Yale Practice September 2012
He joined the practice as a consultant last October and took responsibility for day-to-day operations early this year. In the past year, Michael Berman, MD, made significant strides toward centralizing our operations, hiring a new leader and changing our name.
On September 11, in a historic ceremony, officials from Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Hospital of Saint Raphael signed the final documents. Hours later, at 12:01 a.m., the two hospitals became one single, 1,519-bed institution with two main campuses.
This month we’re launching a new Outstanding Employee Program by seeking nominations for a medical assistant who sets a high bar on compassionate care. In the coming months, we will honor business associates, nurses, billing assistants and other employees.
In the last few months, new doctors from around the country have been arriving at Yale to work in emergency medicine, infectious diseases, pediatrics and other areas of the practice. Their skills and expertise will mean even better care for our patients.
James Yu, MD, was an undergraduate at Yale University when he first worked as a counselor for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, and decided to become a doctor. Now, as a therapeutic radiologist, he draws upon lessons learned there about making patients feel cared for.