recently named to U.S. News & World Report 2012-2013 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, the third year in a row the Medical Center has received this recognition.

Advancing through Expansion
More than 10,000 surgeries were performed at Connecticut Children’s last year, and 13,000 procedures are anticipated in 2012.

Connecticut Children’s – Waterbury Celebrates its Third Anniversary
In January of this year, Connecticut Children’s celebrated the third anniversary of its inpatient unit at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury.

Connecticut Children’s Receives National EPA Award in Asthma Management
The award honors 14 years of dedicated work, led by Michelle Cloutier, MD, Director of Connecticut Children’s Asthma Center, for improving asthma management and outcomes for children.

Connecticut Children’s Emerging Role in Effectively Promoting Children’s Healthy Development
Connecticut Children’s will now operate 12 programs under the umbrella of its new Office for Community Child Health, under the leadership of Executive Vice President for Community Child Health, Paul Dworkin, MD.


Winter 2012

Teamwork is Key in 8-Year-Old’s Treatment
A team approach to caring makes a vital difference in the lives of patients and families of the Craniofacial Team at Connecticut Children’s.

Connecticut Children’s Achieves Milestone in Surgery
Connecticut Children’s performed its 10,000th surgical procedure on a child within the past twelve months.

Connecticut Children’s Employees Give Back
Through the generosity of others, Connecticut Children’s is better able to meet the healthcare needs of the children it cares for every day.

Connecticut Children’s Expanding to Fairfield
Connecticut Children’s reach will extend a little further across the State when the Division of Digestive Diseases begins seeing patients in Fairfield.

New Clinical Care Center Provides a Brighter Hope for the Future of Childhood Oncology and Hematology Care
The new Clinical Care Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s officially opened and welcomed its first patients.

Dr. Nehal Parikh Named a Hyundai Hope on Wheels Scholar
Hartford Area Hyundai Dealers and Hyundai Motor America recently named Nehal S. Parikh, MD, a Hyundai Hope on Wheels Scholar.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Friends Storybook Gala is a Record Breaker
This year’s event drew 700 attendees and raised over $800,000.

Connecticut Children’s Flu Vaccine Program Achieves 99.975% Compliance
Connecticut Children’s “Take Your Best Shot” flu vaccination campaign was an overwhelming success with nearly 2,900 employees, community physicians, contractors and volunteers receiving a flu vaccine during a three-week period in October.




Summer 2011

Giving Back to Connecticut Children’s is a Sweet Project for a Former Patient
Ally Lewis, who received care at both NICUs as a newborn, is an inspiration to any parent of a premature baby.

Connecticut Children’s Once Again Ranked Among Best Children’s Hospitals in Country
Three pediatric subspecialty programs at Connecticut Children’s have received top rankings in U.S. News Media Group’s 2011 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

Generosity of Donors Makes New Clinical Care Center a Reality
Connecticut Children’s has successfully reached the $5 million goal of its “A Brighter Hope” Campaign, resulting in the construction of a new outpatient Clinical Care Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Medical Center.

For The Children Gala Raises More Than $70,000
On June 18, the For the Children Gala was held at the Farmington Marriott and raised more than $70,000 for the Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Connecticut Children’s.

Connecticut Children’s Expands Care in Danbury
After opening a new office just this past February, Connecticut Children’s has doubled the number of programs it is offering in Danbury from two to four.

Connecticut Children’s Completes Integration of NICU at UConn Health Center
The NICU at the UConn Health Center was formally integrated into the neonatology program at Connecticut Children’s.

Connecticut Children’s Opens Specialized Epilepsy Center
The new unit will draw on the expertise of the neurology and neurosurgery programs at Connecticut Children’s and creates a service for children and families that is the first of its kind in Connecticut.

Surgeon’s Research Aims to Reduce Painful Ear Infections
For pediatric otolaryngologist Tulio Valdez, MD of Connecticut Children’s, there will always be a better way to diagnose and treat children with ear infections.

Friends Storybook Gala Set for November 12
For the past 18 years, the Friends Storybook Gala has brought together supporters of Connecticut Children’s to celebrate the hundreds of thousands of children and families who are cared for each year at the Medical Center.

Center for Motion Analysis Celebrates 30th Anniversary
It’s 30 years and counting for the Center for Motion Analysis at Connecticut Children’s.


Spring 2011

Complex Surgery Helps Newborn Twin Catch Up To Her Brother
Grace was born with a rare condition called bladder exstrophy. Her bladder was outside her body at birth.

Reconstructive and Solid Tumor Surgery Named Premier Program at Connecticut Children’s
The Medical Center recently named its reconstructive and solid tumor surgical program as one of its three Premier Programs.

