Yale-New Haven Hospital

The fourth installment of our six part series of top-notch services and amenities at our local hospitals



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Yale-New Haven Hospital

"We are Quality-Driven, Dedicated to Healing and Community Focused"

Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) is a non-profit, 1,008-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. The history of Yale-New Haven Hospital extends back to 1826, when the General Hospital Society of Connecticut was chartered as the first hospital in Connecticut and the fourth voluntary hospital in the nation.

With more than 3,600 university and community physicians and advanced practitioners, including more than 600 resident physicians, Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary, family-focused care in more than 100 medical specialty areas.

The Hospital is the primary affiliate of the Yale University School of Medicine, which was chartered in 1810.

Heart & Vascular Center

Each year, Yale-New Haven Hospital Heart and Vascular Center (HVC) treats the most heart and vascular patients of any facility in Connecticut and performs virtually all cardiac and vascular procedures available worldwide. The multidisciplinary team of world-renowned physicians, nurses and other professionals are dedicated to delivering the highest level of quality care to our patients.

Offering a wide range of preventative and acute cardiac services provided by specialists in all areas of cardiovascular disease—Cardiovascular Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Women's Heart Program, Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging and Critical Care Nursing.

Diagnostic Facilities

  • 3 adult catheterization laboratories
  • 1 pediatric catheterization laboratory
  • 2 electrophysiology and exercise laboratories
  • Nuclear cardiology and stress laboratory
  • Echocardiography laboratory

Transplantation Center

Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center (YNHTC) provides expert, comprehensive and compassionate care for adult and pediatric patients throughout the world who are candidates for organ transplantation. They perform Liver, Kidney, Pancreas and Heart transplantation; and are the region's leader in the evaluation and treatment of advanced liver disease.

Additionally they provides vascular access for patients who require dialysis treatment. YNHTC also offers innovative treatments and access to research trials for patients suffering from a wide range of conditions.

Multidisciplinary team of transplant Surgeons, Hepatologists, Nephrologists, Nurses, Pharmacists, Financial Coordinators, Nutritionists, Social Workers, Business Associates, and even an Answering Service Staff who may take calls from concerned patients and families in the middle of the night.

Smilow Cancer Hospital

Smilow Cancer Hospital treats more cancer patients than any other hospital in Connecticut. They are a leader in personalized cancer care through innovative tumor profiling techniques used to analyze every patient's cancer.

Personalized care

Results in the development of a unique, comprehensive treatment plan for each patient that can include surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, a combination of treatments or conservative monitoring.

A team from one of Smilow's 12 cancer programs is available to discuss each patient's diagnosis and therapy options.

Smilow Cancer Hospital offers the latest in screening and diagnosis, genetic counseling, treatment, psychosocial support, pain management, rehabilitation and long-term, follow-up care.

Cancer Supportive Services

  • The Boutique (fitting breast prostheses, specialized apparel, hair alternatives, and more)
  • Cancer Genetic Counseling
  • Complementary Services
  • Survivorship Clinic
  • Cancer Support Groups
  • Healing Garden
  • HEROS Clinic— for those who have finished treatment for childhood cancer
  • Smoking Cessation Service
  • Smilow Art Program
  • Cardio-Oncology
  • Parenting at a Challenging Time (PACT) Program
  • Patient and Family Resource Center

Building on the scientific traditions of Yale University, they are dedicated to interdisciplinary cancer research in basic science, translational research and prevention and control. Their patients often have the opportunity to take advantage of clinical trials not available at most hospitals.

Children's Hospital

(campuses in New Haven and Bridgeport)

Providing exceptional care to thousands of children each year. The Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital offers cutting-edge therapies to area children long before they're available nationwide. Their advanced approaches to pediatric therapies, innovative research, and community outreach and advocacy ensure a continuum of excellence that patients from all over the world can depend on.

They place as much emphasis on a child's emotional needs as they do on caring for a child's illness. Children are cared for in a facility especially designed for the unique care of children. To that end, their inpatient units are organized to treat children with common conditions or illnesses. Each condition-specific specialty care unit is staffed by expert physicians and nurses solely dedicated to the healthcare needs of their patients.

Specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation by a 2011 edition of "America's Best Hospitals" in U.S. News & World Report.

Women's Health Services

Ranked among the best hospitals for gynecology in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. They provide quality, comprehensive services for female patients of all ages. Their multidisciplinary, world-renowned team of experts works together using the most technologically advanced, research-based methods to prevent, diagnose and treat medical issues unique to women—all in a safe, professional, family-friendly environment.

 

 

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