For more than 185 years, patients, professionals and the public have loyally followed the mission, work and accomplishments of Yale-New Haven. The hospital has a long tradition of leadership: Patients from near and far seek us out for leading-edge treatments and techniques. Physicians and researchers take note of pioneering advancements we are making in clinical practice. And community leaders recognize our steadfast commitment to being accessible for all patients and charitable to the programs and events that make New Haven strong.
The explosive growth of electronic social media is allowing organizations and people to connect with one another in ways we could never have imagined. Yale-New Haven is capitalizing on these valuable communication platforms, making it easier and more convenient for any individual or group to follow our progress as we help shape modern medicine. Social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook are allowing the hospital to share information and better develop connections with patients, physicians and healthcare leaders around the world.
Keeping fully in the spirit of interactive communications, our 2010 Annual Report is available only online for the first time in the hospital's history. We chose a theme based off of the widely popular micro-blogging service Twitter to highlight how fast, far and effective technology has become. Follow us at twitter.com/ynhh to find out for yourself.
Even a triathlete can have a stroke. Ask David Schrage. He was training for an Iron Man - one of the most recognized endurance events in the world.
Nine-year-old Giana Cardonita was glad her brain tumor was removed. But what she really loved was being "adopted" by the Yale women's hockey team.
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven has been open for a year. We haven't cured cancer yet, but we're working on it.
Doctors, nurses and other staff at YNHH have been putting down their stethoscopes and scalpels and picking up hammers and drills.
For more than a decade Yale-New Haven hospital; has been receiving state, regional and national recognition as one of the country's top employers.
There is an art to healing. Studies have shown that the effects of art can lower stress, anxiety and pain and actually contribute to the healing process for patients.
In 2009, Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale University signed an historic agreement with University College London (UCL) with the goal of advancing biomedical research and health care for people around the world.
Yale-New Haven became the first hospital in the world to offer the 3 Tesla MRI neuro suite - which includes the world's strongest intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging with biplane x-ray angiography.