Community Gathers to Welcome the New Center for Pediatric Medicine Facility with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

On February 27, the opening of the Center for Pediatric Medicine’s (CPM) new location at 83 Sand Pit Road became official with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by city officials, CPM staff, friends, family, and patients.

By Angela Barbosa

Danbury Mayor Roberto Alves was in attendance, accompanied by State Representative and Community Relations and Constituent Services Advisor Farley Santos, and Executive Aide Jason Nova.

In his open remarks, Mayor Alves shared the support that his own family had received from the Center.

“When my wife and I first had our kids, my mother was a big help. Her English was limited sometimes. We thank you [Dr. Machado] for having somebody on your staff who would speak the language and who made us feel comfortable as a family whenever we needed.”

Dr. Ana Paula Machado, CPM’s president and owner, was presented with a mayor’s citation recognizing her practice as a “Driving leader in pediatric care for over 31 years, and continuing to invest in the city of Danbury with the acquisition of the Childcare Associates.”

“I have been doing that long enough. I have seen those kids grow up and become professionals. Our patient was a little girl who is now a PA in our practice,” Dr. Machado emotionally shared about a member of her staff.

According to the Center for Pediatric Medicine Chief Administrative Officer Matthew R. Carreira, the Center now has 17 experienced providers, and a pediatric team of experts that includes doctors, PAs, APRNs, lactation consultants, and nutritionists.

Drs. Pushpa Mani, Krissy Satchi, Aparna Madisetty, Jen Handau, APRN, and Pam Barrett, PA, formerly affiliated with Childcare Associates, have joined CPM.

CPM will be offering established patients extended-hours appointments at its 107 Newtown Road location only. It will be open in the evenings until 9 pm from Monday through Thursday, until 5:30 pm on Fridays, Saturdays from 8:30 am – 2 pm, and Sundays from 8:30 am – 1 pm.

For those who want to become a patient, they must transfer their previous pediatrician’s records and immunization records to CPM.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was concluded with a cocktail and a tour of the new facility for all the attendees.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (203) 790-0822, or visit the Center for Pediatric Medicine’s website at


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