Our Funding Priorities
The Finest Surgeons & Best Imaging in One Space
Imagine putting the most advanced imaging equipment into the hands of the most skilled pediatric surgeons. We have, and it comes to life in the Hybrid Catheterization Operating Room. The Hybrid OR will update all of the equipment from our existing Cath Lab and become a leading-edge surgery suite. Not only will this advanced facility expand Connecticut Children’s overall surgical capacity, it will be the only pediatric Hybrid OR in New England.
Changing the Future Through Research
Many are surprised to learn Connecticut Children’s is a hotbed of research. Because pediatric illness and disease are unique from their adult counterparts, it is essential to invest in discovery and innovation. When we understand childhood diseases, we can develop new and more effective treatments. The Research Institute supports Basic & Translational Research; Population Health & Outcomes Research; Clinical Research; and, Core Services, including Clinical Trials.
Meeting the Greatest Needs
The most practical and powerful support you can give is to the Greatest Need Children’s Fund. This allows us to meet the immediate medical, emotional and social health care needs of our patients and their families. During a crisis like a pandemic, it allows Connecticut Children’s to purchase PPE and set up COVID-19 drive-through testing. It provides for everything from art therapy used by Child Life Specialists to specialized equipment, like nine different sizes of tiny blood pressure cuffs used in the NICU. The Greatest Need Children’s Fund does it all.