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Summer 2012

Yale-New Haven Hospital is recognized again by U.S. News & World Report

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Yale-New Haven Hospital has been included among the top hospitals in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" rankings. Of the 5,000 hospitals and nearly 10,000 specialists surveyed nationwide, only 140 hospitals were nationally ranked in more than one specialty. YNHH ranked at the national level in 10 of the 16 specialties surveyed. It is the only hospital in Connecticut to be included in the U.S. News & World Report national listings.

YNHH had one specialty ranked in the nation's top five: diabetes and endocrinology at #5, while psychiatry at #11 and gynecology at #13 also ranked extremely high. Yale-New Haven also ranked among the very best in the nation in seven additional medical specialties: cancer; cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology, geriatrics, nephrology, ear, nose and throat and pulmonolgy.

Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital opens new pediatric specialty center in Norwalk

Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital opened a new outpatient pediatric specialty center at 747 Belden Avenue in Norwalk. The nearly 12,000 square-foot facility houses eight exam rooms, a multi-purpose procedure room, radiology services (fluoroscopy, ultrasound and X-ray) and a blood draw station for pediatric patients. YNHCH board-certified pediatricians provide evaluation and follow-up care in 13 pediatric specialties. This is the fifth such center of Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and the first in Fairfield County, bringing the highest level of patient care and convenient access to families in this region.

Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital specialties recognized by U.S. News & World Report

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Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital has been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for seven of its pediatric subspecialties in the 2012-13 Best Children's Hospitals rankings, published online. YNHCH ranked in diabetes and endocrinology #3; gastroenterology #22; neonatology #47; nephrology #30; orthopedics #42; pulmonology #20; and urology #18. This is the fifth consecutive year that Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital has been included in the U.S. News & World Report national rankings of pediatric services. YNHCH's seven ranked specialties are up from five ranked specialties in 2011. YNHCH is the only children's hospital in Connecticut to receive this level of recognition.

51 Yale-New Haven Hospital physicians make New York magazine's Best Doctors list

New York magazine recently named 51 physicians at Yale-New Haven Hospital among the best in the New York metropolitan area in its 15th annual "Best Doctors" issue. The YNHH doctors were selected from more than 6,000 physicians in the greater New York area. The list includes more than 5,600 physicians deemed to be in the top 10 percent of the region's physicians.

3D mammography now offered at Long Wharf

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Breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, is now offered at Yale-New Haven's Long Wharf facility at 150 Sargent Drive in New Haven. 3D mammography uses high-powered computing to convert digital breast images into a stack of very thin layers, thereby producing a 3-dimensional image of the breast tissue. This type of screening can improve the radiologists' ability to screen for and detect potential breast cancers by helping define the size, shape and location of abnormalities, particularly those hiding in dense tissue. Breast tomosynthesis is available for screening or diagnostic mammograms at both Smilow Cancer Hospital and the Long Wharf facility. To make an appointment, call 203.688.6800.

YNHH recognized for commitment to growing greener

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Two leading healthcare organizations recently recognized Yale-New Haven Hospital for implementing programs and policies designed to improve the environment. VHA Inc. awarded YNHH the 2012 VHA Leadership Award for Sustainability Excellence for implementing leading environmental sustainability programs and for creating programs that reduce environmental impact on the community. Practice Greenhealth bestowed the 2012 Making Medicine Mercury-Free award on the hospital for virtually eliminating mercury from patient care operations and committing to continue to be mercury-free.

Register now for the Closer to Free Bike Ride on September 8

Register now and start training for the second annual Closer to Free Bike Ride, benefiting Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, on Saturday, September 8. Contact us to learn more about riding, volunteering or supporting the 2012 bike ride, 203.688.8727.

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 two are Monday, August 20 and Monday, September 17 from 5-7 p.m. To make an appointment with a financial counselor, call 203.688.5470.

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