Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Connecticut Children's Medical Center is an independent, free-standing children's hospital located in the capital city of Hartford, CT. Since April 1996, it has been the academic home for the Department of Pediatrics and the principal training site for the University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program and medical student pediatric education. The pediatric departmental offices, including the Office of Medical Education, are located in the facility. Connecticut Children’s provides care in several locations across Connecticut and Massachusetts, including our hospitals in Hartford and Waterbury, neonatal intensive care units in Hartford and Farmington, a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center in Farmington, specialty care centers in Danbury, Hartford, Fairfield, Farmington, Glastonbury and Shelton, and several practices conveniently located throughout the state.

The medical center has an active pediatric attending staff and community faculty of more than 400 physicians, which includes over 160 dedicated and talented faculty teachers involved in the Residency Program. Their patients are admitted to both inpatient and ambulatory units when necessary. All patients become part of the teaching service, and residents benefit by participating in the care for these patients and achieve insight into the perspectives of community-based primary care pediatricians.

The medical center is an eight-level, 315,500 square-foot complex with seven operating rooms, an endoscopy suite and cardiac cath lab, and a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center owns and operates a Level 4 neonatal intensive care unit located in adjacent Hartford Hospital, a Level 3 NICU at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington, and a satellite inpatient unit at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury.

The inpatient service at Connecticut Children’s Hartford campus admits over 7,000 patients each year. It is a general medical and surgical service, capable of supporting step-down level acuity with flexible nurse to patient ratios and sophisticated cardio-respiratory monitoring. The inpatient beds are located on floors 6, 7, and 8 and are supported by a broad range of pediatric subspecialties as well as by services such as Child Life and the Family Support Program. All of the inpatient units at the Hartford campus are staffed 24/7 by residents and advanced practitioners with indirect supervision by attending faculty as well as nurses specially trained in pediatric care. Care is provided for a full range of medical conditions including general medical problems, general surgery and sub-specialty surgery, specialized hematology/oncology care, asthma, diabetes and more. Our 12-bed satellite unit, Connecticut Children’s – Waterbury, located on Sacred Heart 4 within St. Mary’s Hospital, is staffed by physicians, PAs and nurses from our own Inpatient Management Team.

The 18-bed PICU cares for over 600 children annually. Thirty percent of these critically ill children will be transported from other sites, many by the Hartford Hospital-based LIFE STAR helicopter. The PICU serves both as the regional center for critically ill children and our regional Pediatric Trauma Center. There is also an active ECMO program.

The Medical Center's 32-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, located at Hartford Hospital, admits 600 infants yearly. Residents, along with attending neonatologists, neonatal fellows, and neonatal nurse practitioners, participate in the neonatal resuscitation team that cares for babies in the Hartford Hospital delivery room. The associated well-baby nursery provides the site for training of residents in the care of the well newborn, including both high-risk and routine care.

More than 10,000 surgeries are performed at the Medical Center annually. Cardiac surgeries are performed by cardiothoracic surgeons who work collaboratively with our cardiologists to provide the highest level of cardiothoracic care locally. We have a growing division of neurosurgeons. We also have an 18,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Surgery Center in Farmington where our surgeons perform more than 10,000 surgical procedures. The facility also houses our Sleep and Neurodiagnostic Center.

Ambulatory care at Connecticut Children's Medical Center includes a primary care practice, a regional dedicated pediatric emergency center and a full range of subspecialty practices.

The 25-bed pediatric emergency medicine department sees over 50,000 patient visits per year. The Medical Center is one of a few free-standing children’s hospitals with a Level 1 pediatric trauma center designation. Residents are supervised by a full-time staff of Pediatric Emergency Medicine faculty 24 hours a day. Other members of the team include mid-level practitioners and nursing staff. This team also participates in the care of pediatric trauma patients. General pediatricians and advanced practitioners staff an adjoining express unit.

The subspecialty services at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center are the regional tertiary resources for northern Connecticut and beyond. Our referral area has a population of approximately 1.2 million people. Connecticut Children's Medical Center serves as home to many of the academic divisions providing these services and the associated teaching and research. The full spectrum of more than 30 pediatric subspecialties includes cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, hematology/oncology, pulmonology, neurology, infectious disease, endocrinology, rheumatology, rehabilitation, child psychiatry, human genetics, child abuse, radiology, orthopedics, surgery and surgical subspecialties.

To learn more about Connecticut Children's Medical Center, visit Children's Medical Center website at www.connecticutchildrens.org.

University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program, Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

Medical Education, 4H, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106