January 22, 2018

CT Children's pediatric services expanded to Western CT

PHOTO | Contributed
PHOTO | Contributed
Connecticut Children's Medical Center nurse Ashley Stephenson (left) talks with Cheyenne Mathiew and Kevin Burgos, parents of Emery Burgos, who was preparing to get a vaccination during a recent trip to her doctor.

Hartford's Connecticut Children's Medical Center has allied with the Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) to provide specialized pediatric health care to families in the western part of the state.

Connecticut Children's pediatric hospitalists and physician assistants are now providing inpatient care for children at Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. Neonatologists will start caring for babies at each hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit this summer. Children and their families will have 24/7 access to specialized and subspecialized pediatric services, the network said.

The additional services are intended to enhance quality outcomes and provide greater access to subspecialty pediatric care for families in the communities WCHN serves, said Dr. John M. Murphy, CEO of WCHN. WCHN provides health care to Western Connecticut and nearby New York primarily through Danbury, New Milford and Norwalk hospitals.

Pediatric patients will remain Danbury and Norwalk hospital patients. They will have access to Connecticut Children's main campus in Hartford if necessary, WCHN and Children's Medical said.

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