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September 16, 2019Cart

Business

by Fairfield County Business Journal
by FCBJ

New unit opened at Stamford Health

From left: hospital Trustee George Sarner; Ellen Komar, vice president, chief nursing officer, Stamford Health; Chris Riendeau, senior vice president, Stamford Hospital Foundation; Kathy LiVolsi, clinical director, maternal-fetal health, Stamford Health; Kathleen Silard; Alyssa DeFranco, Melanie Turchyn and Jake Rath of the Steve and Alexandra Cohen Foundation; Alexandra Cohen; Jeanne Melino (in back) of the Cohen Foundation; and Gerald Rakos.

Alexandra Cohen, president of the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation, joined Kathleen Silard, executive vice president and COO, office of the president at Stamford Health, to officially open the new Stamford Health Cohen Children’s Unit in a renovated space on the second floor of Stamford Health’s Whittingham Pavilion. 

“Thanks to the longstanding support of Alex and Steve, we are able to not only continue their mission to provide exceptional care for children in a variety of communities – but also complete our vision to invest in leading mother-baby and pediatric services right here in Stamford,” Silard said.

“Every child deserves access to the highest-quality care that is close to home and allows the family to stay together during a hospitalization,” said Alex Cohen, president of the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation. “Steven and I are grateful to help create a unique facility that offers that to our community.”

Decorated with a whimsical “under the sea” theme featuring soothing nautical designs, ocean colors and bright fish, the unit includes 10 all-private patient rooms with individual bathrooms. Each room is designed with plenty of space to house the latest health care technology and to allow parents to work and stay overnight, if desired.