All Yale Pediatric Residency training sites are committed to providing patient and family centered care. We also are proud to collaborate with the Center for Children’s Advocacy in a Medical-Legal Partnership designed to improve the health and welfare of low-income children and their families.
Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH)
Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH) is the dedicated children’s hospital that is part of nationally recognized Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH). The hospital has 222 dedicated children’s beds across three inpatient campuses– York Street campus, Bridgeport campus and St Raphael campus. Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital functions both as a community hospital for the local population and as a tertiary care center for the referral of patients from Connecticut, New England, the United States and abroad.
The York Street Campus of YNHCH provides inpatient, outpatient, emergency, primary, and preventive care to thousands of children. It is one of New England’s major referral centers for pediatric healthcare needs. YNHCH features a dedicated pediatric emergency department, level 1 trauma center, pediatric operating rooms and diagnostic imaging suites, level IV neonatal intensive care unit, a pediatric behavioral health inpatient unit and a pediatric intensive care unit.
The pediatric housestaff has the full and complete responsibility for the care of all children admitted to the hospital. The patients admitted by the pediatric surgical service or surgical subspecialties are cared for in coordination with our surgical colleagues. The housestaff are supervised by members of the full-time faculty as well as pediatricians from the greater New Haven area who constitute an active part-time faculty.
The pediatric primary care center (PCC) is a major community resource for the care of children with approximately 28,000 visits per year. The PCC is oriented to continuity of care and dedicated to intensive house officer and medical student teaching. Residents attend outpatient clinics and provide care in teams with consistent faculty supervision.
There is tremendous diversity of pediatric disease pathologies treated at YNHCH. Our physicians conduct research that is instrumental in developing new approaches to the management of childhood illnesses, new technologies for diagnosis and new therapies for treatment. The Yale pediatric resident is exposed to patients from every ethnic, social, cultural, and economic background who comprise both the inpatient and outpatient population in the Department of Pediatrics.
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The Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital Bridgeport Campus consists of 22 inpatient beds, including the capacity to care for children who require Intermediate Care and Observation. In addition, there are 24 well baby bassinets and a 20 bed neonatal intensive care unit. This large community hospital is located twenty minutes south of New Haven and provides the primary source of pediatric care for the largest city in Connecticut. There are approximately 1,500 admissions and 2200 deliveries at Bridgeport Hospital each year. The Pediatric resident experience at Bridgeport Hospital offers a unique opportunity for the Yale pediatric resident to be involved in the care of patients with a wide variety of pathological conditions and to become experienced in the care of patients who would ordinarily be admitted to a community hospital. It is also a unique opportunity to be involved with patients from the moment of arrival in the Emergency Department to discharge from the Pediatric Inpatient Unit.
Specifically, the Yale resident rotations include the community pediatric in-patient service and the NICU. Residents also will occasionally be involved in sub-specialty clinics at the Bridgeport Campus including Learning Disabilities Clinic as part of their Developmental Rotation, and adolescent clinic as part of their Adolescent medicine rotation. The Bridgeport Campus has a full-time supervisory staff of board certified pediatricians including three pediatric hospitalists, and those with subspecialty certification in adolescent medicine, cardiology, critical care medicine, neonatology, and pulmonology. A Yale Pediatric Chief Resident is at the Bridgeport campus daily to coordinate educational activities.
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The Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital also has an extensive Pediatric Specialty Center Network. Outpatient specialty office visits are offered for more than 20 medical and surgical subspecialties. Each specialty center is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of health professionals that includes: Yale Medicine physicians, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, child life specialists, social workers, psychiatrists, nutritionists, and rehabilitation staff. All members of the team work closely to provide individualized care that is patient and family-centered. The six centers that make up the Pediatric Specialty Center Network are located at our York Street Campus, 1 Long Wharf, Smilow Cancer Hospital, 747 Belden Ave. in Norwalk, 5520 Park Ave. in Trumbull, and 5 Perryridge Rd. in Greenwich.