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Connecticut Children’s Receives Prestigious National Nursing Designation for Service Commitment to Patients & Families and Nursing Excellence April 17, 2019

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has attained the most prestigious nursing recognition designation, reinforcing its commitment to creating a compassionate and customer service driven patient and family experience. In April, Connecticut Children’s received Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program®. Considered the gold standard in nursing excellence, Magnet designation recognizes quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Presently only 7% percent of hospitals nationally have earned this designation, including just 6 others in Connecticut.

Aimee Monroy Smith Named Senior Vice President of Government Relations and External Affairs at Connecticut Children’s April 16, 2019

Aimee Monroy Smith, a government affairs professional with a background in legislative and grassroots advocacy for nonprofit organizations, has been named Senior Vice President of Government Relations and External Affairs at Connecticut Children’s.

ACE Kids Act Passes and Improves Care for Children with Medically Complex Conditions in Connecticut April 4, 2019

U.S. Congress passed the bipartisan Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2019 (ACE Kids Act). The ACE Kids Act, included in a package of Medicaid-related bills (H.R. 1839), will improve care for children with medically complex conditions who rely on Medicaid for health care coverage; its next stop is the president’s desk.

UConn HuskyTHON Tops $6 Million in 20 Years of Giving to Connecticut Children’s February 27, 2019

Since 2000, tens of thousands of University of Connecticut students have capped an annual year-long fundraising campaign called HuskyTHON with an 18-hour dance marathon to benefit patient care at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Exceeding all previous fundraising goals, this year’s event, held February 23-24 at the Hugh S. Greer Field House on the UConn campus in Storrs, raised an amazing $1,328,402.19 to support patient care at Connecticut Children’s.

Help Me Grow National Center Secures Generous Investment to Mitigate Impact of Poverty on Young Children and Families January 29, 2019

Help Me Grow National Center, a program of Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health, will further its support of vulnerable children and families across the country thanks to a three-year grant from The JPB Foundation.

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