Kohl's cares for kids — and for Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
Kohl's Department Stores recently presented a check for $127,107 to Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. The hospital will use the contribution — which comes from the sale of Kohl's Cares merchandise in its regional stores — to conduct car seat safety clinics in New Haven and Fairfield counties. Shown with the Kohl's check are (l-r): Pina Violano, RN, injury prevention coordinator, YNHH; Jim Travers, director, New Haven Department of Transportation; Michael Caty, MD, pediatric surgeon-in-chief, YNHCH; Cynthia Sparer, executive director, YNHCH; David Perez, manager, Kohl's, Hamden; and Tucker Leary, vice president, Physician Development, YNHH. Over the course of its 12-year partnership with YNHCH, Kohl's has donated more than $1.6 million. Violano was recently honored as a Hartford Business Journal Healthcare Hero for creating with the city of New Haven Street Smarts, a program dedicated to making streets in New Haven safer for pedestrians of all ages
Yale-New Haven Hospital is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine. Yale-New Haven was founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826. Today, the hospital's two New Haven-based inpatient campuses include Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties. YNHH's York Street campus and associated ambulatory sites are Magnet-designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.