First in Pediatrics in Connecticut
Yale Pediatrics and Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital - the First and Only Place for Children in Connecticut and in the U.S.
- One of the first pediatric hospitals in the country to have institued a rapid response team to reduce the numbers of cardiorespiratory arrests in pediatrics, 2004.
- First pediatric emergency department, dedicated solely to care of children-only Connecticut Level-I Trauma Center for Children.
- Only ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) in Connecticut (life support for respiratory failure).
- Only pediatric sleep center in Connecticut.
- First NICU/Newborn Special Care Unit.
- World's first fetal cardiovascular center, 1984.
- New England's first in vitro baby, 1982.
- One of the first to routinely test newborns for Sickle Cell Disease, 1972.
- One of the first to perform open heart surgery on children, 1950s.
- One of the first cystic fibrosis clinics, 1950s.
- First in natural childbirth with "rooming in of baby and mother," 1940s.
- First regional children's heart/cardiology center, 1940s.