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Yale Children’s Hospital named one of the ‘most innovative’

September 5, 2018

Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital is one of the 20 most innovative children’s hospitals in the U.S., according to Parents Magazine.

The list — on which Yale was the only Connecticut Hospital to appear — is based on the results of a comprehensive survey sent to members of the Children’s Hospital Association. The poll sought to identify hospitals with a proven track-record of medical advancements, research, family support, and technical innovations related to children’s health and pediatric medicine.

The survey also took into account a hospital’s adoption of the latest technologies and its efforts to share its innovations with other pediatric centers so more kids can benefit. Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital is based at the main Yale New Haven Hospital campus, but has facilities at Bridgeport Hospital. Both hospitals are part of the Yale New Haven Health System.

“This national honor by Parent’s Magazine underscores our commitment to making our patients and their families the center of what we do each day at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital,” said Cynthia Sparer, senior vice president, Operations at Yale New Haven Hospital and executive director, Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services at YNHCH in a news release.

According to the release, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital was selected specifically for its “outstanding commitment to family-centered care by being the first children’s hospital to offer couplet care within its neonatal intensive care unit, where mothers and babies who need medical attention remain together in the NICU.”

Yale created state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit that opened in February of 2018 at both the Yale and Bridgeport Hospital campuses.

“Our winning children’s hospitals collectively published more than 16,000 studies last year. We’re in awe of their pioneering treatments, genius medical devices, improved medications, and the steps they’ve taken to make a hospital stay less stressful for little patients and their families,” said Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief of Parents, in the release. “But, most of all, we’re grateful that these hospitals have made it a priority to share their innovations with other centers, making it easier for kids to receive excellent care closer to where they live.”

The rankings appear in the October issue of Parents and online at www.Parents.com/hospitals

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