Haven Hospital (YNHH) was founded in 1826 as the first hospital in Connecticut
and the fourth voluntary hospital in the nation, with 13 beds and an
affiliation with the medical institution of Yale College, founded in 1810. The
hospital’s name changed throughout the years to reflect new alliances, but the
fundamental mission of the hospital stayed constant. Founded as a charitable
institution for the care of the poor, the role of the hospital soon expanded to
include care for the entire community.
Today, YNHH is a non-profit, 1,541-bed tertiary medical
center receiving national and international referrals. Yale-New Haven Hospital
includes Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Yale-New Haven Children's
Hospital and Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital.
hospital is affiliated with Yale Schools of Medicine and Nursing and Yale
Cancer Center, a NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. As the primary teaching hospital for Yale
School of Medicine, the hospital serves as a laboratory for the translation of
medical breakthroughs, advanced patient care, and teaching future health care
advanced treatment in a variety of areas, including surgery, cardiology,
cancer, pediatrics, geriatrics, women’s services, neurology and more. Relying
on the skill and expertise of more than 4,800 university and community
physicians and advanced practitioners, the hospital provides comprehensive,
multidisciplinary, family-focused care in more than 100 medical specialty
Fiscal Year 2015, YNHH treated more than 80,000 inpatients and registered more
than a million outpatient visits at its various clinics, which includes one-day
surgery, specialty clinics, the emergency department and Primary Care Centers.
Emergency treatment and in-patient medical care are provided 24 hours a day,
every day of the year.
an institutional anchor in the community and the safety net hospital for the
region, YNHH is the largest provider of free
and under-reimbursed care in the State of Connecticut – in terms of cases and
percentages. In Fiscal Year 2015, this
totaled $531.3 million.
Haven Hospital regularly ranks among the ‘America’s Best Hospitals’ in the
United States by U.S. News & World
Report and is accredited by The Joint Commission.
Fiscal Year 2015 key accomplishments were realized in four dimensions:
Patient Safety and Clinical Quality:
· Reduced Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection rate to 1.04 per 1,000 Intensive Care Unit patient days; exceeding the stretch goal of 2.2 cases.
· Achieved Emergency Department treat-and-release median time of 168 minutes, better than target of 194 minutes.
Operations Improvement included:
· Participated in Clinical Redesign Initiatives related to critical care, blood utilization management, abdominal surgery, sickle cell service redesign, hip fracture, surgical trays and lab redesign
· Launched 6 innovative units at both campuses to eliminate unnecessary lengths of stay, optimizing the use of resources and reducing hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions.
Provider of Choice:
· In FY15, YNHH was recognized nationally by US News & World Report in 8 adult specialties and 6 pediatric specialties.
Employer of Choice:
· Assisted nearly 510 at-risk employees through livingwell CARES care coordination program
· Created Critical Incident Stress Management team, offering peer-to-peer support to help employees deal with stressful work-related events such as patient trauma or death
· Launched Diversity and Inclusion Initiative with targeted work groups.
· Realized corporate and Supply Chain cost avoidance of $21 million.
The hospital’s FY 2016-2018 Business Plan addresses goals in five strategic dimensions:
goals support hospital initiatives and healthcare programs that fall within the
scope of the hospital’s major service lines – Heart & Vascular; Cancer
(Oncology); Transplantation; Children’s (Pediatrics); Neurosciences; Women’s
Health; and Musculoskeletal Care.
focus on improving aging facilities to meet technological advances and new standards
of care. All initiatives facilitate clinical excellence in a setting that
supports the central role of the patient and family. In fulfilling our mission
of service to the community, we provide programs that improve access to care
that result in better health outcomes. Current priorities include the following:
for the Future: A Campaign for Neonatal Intensive Care” at Yale-New Haven
Children’s Hospital (goal $25 million.)
for Musculoskeletal Care” (goal $15 million first phase)
hold our annual “Closer to Free” bike ride to benefit cancer research and
services at Smilow Cancer Hospital (goal $2 million)
support a “Comprehensive Neurovascular and Stroke Treatment Center” (goal $50
support clinical programs, outreach and education, and preventive screenings in
the community that address health disparities closely linked with social and
Fiscal Year 2015 was a challenge for Yale-New Haven Hospital
with increased State taxes and decreased reimbursement from State and Federal
governments which led to greater pressure from employers and commercial insurers
to pay less for their care. However, the experience, innovation and excellence of
our employees, medical staff and volunteers enabled us to serve as both a
community and “destination” hospital providing comprehensive, compassionate,
family-centered care during 1.3 million outpatient visits and to more than
During 2015 we continued the development of the Center for
Musculoskeletal Care, opened the Old Saybrook Medical Center and the
Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Milford, and we established a new Smilow
Cancer Hospital partnership with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in
Hartford. In addition, we were
recognized in the 2015 edition of U.S.
