Unit integration proceeds on both campuses

Unit integration proceeds on both campuses

Phase 1 of the dual-campus integration of clinical services began Feb. 1 and will take several months to complete.

"These changes represent the beginning of our focus on creating centers of excellence in acute, comprehensive care for the elderly and comprehensive musculoskeletal care on the Saint Raphael Campus," said Richard D'Aquila, president and COO. "These changes are complex and exciting at the same time, and require great flexibility and commitment from our staff to achieve them successfully."

Read Full Story

Yale New Haven Health System strives to become a high reliability organization

Yale New Haven Health System strives to become a high reliability organization

How is a hospital like an airplane? Both are environments where complex, high-risk, high-stakes activities occur, and mistakes can result in very serious injuries or death.

Yet, despite the number of planes in the air every day and inherent risks of flying, the airline industry has very few accidents. One reason is that airlines have adopted the principles of "high reliability organizations," those that have developed specific safety techniques to reduce risk, trained employees to use these techniques, and created an overall culture of safety.

Read Full Story