Yale-New Haven Hospital recognized by U.S.News & World Report
with three top 10 specialties
Yale-New Haven Hospital has been named as one of the top hospitals in the United States, according to U.S.News & World Report's annual "America's Best Hospitals" rankings. For the first time, Yale-New Haven Hospital had three specialties ranked in the nation's top 10: diabetes and endocrinology (8), geriatrics (9) and psychiatry (10). Yale-New Haven is the only hospital in Connecticut to be ranked as a top hospital in any of the 16 medical specialties.
In addition to its three top tier specialties, Yale-New Haven Hospital also ranked among the very best in the nation in nine additional medical specialties: cancer; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; gynecology; heart and heart surgery; kidney disorders; neurology and neurosurgery; pulmonology and urology.
Boutique at Smilow Cancer Hospital now open
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven recently opened its Boutique, a unique specialty shop offering cancer patients the chance to feel and look better despite their illness. Merchandise includes scarves, hats, hair alternatives, camisoles, robes and jewelry along with breast prostheses and specialized apparel for women who have had a mastectomy. Two fitting rooms are available, and our specially trained staff is experienced in meeting the needs of pre- and post-operative patients. The Boutique is open to the public and welcomes those who have received treatment at other hospitals. Hours are Monday-Friday, from 9 am-5 pm, and Saturdays by appointment. For more information, call 203.200.2273.
Yale-New Haven Hospital breaks ground on Habitat houses
Yale-New Haven Hospital is sponsoring two Habitat for Humanity houses, and recently
kicked off construction by presenting a $100,000 check to Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven. Last year, YNHH built its first Habitat house at 15 Wilson Street. This year the hospital is building two more houses at 32 and 34 Sylvan Avenue. Habitat builds and rehabilitates homes in the New Haven area to create safe, decent, affordable houses that help revitalize New Haven's neighborhoods. YNHH employees, physicians and family members will volunteer to construct the house with supervision and training provided by Habitat. Habitat construction days are Tuesday through Saturday, from 9am-4pm, year-round. Contact Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven to learn more about volunteering, or call 203.785.0794 for more information.
Hospital selected as a 2010 Most Wired and Most Wireless award winner
For the 11th year, Yale-New Haven Hospital has been selected as one of the Most Wired Hospitals in the nation by Hospitals and Health Networks, a trade magazine published by the American Hospital Association. YNHH was also selected for the seventh year as a Most Wireless award winner. This recognition is based on technology advancements made by organizations to enhance patient safety, clinical quality and customer service in healthcare centers. The nation's Most Wired hospitals have demonstrated better outcomes in four key areas — infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety and care continuum.
Give blood on July 29
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive from 7 am - 5:45 pm on Thursday, July 29, on the fourth floor in room 4-101 A & B. To donate, send an email to make an appointment or call 203.688.7436. Walk-ins are always welcome, too!
New muscular dystrophy program at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital's new Muscular Dystrophy Association program is one of just five pediatric MDA clinics in New England. The pediatric muscular dystrophy program in the Pediatric Specialty Center at Long Wharf offers children and families coordinated, multidisciplinary care for diagnosis and treatment of muscular dystrophy and other pediatric neuromuscular disorders. For more information or an appointment, call 203.785.4081.
Yale-New Haven physicians rank among New York magazine's "Best Doctors"
New York magazine recently named 57 physicians from Yale-New Haven Hospital among the best in the New York metropolitan area in its 13th annual "Best Doctors" issue. Spanning 66 specialties, these are the physicians that physicians recommend; 12,000 physicians in New York City, Westchester County, Long Island and portions of New Jersey and Connecticut nominate their colleagues based on professional qualifications, such as education, residency, board certification, reputation, and patient care skills, such as listening and communication, empathy and instilling trust and confidence.
Baby sign language classes
Yale-New Haven Hospital is offering a baby sign language class designed for parents and children who are six months to three years old. Baby sign language helps parents interact with infants and toddlers naturally in playful and engaging ways to increase vocabulary, develop observational skills, strengthen and introduce hand/eye coordination, motor skills and eye contact. Eileen Baker, MED, CED, will teach the four-week series of classes. Bring your child or children and wear comfortable clothing. The classes will be held from 11 am - noon on Saturdays, Sept. 11 - Oct. 2, in the hospital's Institute for Excellence at 300 George Street in New Haven. There is a $60 fee. To register, call 203.688.9355.
Pediatric Update: YNHCH staff aids Haitian earthquake victims, a new Muscular Dystrophy program and more
Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital's latest issue ofPediatric Update is now available. Learn more about our STEPPS to improve communication and patient safety, the new pediatric Muscular Dystrophy program at Long Wharf and how the children's hospital staff aided Haitian earthquake victims.
Yale-New Haven Hospital offers financial counseling to patients and families. Spanish-speaking counselors are available. Additionally, evening sessions are scheduled once a month — the next two are Monday, August 16 and Monday, September 20 from 5 - 7 pm. To make an appointment with a financial counselor, call 203.688.2046.