Yale-New Haven Hospital
Yale-New Haven Hospital (Y-NHH), 20 York St., including the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital is a 944-bed facility with 92 bassinets. School of Medicine faculty are attending physicians at Y-NHH, the school's primary teaching hospital. All medical and surgical specialties are represented at the hospital, which discharged 39,861 inpatients in the year ending Sept. 30, 1996. During that period, ambulatory services treated 275,948 outpatients and emergency services had 71,646 visits. The hospital also houses the clinical component of the Yale Cancer Center, a joint program of YNHH and the medical school.
The Children's Hospital provides most inpatient and outpatient pediatric services, and also includes a rooftop helipad, high-risk maternity unit and newborn units, labor, delivery and postpartum services.
Yale-New Haven Hospital is the flagship hospital of Yale New Haven Health, an integrated delivery system which includes vertical networks in New Haven, Bridgeport and Greenwich (pending regulatory approval). Yale-New Haven Health is the state's largest system and among the 50 largest health systems in the nation.
Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital
Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital (YNHPH), 34 Park Street, is a collaborative endeavor between the department of psychiatry at the School of Medicine and the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Since it opened in 1965, has been a leader in clinical treatment, professional training and research in mental health care.
Each year, the center takes care of 5,500 people in its inpatient, outpatient, research and substance-abuse treatment facilities. Its Consultation Center provides a range of mental health programs to address the needs and concerns of mental health consumers and their families.
The multidisciplinary basic and clinical science laboratories at CMHC are on the frontier of research into the causes and treatment of mental illness. The facilities span molecular biology, neurology, genetics, biochemistry, neurophysiology, neurochemistry and behavioral pharmacology.
VA Connecticut Healthcare System - West Haven
VA Connecticut Healthcare System's West Haven campus at 950 Campbell Ave. is a tertiary-care facility that offers a full range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services to veterans. VA Connecticut Healthcare System was formed in March 1995 by the integration of the two U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals in Connecticut, at West Haven and Newington. The West Haven campus is located approximately four miles from its affiliate, Yale University School of Medicine. Specialized national programs in epilepsy, stroke, rehabilitation for the blind, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcoholism, schizophrenia and virology make this VA facility a leader in the system. Its clinics are responsible for more than 200,000 visits annually, and it also operates primary care centers for veterans at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London and at Stamford Hospital. Its medical research program is the second largest in the VA system. VA Connecticut's West Haven campus is the site of Connecticut's only Positron Emission Tomography Center, a joint project with Yale University School of Medicine.
The John B. Pierce Laboratory
The John B. Pierce Laboratory, 290 Congress Ave., a not-for-profit research institution affiliated with Yale, was founded in 1932. The Pierce Laboratory is devoted to the study of how the environment influences the health, comfort and well-being of humans. The scientists, who hold joint appointments at the medical school, focus their efforts in three broad but interrelated areas: the description and assessment of environmental stimuli, such as nicotine, ozone and other air contaminants; the role of the senses in helping to determine our perception of the environment; and the effects of environmental exposure to physical and chemical stimuli on basic biological processes. The Pierce Laboratory provides research and training opportunities to undergraduate, graduate and medical students.