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YNHH recognized again by U.S. News & World Report

Three specialties among the top 10 in the nation

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. Once again, Yale-New Haven Hospital had three specialties ranked in the nation's top 10: diabetes and endocrinology (8), geriatrics (10) and psychiatry (10). Yale-New Haven is the only hospital in Connecticut to be included in the U.S. News listings. 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.

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Smilow Cancer Hospital bike ride fundraiser Sept. 10

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven's first annual Closer to Free bike ride is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 10. The 25-mile or 100-mile scenic shoreline bike ride begins and ends at the Yale Bowl Complex in New Haven. To reach our goal of raising $1 million, the proceeds of which support Smilow Cancer Hospital, a variety of participants, volunteers and sponsors are needed. Register now, or learn how you can make a difference by sending an email or calling 203.688.8727.


54 Yale-New Haven physicians named to New York magazine's "Best Doctors" list

New York magazine recently named 54 physicians from Yale-New Haven Hospital among the best in the New York metropolitan area in its 14th annual "Best Doctors" issue. Spanning 63 specialties, these are the physicians who physicians recommend. Six thousand 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.


Give blood on July 28

The American Red Cross will hold a summer blood drive at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Thursday, July 28 on the second floor of the 55 Park Street Building from 7 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. Any one wishing to donate may send an email to make an appointment or call 203.688.8425. Walk-ins are welcome.

Golf and tennis open Aug. 8

The 20th annual Friends of Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital Golf and Tennis Open will take place on Monday, Aug. 8. Golf and dinner will be held at the New Haven Country Club in Hamden, and tennis will be played at the Hamden Hall Tennis Courts. Tickets are $250 for golf, $140 for tennis, and $80 for cocktails and dinner only. For additional information or to register for golf, tennis or to attend the dinner, contact Jamy Stenger at 203.688.6437.

Yale-New Haven Hospital named among the top information technology leaders

Yale-New Haven Hospital has been honored by CIO magazine as a recipient of the 2011 CIO 100. The annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology. YNHH was selected to the magazine's top 100 technology leaders for its IT clinical rounding program in which IT support staff is available to all of the patient care units. This helps to ensure that the hospital's 450 mobile clinical workstations are fully operational.

18th Annual Toy Closets Golf Outing on Sept. 2

The 18th Annual Toy Closets Golf Outing will be held on Friday, Sept. 2, at Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield. Proceeds from the outing will go to the Yale-New Haven Hospital's Auxiliary Toy Closet Program to purchase toys along with therapeutic and recreational play materials for children in the hospital. For additional information or to register for golf, contact committee chair, Debbie Klotzer at 203.688.8824.

HealthLINK: Treatment for childhood leukemia shows promise

In a recent study published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers at the University of California San Francisco have identified an experimental drug that lessens symptoms of a rare form of childhood leukemia called Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML) that offers significant insight into the cellular development of the disease. Read the latest issue of Cancer HealthLINK to learn what Gary Kupfer, MD, chief of pediatric hematology/oncology at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, has to say about JMML, currently curable only through bone marrow transplantation (BMT), and the potential of our new children's transplantation unit that opened in July.

Hospital selected as a 2011 Most Wired and Most Wireless award winner

For the 12th 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. All three member hospitals of the Yale New Haven Health System — YNHH, Greenwich Hospital and Bridgeport Hospital — were selected as Most Wired for 2011. 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.

Temple Radiology in East Haven moves to 556 Main Street

Yale-New Haven Hospital Temple Radiology in East Haven has moved from 190 Main St. to 556 Main St. The new location offers all digital imaging services, including bone density, mammography, X-ray and ultrasound. Hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The scheduling number is 203.688.4444. In addition to radiology services, a YNHH Blood Draw Station has opened at the same location. Its hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary. For more information about this new location, call 203.466.6508.

Billing questions?

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 one is Monday, Aug. 15 from 5 - 7 p.m. To make an appointment with a financial counselor, call 203.688.2046.

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