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Connecticut Children’s Expands Pediatric Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Program in Fairfield County and Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeons to the Team! July 6, 2020

Connecticut Children’s is excited to introduce Mark Rieger, MD and Anna Katsman, MD as its newest Fairfield County-based orthopedic surgeons. Drs. Rieger and Katsman will provide expanded pediatric urgent orthopedic and sports medicine expertise and care to the children and families of Fairfield County and New York. They will see patients at Connecticut Children’s Shelton office located at 2 Ivy Brook Road beginning July 6th.

New Startling Numbers Show Impact Of COVID-19 Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome In Children Connecticut Children’s Intensive Care Physicians Warn “Hot Spot” States of Spike in New Cases in Newly Published New England Journal of Medicine Study July 1, 2020

Connecticut Children’s physicians recently co-authored an important study about a newly described inflammatory syndrome appearing in children across the nation 2-4 weeks after a COVID-19 infection or exposure. The syndrome has since been named multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children or MIS-C. There is now concern the number of these cases may rise given the latest spikes in infection rates in states in across the country.

Connecticut Children’s Home to New England’s First and Only Pediatric Sedation Center of Excellence June 18, 2020

Connecticut Children’s is pleased to announce it has been named New England’s first and only Center of Excellence by the National Society of Pediatric Sedation (SPS). In addition, Connecticut Children’s is one of only 10 programs nationally to receive the distinction. As a Center of Excellence, Connecticut Children’s has demonstrated its commitment to the highest quality pediatric sedation care and standards of the SPS. This includes additional measures taken during the COVID pandemic such as enhanced PPE, more rigorous cleaning and sanitizing measures, COVID free zones, masks and temperature screenings to ensure all families are safe and sound during their appointment.

Connecticut Children’s Urology Division is State’s Only Ranked Urology Program by U.S. News & World Report June 16, 2020

Connecticut Children’s is proud to announce that its urology division is the state’s ONLY ranked Urology program in the 2020-2021 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital rankings released today. At Connecticut Children’s, our new and expanded team of urologic specialists achieved the state’s only ranking thanks to its excellent outcomes and quality patient care. In addition, our video visits and engaging “Don’t Freak Out” video series for parents also set us apart from the competition.

Bridgett Feagin Named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer At Connecticut Children’s June 9, 2020

After an extensive national search, Connecticut Children’s has announced that Bridgett Feagin, of Van Buren Township, Michigan, has been named Connecticut Children’s new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Connecticut Children’s Connects with Patients & Families Through Secure Video Visits April 7, 2020

Connecticut Children’s began offering post-surgical video visits several months ago, but recently expanded its virtual health program to now include more than 25 specialties, including urgent care. It provides enhanced access for all children during a time that would have otherwise restricted it.

Connecticut Children’s Announces New Pediatric Hotline to Address Community Pediatrician and Parent Coronavirus Concerns March 18, 2020

Connecticut Children’s recognizes that parents and community pediatricians have may have many questions regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). To fill that gap and ensure there is a trusted one-stop resource, Connecticut Children’s is launching the Connecticut Children’s COVID-19 hotline to provide expert advice and information about this quickly evolving pandemic to the public.

UConn Students Dance Their Way to $1.52 Million for Connecticut Children’s Through 21st Annual HuskyTHON February 24, 2020

More than 40 children and teens, ranging in age from 4 to 16, received a rock-star welcome as they joined more than 3,200 UConn students, who danced the night away toward a new fundraising goal to benefit patient care at Connecticut Children’s. The 21st annual 18-hour dance marathon, held February 22-23 on the Storrs campus, topped off an annual year-long fundraising campaign known as HuskyTHON, which raised more than $1.52 million to benefit the only health system in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children.

Connecticut Children’s Program Hosts Free Car Seat Clinics February 20, 2020

Safety technicians have found that only one in five car seats in Connecticut is installed correctly. To help raise awareness about the proper use of such seats, Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center and its Safe Kids Connecticut program are sponsoring three upcoming car seat clinics for parents and caregivers.

Connecticut Children’s Welcomes New Cardiac Surgeon Just in Time for Heart Month February 4, 2020

Dr. Sinha, who officially joined Connecticut Children’s on February 1, is the hospital’s first female pediatric cardiovascular surgeon and one of only 19 female pediatric cardiovascular surgeons practicing in the United States. Currently, women comprise just 5.2% of congenital heart surgeons throughout the country and 19% of all surgeons, according to the American Medical Association. Dr. Sinha will serve as a member of Connecticut Children’s Cardiac Surgery team alongside the team’s Clinical Director, Dennis Mello, MD.

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