Children's Hospital opens Maternal Fetal Medicine Center and expanded Pediatric Specialty Center


Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital celebrated the opening of a new Maternal Fetal Medicine Center and expanded Pediatric Specialty Center at One Long Wharf with a March 12 ribbon-cutting and open house.

The facility brings the two services together in one location for the first time. The Maternal Fetal Medicine Center offers a variety of services including: a Fetal Cardiovascular Center, the first of its kind in the U.S.; Diabetes in Pregnancy Program; and Fetal Care Center that offers a variety of pre- and postnatal procedures and surgeries. The Pediatric Specialty Center, which has doubled in size since its opening four years ago, accommodates growth in pediatric medical and surgical programs in a broad array of specialty services.

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Officially opening the new facility were, from left: David Stitelman, MD, pediatric surgeon; Richard D'Aquila, president and COO; George Lister, MD, physician-in-chief, YNHCH; Hugh Taylor, MD, chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Cynthia N. Sparer, senior vice president, Operations, and executive director, YNHCH; Lynne Sherman, RN, director of Pediatric Specialty Centers; Michael Paidas, MD, interim chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Nancy Busch, RN, patient service manager, Ambulatory; Susan Maxwell, RN, director of nursing and Women's Services; and Maurice Cohen, manager, Facilities Design and Construction.