“The Move” Into New Patient Care Facility

“The first patients moved into the Yale-New Haven Hospital’s new seven-story patient-care facility on April 21, culminating nearly 20 years of planning and three years of construction. The enormous task of moving patients, staff and equipment from the outmoded New Haven Unit and parts of the Memorial Unit was launched amid balloons, flowers and a spirit of festivity in the pristine, attractive new facility. …

“The $73 million project replaces outdated facilities located across the street in the New Haven Unit with a modern, comfortable and integrated patient-care area. The project also includes renovation of the childbirth facilities in the Memorial Unit.

“The building has enabled the Hospital to consolidate the departments of radiology, pediatrics, the operating rooms, admitting and discharge offices and the cafeterias. The new emergency room located on the first floor has doubled in size. Patient rooms on floors five through seven have been designed with privacy and comfort in mind.”