New pediatric specialty clinic is up and running in Norwalk

Yale Medical Group providers treat patients in 13 subspecialties

alt textGathered at the new pediatric specialty center for a June ribbon-cutting (l-r) are: James A. Brink, MD, chief, diagnostic radiology; Cynthia Sparer, YNHCH executive director; Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia; Clifford Bogue, MD, YNHCH physician-in-chief; State Senator Robert Duff; Robert J. Alpern, MD, dean, Yale School of Medicine; Lynne Sherman, RN, who has been involved in managing the new site; Richard D’Aquila, YNHH president and COO; Michael Caty, MD, YNHCH surgeon-in-chief; and Joseph Crespo, chairman, Yale-New Haven Hospital Board of Trustees. 

Gathered at the new pediatric specialty center for a June ribbon-cutting (l-r) are: James A. Brink, MD, chief, diagnostic radiology; Cynthia Sparer, YNHCH executive director; Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia; Clifford Bogue, MD, YNHCH physician-in-chief; State Senator Robert Duff; Robert J. Alpern, MD, dean, Yale School of Medicine; Lynne Sherman, RN, who has been involved in managing the new site; Richard D’Aquila, YNHH president and COO; Michael Caty, MD, YNHCH surgeon-in-chief; and Joseph Crespo, chairman, Yale-New Haven Hospital Board of Trustees.

Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital opened a new pediatric specialty center in Norwalk in July, bringing the nationally known expertise of Yale subspecialists to the children and parents of Fairfield County. In addition to pediatric radiology and a blood draw station, the new center offers consultative services in 13 pediatric subspecialties:

  • Adolescent medicine 
  • Cardiology 
  • Craniofacial surgery 
  • Endocrinology 
  • Gastroenterology 
  • Hematology 
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology 
  • Neurosurgery 
  • Ophthalmology 
  • Orthopaedics 
  • Surgery 
  • Urology

At a festive ribbon-cutting in June, Norwalk community leaders and elected officials joined YNHH leaders, donors and staff to celebrate the opening of the nearly 12,000-square-foot facility on Belden Avenue, located off of I-95. The new center is bright and airy, and features a digitally projected interactive wall display for children in the reception area.

The Norwalk center is the hospital’s fifth pediatric specialty center and its first in Fairfield County. In addition to the centers on the second floor of the West Pavilion and at Long Wharf, the hospital also supports pediatric treatment centers in Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven and in Guilford.

“Our vision is that this center will serve as a major point of access for the pediatricians and families of Fairfield County to the pediatric specialists of the Children’s Hospital,” said Cynthia Sparer, executive director of YNHCH. “Our commitment is to provide family-centered care that is accessible for referring obstetricians and pediatricians, children and their parents—and to combine that accessibility with the nationally recognized expertise of pediatric specialists from the Yale School of Medicine.”