About Us Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-for-profit children’s hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Ranked by Women’s Choice as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation, we foster a patient- and family-centered environment with a focus on research, education and advocacy. Connecticut Children’s serves as the primary pediatric teaching hospital for the UConn School of Medicine, has a teaching partnership with the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University and is a research partner of The Jackson Laboratory. Connecticut Children’s welcomes, cares for and protects all children who walk through our doors. We are an institution of acceptance and compassion regardless of nationality or immigration status. History The history of Connecticut Children’s spans more than 100 years. Founded as a 10-bed hospital for children who suffered incurable conditions like cerebral palsy, spina bifida and polio, Connecticut Children’s is now one of only two freestanding children’s hospitals in New England and the only freestanding children’s hospital in Connecticut. Specialties With a medical staff of more than 1,000 practicing in more than 30 specialties, Connecticut Children’s is a tertiary referral center that provides outstanding care to children of all ages affected by a wide range of conditions. Our Not-For-Profit Status Connecticut Children’s is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. As a not-for-profit organization, all of our stakeholders benefit from Connecticut Children’s accomplishments. Children across the state benefit from our support for community initiatives to keep children safer and healthier. Academic medical professionals are supported in their pursuit of discovery through research. Community-based pediatric health care providers receive the guidance and support they need from our multi-specialty experts. All of Connecticut Children’s resources are put towards supporting our mission to improve the physical and emotional health of all children.