News and World Report’s annual “America’s Best Hospitals”, with 8 adult and
6 pediatric specialties nationally ranked- the only hospital in Connecticut to
It is a privilege to serve on the Board of Trustees of
Yale-New Haven Hospital and be part of the outstanding care that leadership,
employees, medical staff and volunteers provide every day to the patients and
families we are privileged to serve. Despite the significant budget cuts enacted by the State legislature,
the hospital continued its commitment to patient safety and clinical quality
enhancements as well as investments in facilities and clinical programs.
The hospital reinforced its status as a destination hospital
and provider and employer of choice by embracing patient care and safety and
rising to the challenge of even greater cost effectiveness. The hospital continued its history of helping
those in need throughout the region by providing more than $82 million in
uncompensated care which included free and charity care.
YNHH serves municipalities across New Haven and
Middlesex Counties. As an acute care tertiary medical center, YNHH receives
national and international referrals. Referring physicians may use the Y Access
Line to transfer patients, with trained paramedics assisting with admission
processing and critical care air transport, using the Health System’s
inter-hospital emergency helicopter, SkyHealth – a joint venture between the
Health System and the Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ).
The Yale-New Haven Hospital Heart and Vascular Center is the largest provider of heart and vascular services in Connecticut and performs virtually all cardiac and vascular procedures currently available worldwide. The Cardiovascular Medicine Program delivers the full continuum of cardiac care. A multidisciplinary approach unites cardiovascular specialists in all aspects of cardiology care and is dedicated to restoring health to patients with all stages and types of heart disease, including many who believe they are without options.
Smilow Cancer Hospital is a partnership between Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center that consolidates all of the hospital’s cancer services, into a single world-class cancer hospital. The hospital brings together some of the nation’s best minds to develop new methods to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Multidisciplinary teams of professionals who specialize in Smilow’s 12 cancer programs meet to discuss each patient’s diagnosis and target therapy options to the genetic abnormality in a patient’s cancer, resulting in the development of a unique, comprehensive treatment plan for each patient.
From motherhood through menopause, Yale-New Haven Hospital
is committed to meeting the specialized health care needs of women. Our
multidisciplinary team of professionals work together using the most
technologically advanced, research-based methods to prevent, diagnose and treat
women’s medical issues all in a safe, family-friendly environment.
Programs like Me & My Baby have provided newly enrolled
mothers access to prenatal and pediatric care, health education, and care
coordination and prescription drug coverage. It is the only program in the New
Haven area to offer free pregnancy testing and counseling by a registered
Comprehensive outreach, education and patient
navigation programs are conducted in the community to reduce breast cancer
health disparities among underserved. These programs bring cutting edge,
evidence-based scientific information outside of the medical center and into
the everyday lives of women from the Greater New Haven area.
YNHH has embarked on an important project to create a destination Center for Musculoskeletal Care (CMC). Guided by unparalleled teaching, research and commitment to patient and family-centered care, the CMC will emphasize collaborative treatment plans designed by care teams. The project, expected to cost $15 million for Phase 1, will be an investment to revitalize space at the Saint Raphael Campus that will house specially designed CMC operating rooms, patient floors and specialty clinics.
Under the leadership of nationally recognized orthopedic surgeon, Mary I. O'Connor, MD, the Center will help patients with a plethora of diseases and conditions ranging from arthritis to vasculitis. It will serve as a model of care for those with musculoskeletal related issues, including our aging population. The Center will give patients access to superior health care close to home; impact the local economy by creating more jobs and with healthcare professionals relocating here; help businesses by expediting the return of injured/sick employees to work; and, draw more patients, consumers and their families to the area.
In 1993, Yale-New Haven
Children’s Hospital (YNHCH) was built as a hospital within a hospital. While the
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was built to cutting edge
standards of the day, technology has progressed and equipment has become larger
and more sophisticated enabling doctors, nurses and staff to care for preterm
and critically ill infants born as early as 23 weeks of gestation. As a result
of this success, our patient’s conditions are increasingly complex and the care
provided has become more complicated.
The campaign to advance Neonatal Intensive Care
at YNHCH focuses on the need to design and build our Labor and Delivery,
Maternal Special Care and NICU as an environment that enables family-centered
care, as a necessary element of care. This will improve short and long term outcomes for NICU babies with an
environment that reduces stress and is conducive to healing, while increasing
family participation in care.
The Hospital was recognized US News & World Report among the best hospitals in the country in ten adult and seven pediatric specialties. It was also recognized among the 100 best places to work in healthcare, a top company for executive women and one of the best workplaces for commuters.
It was recognized as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, re-certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and received LEED certification for the Smilow Cancer Hospital.
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