Connecticut Children’s and the UConn School of Medicine Formalize New Research Agreement
The new agreement formalizes and establishes parameters for investigators from Connecticut Children’s to have access to laboratory space, equipment and core facilities at the UConn Health Center.

Rheumatologist’s Recipe for Success Focuses on the Basics
The success of the Division of Rheumatology at Connecticut Children’s is based upon one simple premise according to its director Lawrence Zemel, MD: customer service.

Regional Cooperation for Better Pediatric Cardiac Care
Connecticut Childrens, Children’s Hospital Boston and Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital have begun sharing cardiac surgeons and cardiologists as well as research data.




Holiday 2010

Interstate Treatment Gives New Jersey Teen Her Life Back
Thanks to Connecticut Children’s, Tori is finished living a double life.

Connecticut Children’s Introduces Digestive Diseases as Premier Program
The division of digestive diseases was formally introduced as the second premier program at Connecticut Children’s.

Affirming Our Commitment to Patient Safety
At Connecticut Children’s, we are doing our part to follow the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics that all health care personnel receive an annual influenza vaccine.

NIH Awards Three New Research Grants To Connecticut Children’s
As confirmation that Connecticut Children’s research continues to be groundbreaking, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded three research grants to Connecticut Children’s in the areas of gastroenterology and general surgery.

A Physician Father’s Perspective
John Peng, MD is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist at Connecticut Children’s. At the invitation of Pediatric Matters, Dr. Peng wrote of his experience as a physician and a father.

18th Annual Connecticut Children’s Friends Storybook Gala is True Fall Classic
Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of donors as well as renowned sportswriter Mike Lupica, the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Friends hit a homerun with the 18th annual Storybook Gala.


Fall 2010

Care of Young Daughter’s Rare Condition at Connecticut Children’s Leads Local Family to Get Involved
The Paradiso family was so moved by the care their daughter received, they immediately decided they needed to do something to give back to Connecticut Children’s.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Receives Top 30 Ranking from U.S. News & World Report
Connecticut Children’s has been named one of America’s top children’s hospitals in the specialty area of orthopedics and is one of the top 30 programs in the country according to U.S. News and World Report.

Connecticut Children’s Opens Teen Driver Simulator Center
Connecticut Children’s continues to show its commitment to the safety of teenage drivers with the Aug. 18 grand opening of the Connecticut Children’s Teen Driving Simulator Center.

Eighth Annual WDRC-FM Radiothon Raises Record-Breaking $241,340 for Connecticut Children’s
Even the threat of Hurricane Earl could not scare off the listeners of 102.9 DRC-FM who donated a record-breaking $241,340 to the Eighth Annual Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon benefiting Connecticut Children’s.

Recognition of Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes Program Extends Well beyond State Lines
Since 2004, more than 1,300 homes throughout Connecticut have been made lead safe thanks to Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes Program.

Radiology Upgrades Enhance Care for Children and Families
Connecticut Children’s radiology department upgraded its MRI scanner this summer and is adding a new 64-slice CT scanner this fall.

Barnes Group Foundation Donates $100,000
A generous gift from the Barnes Group Foundation is supporting construction of Connecticut Children’s new Clinical Care Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Helping Young Athletes to Heal, and Avoid, Sports Related Injuries
Sports injuries can range from scrapes and bruises to broken bones to serious brain injuries. Most fall somewhere between the two extremes, and that’s where Elite Sports Medicine comes in.

Leaving a Lasting Legacy
As we receive their bequests, it is interesting to reflect on why an individual chose to leave their legacy to Connecticut Children’s.


Spring 2010

Connecticut Children’s Names 7-Year Old Woodstock Boy as 2010 Champion Child
Whenever Joshua comes to Connecticut Children’s, there’s a pretty good chance that he’s going to run into a doctor, a nurse or another employee who knows him.

Two Obesity Research and Prevention Programs Receive Funding
Grants totaling more than $720,000 have been awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Aetna Foundation Inc. to fund two obesity awareness and prevention programs at Connecticut Children’s.

Connecticut Children’s Named Official Medical Care Provider for 2010 Visa Championships
Connecticut Children’s has been named the official medical care supplier for the three-day event.

UConn HuskyTHON Raises a Record $150K for Connecticut Children’s
There was plenty to celebrate after 18 straight hours on the dance floor for students at the University of Connecticut and patients and families from Connecticut Children’s.

Connecticut Children’s Launches Ambassador Program in Area Communities
Connecticut Children’s recently launched the Ambassador Program, an outreach initiative that extends the mission and vision of Connecticut Children’s into the community.

Connecticut Children’s Elite Sports Medicine and MLB Team Up
Connecticut Children’s sports medicine program, Elite Sports Medicine, has received some major league support for an upcoming pitching study




Fall 2009

Shelton Specialty Care Center Opens Just in Time for 3-Year-Old Stamford Boy
The opening of Connecticut Children’s new Shelton Specialty Care Center couldn’t have come at a better time for a Stamford boy and his family.

