Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and St. Vincent’s Medical Center announced today a new community alliance that will enhance neonatal care for families locally. Under the agreement, Connecticut Children’s neonatologists will provide 24/7 physician coverage for the St. Vincent’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This collaboration reflects an ongoing investment by St. Vincent’s to expand services for mothers and children and is consistent with Connecticut Children’s mission of providing world-class pediatric care close to home.
Experts agree identifying developmental and behavioral concerns early and getting help for children is crucial to ensuring optimal outcomes. However, such concerns often go undetected.
Resources from the federally-launched Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! developmental promotion and screening initiative, which are available to parents, teachers and providers on the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) website and other federal websites, are also now available in extended form on the Help Me Grow National Center website.
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center welcomes back nationally recognized pediatric cardiac surgeon Dennis M. Mello, MD as Clinical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery for the organization. Dr. Mello will lead a revitalized pediatric cardiac surgery program at Connecticut Children’s designed to provide the highest quality care to patients with congenital heart disease in Connecticut and beyond.
The Jordan Porco Foundation will present Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center (IPC) with their Community Mental Health Advocate of the Year Award at the 7th annual Jordan’s Journey gala that will be held on April 7, 2018 at Foxwoods Resort and Casino.