Yale-New Haven Hospital
Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) has been the primary teaching hospital for the Yale University School of Medicine since 1826, when the hospital was incorporated. YNHH is a 900-bed facility with a staff of 4,500. There are 700 residents and fellows, and approximately 1,500 senior physicians affiliated with Yale-New Haven Hospital as attendings, ambulatory, clinical or non-resident M.D.’s.
YNHH contains separate Intensive Care Units for newborn, pediatric, surgical, cardio-thoracic, medical, cardiac, neurosurgical and neurological patients. YNHH also functions as a community hospital for the city of New Haven. Approximately 42% of the patients discharged reside in New Haven, and the majority of New Haven residents who are hospitalized receive their ongoing care at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The Department of Emergency Services, one of New England's busiest, cares for over 80,000 people a year.
The Yale Primary Care Center, opened in 1976, serves an inner city population and provides continuing care health education to more than 30,000 patients each year. YNHH also serves as a secondary treatment center, assisting area physicians with specialty consultations, diagnostic testing, and therapeutic procedures. Each year there are 190,000 outpatient visits in 142 outpatient clinics, over 2.5 million tests conducted in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and over 200,000 examinations in Diagnostic Imaging.
As a tertiary care center, Yale-New Haven Hospital carries out complex procedures and highly specialized consultations. Over 55% of hospital discharges are from outside the city of New Haven. For example, the Department of Radiology has established a nationally recognized program in Interventional Neuroradiology. The Hospital has one of the few programs in its region to treat spinal cord injuries. The Stroke Service receives referrals from throughout New England and is involved with clinical trials of new types of stroke treatments, as well as testing the efficacy of new imaging modalities in cerebrovascular disease. The Epilepsy Unit provides care for patients referred from throughout the world.
In October 2009, the Smilow Cancer Center opened to become the most comprehensive cancer care facility between Boston and New York City, offering patients state-of-the-art care and treatment. It includes 112 inpatient beds, outpatient treatment rooms, expanded operating rooms, infusion suites, diagnostic imaging services, therapeutic radiology, a specialized Women's Cancer Center and the Yale-New Haven Breast Center/GYN Oncology Center. From a neurologic standpoint it will allow further expansion of our Neuro-Oncology division and increase exposure not just to tumors of the nervous system but also neurologic manifestations of other types of cancers.