Connecticut Children’s Expands Access to Care in Western Connecticut
With the opening of Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center in Shelton, the Medical Center has now brought a broad range of specialty care programs to western Connecticut.

WDRC-FM Radiothon Raises a Record $229K
The 102.9 DRC-FM Seventh Annual Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon raised a record-breaking $229,370.31 for Connecticut Children’s.

Connecticut Children’s Names New Chief Information Officer
Connecticut Children’s is pleased to announce the newest member of its Executive Management Team with the appointment of Vice President and Chief Information Officer Kelly R. Styles.

Connecticut Children’s Earns Full Accreditation for its Human Research Protection Program
Connecticut Children’s becomes one of only seven free-standing children’s hospitals in the country to claim this distinction, and is the first pediatric provider in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts to earn AAHRPP accreditation.

Connecticut Children’s Academic Status on the Rise Thanks to a Growing Fellowship Program
One of the building blocks of a premier training program is a comprehensive pediatrics fellowship program such as those at Connecticut Children’s.

Working to Save the Lives of Infants in Developing Countries
Juan C Salazar, MD, MPH, has deep roots in public health.

Wings of Hope Soars to Great Heights
Typically raising funds for a new clinical care center does not include weeks and weeks of training, a pasta dinner and running 3, 13 or even an incredible 26.2 miles. However, Wings of Hope, a dedicated team of runners and walkers, did just that.


Summer 2009

Hebron Family Receives the Gift Of A Lifetime
April 2 promised to be a special day for the Mackay family of Hebron, Conn. And while it didn’t turn out quite the way it was planned, it certainly turned out to be a day the family would never forget.

Education Plus Research Equal Cutting-Edge Clinical Care
With its 30th anniversary just a year away, the Center for Motion Analysis at Connecticut Children’s continues to be a valuable asset not only within Connecticut but also to patients, caregivers, and researchers across the globe.

Connecticut Children’s Nurses Receive Nightingale Honor
Five nurses from Connecticut Children’s are the recipients of this year’s Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing.

Benefit Raises Funds for Connecticut Children’s Pediatric IBD Center
The Hartford Club was the location in early April for an elegant dinner and celebration to raise funds and awareness for The Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at Connecticut Children’s.

Medical Staff Member Creates $1 Million Legacy
A member of the Medical Staff at Connecticut Children’s has made a legacy gift of $1 million to establish an endowment to further advance clinical and research programs in neuroscience at the Medical Center and to enable investment in breakthrough technologies.

Pediatrician Hopes Genetics Study Will Help Children Breathe A Little Easier
Improving the treatment of children with asthma through the study of genetics is a research goal of Christopher Carroll, MD, MS.

Helping Children Find the Programs and Services They Need – When They Need Them
Connecting children with developmental or behavioral issues to appropriate, existing services and programs is an ongoing and complex problem. A problem that Paul Dworkin, MD been making steady progress against for many years.


Winter 2009

Rocky Hill Family Named as Connecticut Children’s 2009 Champions across America Representatives
A strong and healthy 5-year old, Becca is still deciding on whether she will be a cheerleader, ballerina or scientist when she grows up. A life full of choices await her — but life didn’t begin that way for Becca.

Connecticut Children’s Designates Neonatology as Premier Program
Connecticut Children’s NICU is known nationally for its low patient infection rates and its high marks in patient care, quality of environment and family-patient satisfaction.

Hartford Business Journal Honors Health Care Heroes from Connecticut Children’s
Two staff members of Connecticut Children’s were recently honored as “Health Care Heroes” by the Hartford Business Journal.

102.9 DRC-FM and Southington Resident Hit the Airwaves for Connecticut Children’s
Supporting Connecticut Children’s is a year-round commitment for Jerry Kristafer and 102.9 DRC-FM.

Travel Nurses Rank Connecticut Children’s Number Four in the Country
Connecticut Children’s has once again received a national ranking; this time in the minds of pediatric travel nurses who rated the Medical Center as the fourth best hospital in the country to work.

Connecticut Children’s Opens New Inpatient Unit in Waterbury
After two years of planning and preparation, Connecticut Children’s rang in the New Year with the opening of the new Connecticut Children’s — Waterbury unit, located at Saint Mary’s Hospital in downtown Waterbury.

Connecticut Children’s Now Home to the State’s Only CereTom® Portable CT Scanner
Cutting-edge technology has once again made its way to Connecticut Children’s; this time in the form of the CereTom portable CT scanner.

Connecticut Children’s Takes the Lead in Pediatric IBD Research
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) affects more than one million adults and children in the United States alone.