Connecticut Children’s Foundation Blog

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation Blog contains the latest division news, patient success stories and featured events. Check back regularly to see what our donors, patients and care providers have been doing.

Miss Connecticut Inspires Hope

Categories: Patient Families
Jillian Duffy, Miss Connecticut 2019
Wearing her sash and crown, Miss Connecticut lights up every room she enters, bringing smiles and encouragement to patients who are battling cancer and other illnesses at Connecticut Children’s. As a former pediatric cancer patient herself, Jillian Duffy knows how scary a cancer diagnosis can be. She bravely faced two-and-a-half years of treatment for a …

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Sneak Peek: Our Dialysis Center for Kids

Categories: Medical Center News
New Pediatric Dialysis Center
Sneak Peek at State’s First Pediatric Outpatient Dialysis Center In the near future, visitors to the fourth floor of Connecticut Children’s will be warmly received in the Robert R. Rosenheim Foundation Dialysis Center. This is the state’s first and only pediatric outpatient dialysis center, giving children who require dialysis the opportunity to receive life-saving treatment …

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UConn Students Celebrate 41 Miracle Families

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
Seven-year-old Audrey Pavlok has more energy and enthusiasm than you would think could possibly be contained in one girl. She is always in motion, usually smiling and talking a blue streak with sentences that mostly end in exclamation points. And on the weekend of February 22 and 23, she found the perfect outlet for all …

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Transitions Clinic a Lifeline for Behavioral Health Patients in Crisis

Categories: Medical Center News
Behavioral Health Connecticut
A mother from New Britain is sitting in an office in Connecticut Children’s new Transitions Clinic, talking with a psychiatrist, a social worker and a care coordinator about her adopted 8-year-old son. The boy was first evaluated in the Emergency Department’s (ED) Zone C after being referred by his elementary school because he had attacked …

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Navigating Behavioral Health Emergencies in “Zone C”

Categories: Medical Center News
Behavioral Health Crisis
Over the past several years, Connecticut Children’s Emergency Department (ED) has witnessed a significant increase in behavioral health emergencies and has become the go-to hospital across the region for children in crisis. For children across the region, Connecticut Children’s “Zone C” is often the first stop on the road to recovery. Steven Rogers, MD, the …

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