Connecticut Children’s to Pioneer Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Gene Therapy in Connecticut November 30, 2023

Connecticut Children’s made medical history this week as it became the first health system in the state to administer gene therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The groundbreaking procedure will be conducted by renowned pediatric neurologist, Dr. Gyula Acsadi.

Connecticut Children’s Chief Nursing Officer Named to Becker’s “Chief Nursing Officers To Know” List September 27, 2023

Connecticut Children’s is proud to announce that Sarah Matney, MSOL, BSN, RN, CPON, CENP, Senior Vice President, Clinical Services, and Chief Nursing Officer, has been named to Becker’s “Chief Nursing Officers to Know” list for 2023.

Connecticut Children’s Increases Minimum Rate of Pay for Team Members August 15, 2023

Connecticut Children’s today (Tuesday, 8/15) announced it will increase its minimum hourly rate of pay from $15/hour to $18/hour, effective October 6, 2023.

Connecticut Children’s Breaks Ground On New, Eight-Story Clinical Tower on 10th Annual Superhero Day At The Health System April 28, 2023

Connecticut Children’s team members, patient families and leaders joined together for a superhero themed groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the launch of the next phase of the health system’s growth and expansion plan, construction of a 190,000 square-foot, $326 million clinical tower on the front lawn and connected to the existing medical center in Hartford. Completion is scheduled for late 2025.

Connecticut Children’s Physician Researcher Awarded Prestigious NIH Grant – Largest in Connecticut Children’s History – Changing The Way Doctors Treat Children Newly Diagnosed With Common Gastrointestial Condition April 20, 2023

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Jeffrey S. Hyams, MD, Division Head of Gastroenterology and expert in Crohn’s Disease, a $14M, 5-year grant to investigate the triggers behind the chronic intestinal inflammation seen in Crohn’s Disease and, more importantly, why some children respond quickly to current therapies and others do not.

Connecticut Children’s Opens New and Unique Fetal Care Center In State – Only Center With Dedicated Delivery Unit In New England Area April 3, 2023

Connecticut Children’s is excited to open a new Fetal Care Center in the state, which will provide the next generation of fetal care for families in New England and beyond. It is also the only Fetal Care Center in New England with a dedicated delivery unit. The Center will operate inside the health system’s main campus at 282 Washington in Hartford before relocating into the new tower expansion set to open in 2025.

UConn Students Dance Their Way to $1.48 million for Connecticut Children’s at 24th Annual HuskyTHON March 5, 2023

Nearly 30 children and teens, ranging in age from 3 to 16, received a VIP welcome as they joined more than 3,900 University of Connecticut students—the highest number for any university in the U.S. this year—who danced from 6 a.m. through midnight raising funds to benefit patient care at Connecticut Children’s. The 24th annual 18-hour dance marathon, held March 4 in the Hugh S. Greer Field House on the Storrs campus, topped off an annual year-long fundraising campaign known as HuskyTHON, which raised more than $1.48 million to benefit the only health system in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children.

Connecticut Children’s Physician Researcher Awarded Prestigious NIH Grant To Advance Rapid Diagnosis Of COVID-19 Related Inflammatory Syndrome In Children January 16, 2023

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Juan C. Salazar, MD, Physician-in-Chief at Connecticut Children’s and expert in infectious diseases and immunology, one of eight research grants to refine new technologies for early diagnosis of severe illnesses resulting from SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection in children. The new awards follow grants issued in 2020 to foster methods for diagnosing children at high risk for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a rare, severe, and sometimes fatal after-effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection or exposure in children.

Connecticut Children’s Named 2023 Women’s Choice Award Winner For Best Children’s Hospital and Pediatric Emergency Care Amid Highly Infectious Respiratory Season January 4, 2023

Connecticut Children’s has been named as a Best Children’s Hospital for the 6th consecutive year by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.

Connecticut Hospitals Join National Gun Safety Movement To Address Guns As Leading Cause Of Death In Kids November 16, 2022

Thousands of leading hospitals and prominent health associations nationwide unite to encourage families to ask about gun access and safety measures.

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