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Hospital to move ahead with revised ambulatory health center in North Haven

2/29/12 — Yale-New Haven Hospital will move ahead with its plans to develop an outpatient center in the former AT&T building at 6 Devine Street in North Haven. YNHH will purchase and remodel the 120,000-square-foot, four-story building for a comprehensive ambulatory care program.

"We are delighted to move this project forward," said Richard D'Aquila, YNHH president and COO. "The concept of a Yale-New Haven ambulatory center has received widespread community support. It will create access to key health services for residents of North Haven, Hamden, Cheshire and other surrounding communities."

Plans for the new building now include a walk-in/primary care center to provide comprehensive medical services from injury care to management of chronic conditions, on either a scheduled or walk-in basis. The center will be open seven days a week.

The building will also include a Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center for outpatient medical and hematological care for cancer patients and an Inflammatory Disease Center for patients with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and related disorders. The facility will offer onsite MRI and digital X-ray imaging, as well as laboratory and blood-draw services.

"We're delighted that Yale-New Haven is moving forward with its comprehensive ambulatory center in North Haven," said Michael J. Freda, North Haven First Selectman. "Yale-New Haven's facility is an important component of our plans to make Devine Street a medical destination and our overall efforts to spur economic growth in town with forward-thinking, thoughtful projects that benefit our citizens."

In addition, Yale New Haven Health System will consolidate and move some of its information technology offices from multiple sites in New Haven to the North Haven facility.

The Hospital estimates the new facility will open on January 1, 2013.

Yale-New Haven Hospital news release

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.

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