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Monica Buchanan, Senior Director, Strategic Communications
NORWALK, CT — Connecticut Children’s and Nuvance Health recently combined forces to make it easier for parents to get the care they need for their children in western Connecticut and New York’s Hudson Valley.
This alliance connects patients, their caregivers and providers specifically in the Nuvance Health hospitals’ Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs), Birth Centers, Emergency Departments and pediatric in-patient units with specialists and clinicians from Connecticut Children’s, a nationally ranked pediatric health system. It will enable exceptional, streamlined care for children and families when and where they need it — spanning newborns, infants, children, adolescents and young adults transitioning to adult care. The move brings expertise, compassion and comprehensive care directly to Nuvance Health hospitals.
“Improving the health of children across our states has never been more important than in the past year of the pandemic, and we have the right collaborator that is committed to work tirelessly for children,” said Dr. John M. Murphy, president and CEO of Nuvance Health. “This is so important for children because it’s going to bring pediatric specialists from Connecticut Children’s to our communities and keep their care close to home. We know having care close to home is what is best for families.”
Consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children’s Hospital, Connecticut Children’s focuses exclusively on pediatric care. Connecticut Children’s is now the pediatric provider of choice for Nuvance Health hospitals.
“Connecticut Children’s is proud to team up with Nuvance Health to form this alliance. This alliance means better healthcare for all families in the region. We are establishing a care continuum that supports high-quality pediatric care close to home,” said Jim Shmerling, DHA, FACHE, President and CEO of Connecticut Children’s. “We want to make it easier for children who need specialized care to access services and experts that can’t be provided in the local community.”
Each year, Nuvance Health cares for more than 550 premature babies in our NICUs. About 7,000 babies are born each year in our birth centers and 22,000 pediatric patients are treated in our emergency departments.
To learn more, visit www.nuvancehealth.org/pediatrics
About Connecticut Children’s
Connecticut Children’s is the only health system in Connecticut dedicated to children, providing more than 30 pediatric specialties along with community-based programs. We’re known for exceptional care that kids and parents love, conveniently delivered at locations close to home and by Video Visit. Our experts lead breakthrough research and innovative partnerships, and have won awards for everything from nursing excellence to patient-friendly technology. U.S. News & World Report named us a best children’s hospital in the nation.
Connecticut Children’s provides the highest level of coordinated care to the children of Connecticut and the region. As the only independent children’s health system in the state of CT, by partnering with adult health systems across the state, we are able to bring more pediatric services to the community, making it easier for children to receive the specialty care they need, when they need it. Connecticut Children’s is committed to providing expert specialty care through every stage of a child’s development, from newborn all the way through transition from adolescence to adulthood. Connecticut Children’s is nationally recognized for advancing leadership and innovation in the family-centered care of newborns, children and young adults. In addition, New York Children’s Medical Provider Services, P.C., is a specialist group associated with Connecticut Children’s, providing care in New York’s Hudson Valley. The Connecticut Children’s Care Alliance includes partnerships with 13 hospitals across CT and NY.
About Nuvance Health
Nuvance Health is a family of award-winning nonprofit hospitals and healthcare professionals in the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut. Nuvance Health combines highly skilled physicians, advanced facilities and technology and compassionate caregivers dedicated to providing quality care across a variety of services including the Cancer Institute, Heart and Vascular Institute, Neuroscience Institute and orthopedics, primary care and surgery.
Nuvance Health has convenient hospitals and outpatient locations including Danbury Hospital and its New Milford campus, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut; Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York; and many primary and specialty care practices including The Heart Center — a leading provider of cardiology care — and three urgent care offices. Nuvance Health affiliates offer non-acute care including Home Care and the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. Visit nuvancehealth.org for more information. TTY: 1-800-421-1220