Since 2000, tens of thousands of University of Connecticut students have capped an annual year-long fundraising campaign called HuskyTHON with an 18-hour dance marathon to benefit patient care at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Exceeding all previous fundraising goals, this year’s event, held February 23-24 at the Hugh S. Greer Field House on the UConn campus in Storrs, raised an amazing $1,328,402.19 to support patient care at Connecticut Children’s.
Help Me Grow National Center, a program of Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health, will further its support of vulnerable children and families across the country thanks to a three-year grant from The JPB Foundation.
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has applied to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the prestigious designation of Magnet. Magnet designation recognizes excellence in nursing services.
A $1.5 million gift from the Robert R. Rosenheim Foundation will enable Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to move forward with plans to create the first and only pediatric outpatient dialysis center in the state. In recognition of this extraordinary gift, the center will be named for Mr. Rosenheim, a Connecticut resident who died in 2015.
In recognition of its expertise in serving adults with congenital heart disease (CHD), Connecticut Children’s has received accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA), a nationwide organization focused on connecting patients, family members and healthcare providers to a network of experts with knowledge of CHD.
Connecticut Children’s Surgeon-in-Chief was recently awarded a $1 million grant to advance her work with a biotechnology company that develops bioengineered organ implants to treat life-threatening conditions of the esophagus. The grant funding by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development will support Biostage’s development of its Cellspan™ Esophageal Implant (CEI) for treatment of neonatal esophageal atresia and the research Christine Finck, MD, is doing with the implant in her Connecticut lab.
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has been named to the Most Wired list of hospitals for the second consecutive year. Hospital winners are those who make it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships.
As we honor National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes Program (Healthy Homes) is excited to announce it is expanding statewide after receiving a generous state grant.
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has been named as a Best Children’s Hospital by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.
The Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced that it will create a Starlight Site in Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford through their $1.5 million partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation.