Quinnipiac, Connecticut Orthopaedics Partner for Teddy Bear Toss Night on January 12

HAMDEN, Conn. — Quinnipiac University Athletics and Connecticut Orthopaedics are partnering to benefit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center on Friday, Jan. 12 during the Bobcats’ men’s ice hockey contest against Princeton.

There will be a teddy bear toss featured during the game’s first intermission, with all being donated to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

“Quinnipiac Athletics prides itself on our work not only in the classroom and competition, but in the community,” Director of Athletics Greg Amodio said. “We are very excited to partner with Connecticut Orthopaedics in what has become an initiative at hockey games across the country to benefit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.”

Fans are encouraged to bring new or recently purchased teddy bears to be thrown on to the M&T Bank Arena ice after the first period of play. There is no limit on the number that fans can bring and all will be collected on ice and donated.

“We have a long-standing partnership of over 20 years with Quinnipiac, and it only made sense for us to partner on this as well.” Susan Bader, Connecticut Orthopaedics Chief Executive Officer, said. “We are delighted to sponsor this heart-warming initiative and provide an opportunity in a fun way to collect teddy bears for sick children and bring a bit of joy when they may not be feeling their best. We specifically chose CCMC as the charity because we have a treasured colleague whose little boy is receiving excellent care at their medical center as he bravely battles leukemia. We plan on this being the first of many teddy bear tosses with Quinnipiac!”

For tickets to the game, fans can go to gobobcats.com/tickets or CLICK HERE for more information.

For an inside look at the Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey program, be sure to follow it on social media @QU_MIH or go to gobobcats.com/mih.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kenoma Anighoro  was named 2023 Medical Honoree at the Annual Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run. The Arthritis Foundation is fighting for all people who live with the chronic pain of arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation is boldly pursuing a cure for America’s #1 cause of disability.  The run will take place on Sunday December 10th in Madison.

To learn more about the event click here 


Southern Connecticut State University Athletics & Recreation Interim Director of Athletics Matt Letkowski has announced a partnership with Connecticut Orthopaedics as an Official Owls Sponsor for the 2023-24 academic year. The agreement includes the creation and dedication of the Connecticut Orthopaedics Student-Athlete Wellness Center, which is set to be unveiled at the beginning of the Spring 2024 semester.

“As we continue to explore opportunities to enhance our student-athletes’ experiences, their health and well-being are always at the forefront of those efforts,” Letkowski said. “I’m excited to partner with Connecticut Orthopaedics, and I appreciate its support in the creation of the Connecticut Orthopaedics Student-Athlete Wellness Center. Connecticut Orthopaedics has an incredible reputation as one of the most well-respected health care providers in New England and I’m excited to have them as part of the Owls family.”

In addition to the commitment of Connecticut Orthopaedics in sponsoring the Student-Athlete Wellness Center, Connecticut Orthopaedics provided a $5,000 matching gift for The Owl Way Campaign, which ran through Homecoming on Oct. 14, 2023, as well as support for the annual AD Social Networking event, the annual Owls Golf Classic at Lake Of Isles at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, and National Girls and Women In Sports Day on Feb. 3, 2024.

Connecticut Orthopaedics CEO, Susan Bader said, ” We are thrilled to join the Owls family and I know that Dr. Jordan Gruskay and the rest of our CO team will provide exceptional care to their student-athletes. I think one of the most exciting things happening is beyond the sidelines with a true academic partnership. We are working diligently to create a pathway to careers in health care for SCSU students on a campus-wide scale. This will include internship and clinical training programs as well as flexible job opportunities throughout our organization. Connecticut Orthopaedics currently has over 650 employees and we are pleased to be able to nurture these future healthcare professionals as they consider their choices for the future.”

Dr. Jordan Gruskay is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and sports medicine specialist. A Connecticut native, growing up less than 10 minutes from SCSU, he is excited to work with and take care of the student-athletes. He completed his orthopedic residency at the top ranked orthopedic hospital in the world, the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), where he discovered his passion for sports medicine, treating athletes from the New York Giants, Mets, Knicks, and Brooklyn Nets. Additionally, he currently works with the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) and US Ski team.

Dr. Gruskay said “I look forward to working alongside the excellent training staff at SCSU to take great care of these student athletes as they compete at the college level. My goal is to ensure a seamless journey from on-field evaluation to rapid diagnostics and definitive treatment. Utilizing our all-inclusive orthopaedic services, we will be able to facilitate a quick and safe return to sports, providing tailored solutions every step of the way.”

In addition, Connecticut Orthopaedics will also be the Official Gameday Sponsor of SCSU Basketball’s rivalry game against University of New Haven at James Moore Field House on Feb. 13, 2024.

Connecticut Orthopaedics is a premier team of orthopaedic doctors, surgeons and health care professionals who provide compassionate and innovative care at over 20 locations across central and southern Connecticut – including Urgent Care | Walk-In centers, Sports Therapy | Rehab locations, and three state-of-the-art surgical centers. Started in 1963, Connecticut Orthopaedics is the largest privately-owned orthopaedic practice in New England, making it convenient for you to get the expert orthopaedic care you need, close to where you live.

Dr. Daniel Kline is a board-certified interventional pain management specialist that provides pain management and spine care. He specializes in utilizing a comprehensive approach to diagnose and treat the source of pain. Dr. Kline has been in private practice for five years and we are thrilled to have him join us at Connecticut Orthopaedics.

The most common conditions that Dr. Kline treats include radiculopathy, sacroiliac (SI joint) pain, hip joint pain, and painful discs and facet joints in the neck and back. He’s an expert in performing image-guided procedures such as transforaminal epidural steroid injections, medial branch blocks, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation, kyphoplasty and intra-articular SI and hip joint injections.

Dr. Kline is committed to providing a compassionate approach to accurately diagnose and treat the source of pain in order to restore functionality to those with painful conditions.

Dr. Kline will be seeing patients at the following locations:

Branford 469 West Main Street 

Branford 84 N Main Street 

Essex 12 Bokum Road

Hamden 9 Washington Avenue

Hamden 2416 Whitney Avenue

Madison 146 Samson Rock Drive

For more information about Dr. Kline, click here


We are pleased to announce the new Madison Office located at 146 Samson Rock Drive opened on October 2nd.  This location offers a wide range of specialties to cater to the diverse needs of  in the Madison area communities. We understand the importance of providing specialized care and that’s why we have a team of experts in various fields such as foot and ankle, hand, wrist and elbow, shoulder and knee injuries, ligament tears, tendon tears, joint dislocations and pediatric care.

By offering these specialties we aim to ensure that everyone receives the highest quality of care and treatment tailored to their specific needs. We are confident that our new Madison Office will become a trusted destination for patients seeking top-notch orthopaedic care. To book an appointment, click here.