Cohen Children's Institute

The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation has been a longtime supporter of Stamford Hospital, helping provide both inpatient and pediatric care as well as access to top-tier pediatric specialists.  

Cohen Children's InstituteThe Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, Inc. was the first patron of Stamford Hospital’s initiatives addressing childhood obesity.  Funding from the Foundation underwrote the first fitness and nutrition counseling program, Tully for Teens for overweight children in the Stamford community, and supported the KIDS' FANS program that teaches children in the community how to lead healthy lives and offers families with at risk children the support and knowledge they need to make healthy lifestyle changes. In April 2013 the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation was the inaugural recipient of the KIDS' FANS Community Champion Award.

In 2006, The Cohen Children’s Specialty Center officially opens at the Tully Health Center. The Center brings highly skilled pediatric specialists to our community so families no longer have to travel to New York, New Haven or elsewhere to find advanced care for their children. 

In October 2015, Stamford Health celebrate the largest single donation when the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation donated to Healing Reimagined – The Campaign for Stamford Hospital to create the Cohen Children’s Institute.  This latest gift also supports the Hospital’s mission to educate and advance the breadth and depth of expertise in our regional pediatric care, today and well into the future.  In recognition, the Cohen Pediatric Emergency Department and the Cohen Children’s Unit is formally named for Foundation’s contribution.

The Cohen Children’s Institute offers unparalleled pediatric healthcare to children in our region through a collaboration of highly trained pediatric experts.  It will incorporate all current and future pediatric services at Stamford Hospital, including the Cohen’s Children’s Specialty Center located at Stamford Health’s Tully Health Center. 

“Steven and I are happy to support the continued expansion of pediatric services throughout Stamford Health and to create state-of-the-art facilities need to care for our community’s children,” said Alex Cohen.  “We want families in our region to know that they can get access to top-quality medical care right here in Stamford, no matter what their financial status.

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