The heads of Connecticut Children's and Hartford HealthCare announced a new pediatric health alliance.
Jim Shmerling, president and CEO of Connecticut Children's, and Jeffrey Flaks, president and CEO of Hartford HealthCare made the announcement in Hartford.
The two entities have been partners for the past 25 years. The new agreement is a formalization of their existing partnership, Flaks said.
The alliance installs Connecticut Children's as the pediatric partner of choice throughout the Hartford HealthCare system across Connecticut, according to a news release.
“Connecticut Children’s is proud to partner with Hartford HealthCare and form this Care Alliance. We partner throughout the region to care for all children. The Care Alliance joins an integrated adult health system, Hartford HealthCare, with our pediatric experts to establish a care continuum that supports high quality pediatric care close to home,” Shmerling said. “We want to make it easier for children who need specialized care to access services and experts that can’t be provided in the local community.”