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Members of the YNHH organ and tissue transplantation team will unveil a Tree of Life sculpture on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. The tree, a bronze-like statue, was designed and created by Woodbridge, CT resident and former Hopkins School student Alex Blythe as a part of his high school senior project.
It was generously donated to YNHH by Alex and his family, "as a thank you to the many tireless volunteers, donor families and recipients who have touched our hearts over so many years." This tree represents those who have given the gift of life to others through organ and tissue donation.
Yale-New Haven Hospital is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine. Yale-New Haven was founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826. Today, the hospital's two New Haven-based inpatient campuses include Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties. YNHH's York Street campus and associated ambulatory sites are Magnet-designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.