At Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, we’re committed to making children in Connecticut the healthiest in the country. From our steadfast focus on research, technology and advancements to the inviting and therapeutic atmosphere we nurture, it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. It’s in our DNA.
Who We Are
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-for-profit children’s hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Since our early beginnings over 100 years ago, we have fostered a patient- and family-centered environment with a focus on research, education and advocacy.
The primary teaching hospital for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is the state’s only academic medical center dedicated exclusively to children.
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.
With a medical staff of nearly 1,100 practicing in more than 25 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 Medical Center 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.