Lori Strom and Pete Teti represent just two UTC families to have faced challenging medical diagnoses in their children, and they recall navigating the complicated path to treatment and recovery. They are certainly not alone. Now, following a $1.5 million investment by UTC, families like Lori’s and Pete’s will find medical reference materials, training programs and reassurance at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, Conn.
Announced in January 2015, and opened earlier this month, the 2,000-square-foot UTC Family Resource Center will offer services provided by medical resource librarians and highly trained volunteers. On-site and around-the-clock, patient families will find a new Family Library and Children’s Library outfitted with current books, journals and technology. Private meeting space, high-tech training resources and comfortable surroundings provide visitors a place to relax or send an email update to loved ones.
“The UTC Family Resource Center is an investment in the Connecticut Children’s team and their commitment to new and better treatments resulting in world-class care for children and their families,” said Gregory Hayes, UTC President & CEO, at the grand opening.
Lori Strom, Manager, ACE & Training, ACE Certification Program & Supply Chain University, UTC, spent a month at Connecticut Children’s with her son Jordan. View the video above to hear Lori’s story in her own words.
Pete Teti, Supplier Quality Discipline Chief, Pratt & Whitney, his wife Jennifer and their son David are also very involved in supporting Connecticut Children’s – where David receives regular care for Crohn’s Disease. The Teti’s speak about their experiences and UTC’s investment in the Family Resource Center in the same video.