Yale-New Haven Hospital listed among best workplaces for commuters
6/1/2012 — Yale-New Haven Hospital is the first hospital in Connecticut to be named one of the best workplaces for commuters in the United States. The designation is given by Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC), a program managed by the National Center for Transit Research based at the University of South Florida.
Employers who meet the National Standard of Excellence in commuter benefits — a standard created by the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — can qualify for the list of Best Workplaces for Commuters.
YNHH's traffic demand management program includes commuting and parking alternatives like a shuttle service, public transportation subsidies, support for carpooling, vanpooling and alternative modes of transportation, and telecommuting.
"A traffic demand management program like ours supports employees and is good for our environment," said Rodney Slaughter, YNHH manager of parking and sustainable transportation. "It is one of the reasons we remain an employer of choice." According to Slaughter, YNHH's traffic demand program not only benefits employees, it helps solve parking challenges, demonstrates environmental excellence by reducing gasoline demand, greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution and exhibits corporate citizenship.
Seven other companies in Connecticut have the BWC designation, including Yale University. The others are for-profit companies in Danbury, Trumbull, Wallingford and Stamford.
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.