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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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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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After careful preparation, Connecticut Children’s is excited to welcome your child back for many surgeries, procedures and in-person appointments.
As you resume this important face-to-face care, you can count on us to keep your child safe and sound every step of the way. Learn about our enhanced safety program, Safe and Sound.
Call your child’s specialty clinic today to schedule a surgery, procedure or appointment, or to schedule a Video Visit.
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