Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital (YNHCH) is the a full-spectrum pediatrics facility for the state of Connecticut. YNHCH provides primary care to children in the New Haven area, Level One trauma care, and tertiary care to patients from a wide referral base including Southern Connecticut and Eastern New York. There is a full range of pediatric subspecialists available 24 hours per day. There is a very busy 19-bed PICU and Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program, as well as an active pediatric transport team. The hospital is directly linked to the Yale University School of Medicine by a skywalk. The hospital's location within the larger 900-bed Yale-New Haven Hospital allows for the provision of a full complement of state-of-the art services while prioritizing the unique needs of children.
Fifteen PEM faculty members, 6 PEM fellows and 4 mid-level practitioners in the Emergency Medicine Section of the Department of Pediatrics staff the Pediatric Emergency Department of Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. We have 24-7 attending coverage and 24-7 attending back up. We are involved in teaching medical, nursing and physician associate students, pre-hospital providers, and residents in pediatrics and emergency medicine. Our group is active in clinical research in various areas of pediatric emergency medicine including ultrasonography, injury prevention, asthma, head trauma, violence, adolescent issues, pediatric disaster medicine education, international health, injury prevention and febrile infants. The Pediatric Emergency Department of Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital is adjacent to the Adult Emergency Department of Yale-New Haven Hospital, with side-by-side trauma resuscitation suites. Although each department functions independently, the close proximity provides a unique setting for sharing of knowledge and teaching opportunities. Our mid-level practitioners now staff an urgent care center in the evening hours for less acute patients.