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Our Approach

Our Approach

We believe children are not just miniature adults—they’re our greatest gift. This all begs the delicate question: how can we give them the care they need when they're sick and even scared? Turn to our pediatric experts who understand the following:

  • Your child metabolizes medications differently than you do.
  • He or she requires different treatments and surgical techniques.
  • Above all, your child seeks out and needs emotional care.

Bronze Safe Sleep Award

Stamford Hospital received a Bronze Safe Sleep Award in 2022 from the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program.


  • Implement hospital or hospital system-wide Infant Safe Sleep Policy.
  • Deliver safe sleep healthcare team member training to nursing staff caring for patients less than one-year-old.
  • Provide safe sleep education to family/caregivers of infants less than one-year-old.
  • Hospital-wide imagery must meet AAP compliance.

Cohen Children's Institute

Cohen Children's Institute

Stamford Health's Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children's Institute offers unparalleled healthcare to children in the region through a collaboration of highly trained pediatric experts. The Institute is comprised of the Cohen Children's Specialty Center located at Stamford Health's Tully Health Center, Cohen Pediatric Emergency Department, and the Cohen Children's Inpatient Unit.

Through the generous support of donors like Steven and Alexandra Cohen and The Herbert and Nell Singer Foundation, our goal of being a provider of comprehensive pediatric care is now a reality.

Meet Our Chair

Meet Our Chair

Dr. David Yuh

Dr. Gerald Rakos serves as the Department of Pediatrics Chair and the Division of Neonatology Director at Stamford Health. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Dr. Rakos graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and his fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Gerald B. Rakos, MD, FAAP
Chair of the Department of Pediatrics
Stamford Health

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