Our faculty and staff are uncompromising in their commitment to the welfare of children and adolescents. The Department of Pediatrics is a regional and national center for referral and consultation that provides comprehensive pediatric care. Many of our physicians are internationally recognized for their innovative approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of childhood conditions such as arrhythmias, cystic fibrosis, childhood cancers, diabetes, dyslexia, hemoglobinopathies, infectious diseases, and complications of prematurity, as well as many other disorders.
The Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital encompasses 91 beds on its pediatric units, including 53 general in-patient beds, a 19-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 13 beds for oncology patients, and a 6-bed respiratory care unit. A 48-bed newborn special care unit provides ECMO and other innovative measures in the care of premature infants. Patients on research protocols are accommodated in our General Clinical Research Center. More than 9,000 patients are discharged annually, with 66,000 visits to our primary care and subspecialty clinics and 33,000 visits to our pediatric emergency room.