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Connecticut Children’s is First in State to be named a Nationally Accredited Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Adolescent Center August 9, 2019

Connecticut Children’s bariatric surgery program is the first and only pediatric program in Connecticut awarded national accreditation by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP): the combined accreditation program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American College for Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The highly prestigious recognition designates Connecticut Children’s as an MBSAQIP Adolescent Center, making Connecticut Children’s bariatric surgeons and clinical staff the most qualified and up-to-date in surgically treating children with metabolic disorders.

Connecticut Children’s Administers First Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) in the State July 31, 2019

Connecticut Children’s has been tapped as one of the first institutions in the U.S. to offer a new gene replacement therapy to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Connecticut Approves Mandatory Newborn Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Help from Passionate & Persistent Connecticut Children’s Neurologist July 12, 2019

This week Governor Ned Lamont signed into law House Bill 7282, instituting newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The bill makes Connecticut the latest to join a growing list of states now that makes screening for SMA in all newborns mandatory.  SMA is the leading genetic cause of death for infants under two years of age.

ESPN Monday Night Football Personality “Tees It Up” With Geno Auriemma at the Fore the Kids Charity Golf Tournament June 24, 2019

ESPN Monday Night Football personality and former NFL defensive tackle and two-time Super Bowl winner Anthony “Booger” McFarland will join 11-time national championship coach Geno Auriemma for the 17th annual Fore the Kids Charity Golf Tournament at the Hartford Golf Club to benefit Connecticut Children’s.

Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center Partners with The Allstate Foundation to Educate High School Students on Healthy Relationships June 19, 2019

The Injury Prevention Center receives $40,000 Allstate Foundation Good Starts Young Grant®, enabling them to bring healthy relationships program to local high schools.

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