Pediatric Dialysis Center Coming Soon

Categories: Donor Story, Partners in Caring
Niyear Perez no longer needs dialysis to live, but he knows what a new pediatric outpatient dialysis center means for kids who do. The 16-year-old Waterbury resident had experienced firsthand the challenges of traveling back and forth to adult dialysis centers before undergoing a kidney transplant on June 5, 2017. The new outpatient dialysis center …

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Nightingales Recognized for Nursing Excellence

Categories: Medical Center News, Partners in Caring
Rosalynn Bravo-Cavoli, BS, RN, MS, APRN, CPNP, AE-C
To be named a Nightingale Award recipient is to be recognized for excellence in nursing. Developed in 2001 in the New Haven area, the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program was created to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession. It has since grown to celebrate nursing across the state. Each year, deserving nurses from …

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Gala Shines Spotlight on Nursing in “Bid for Kids”

Categories: Events, Partners in Caring
Olive Panning underwent heart surgery in January 2017, three months after she was born. While the surgery itself went well, Olive went into cardiac arrest the following night. That’s when Allison Wooten, RN, sprang into action, ultimately saving the baby’s life. The 2019 Gala will spotlight Connecticut Children’s Nursing Program and the dedicated nursing staff …

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Mobility Challenges Faced with Courage and Optimism

Categories: Partners in Caring, Patient Families
Michael Holtz faced a life-threatening diagnosis as a child. As a result of treatment he experienced mobility challenges, but has battled through every obstacle since then with fierce determination, courage and optimism. The 18-year-old Fairfield resident was named one of five Connecticut Children’s Isidore Wise Scholarship Award winners in 2019. He has an impressive resume …

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New Oncofertility Program Explores Patients’ Options

Categories: Medical Center News, Partners in Caring
Dr. Natasha Frederick, Oncofertility Story
Roger (not his real name) was 19 when he received an alarming diagnosis: He had Ewing’s sarcoma. To fight his cancer, he was going to need multiple rounds of very intense chemotherapy. As Connecticut Children’s oncologist Natasha Frederick, MD, MPH, MS, has explained to young adults like Roger, chemotherapy drugs must be potent to kill …

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