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Patient Care

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Medical appointments were quickly converted to telehealth for many patients during the pandemic to avoid interruptions to care.

More than 1,500 Yale physicians provide primary and specialty care for patients through Yale Medicine. The practice delivers advanced care in more than 100 specialties and subspecialties, and has centers of excellence in such fields as cancer, cardiac care, minimally invasive surgery, and organ transplantation. Yale physicians have made many historical contributions, including the first use of cancer chemotherapy, the first artificial heart pump, and the first insulin infusion pump for diabetes. Today they use such groundbreaking advances as DNA sequencing technology to diagnose suspected genetic diseases. Yale Medicine is a major referral center for Connecticut and New England, and treats patients from throughout the world.

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When in-person medical appointments resumed, Yale Medicine established protocols that minimized contact in order to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

Patient Care Overview

Yale Medicine
Metric Total
Income $1.06 billion
Patient encounters 2.4 million
Full-time physicians 1,254
Part-time physicians 270
Allied providers 844


Residents & Fellows
Category Total
Medical residents 913
Clinical fellows 392


Yale New Haven Hospital8
8 Yale-New Haven Hospital data as of 9/30/20 includes the Children’s Hospital, Psychiatric Hospital, Smilow Cancer Hospital, and the former Hospital of Saint Raphael, which was acquired by YNHH on 9/12/12. Licensed beds include bassinets.
9 Number of patients treated and released for the ED. This does not include those ED visitors who were admitted.
Metric Total
Patient discharges 68,894
Emergency visits9 128,382
Outpatient encounters (including ED) 1.3 million
Total licensed beds 1,541