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Site Leadership Team takes up residence on the Saint Raphael Campus

An important part of the preparation for Yale-New Haven's purchase of the Hospital of Saint Raphael included creating a team representing both campuses of the new hospital. They will be based or spend considerable time on the Saint Raphael Campus.

"The members of this interdisciplinary team bring experience and depth to their new responsibilities that will help make this complex transition a success for our patients and our employees," said Richard D'Aquila, president and COO. "I look forward to the time I will regularly spend on the Saint Raphael Campus so I can get to know employees and the physical plant and help to ensure a smooth transition."

The Saint Raphael Campus team will include:

  • Peter Herbert, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer, will coordinate all aspects of the clinical services transition. A veteran of the Hospital of Saint Raphael, Dr. Herbert will work closely with Richard D'Aquila on the permanent integration of hospital-based physician services, graduate medical education and the re-configuration of clinical services between campuses.
  • Ena Williams, RN, vice president of nursing services and associate chief nursing officer for the Saint Raphael Campus, will provide full oversight for Patient Services and ensure Magnet readiness on the campus.
  • Cindy von Beren is the new executive director, Catholic Heritage/Cultural Integration, and will provide oversight for mission-related functions and services and ensure that the SRC campus will function in accordance with Catholic doctrine.
  • Paul Patton, vice president, Human Resources, will oversee all Human Resources and Employee Relations functions on the SRC to ensure consistency and coordination during the transition. In addition, Patton provides administrative oversight for Food and Nutrition Services and Environmental Services.
  • Vincent Tammaro, vice president, Finance, will provide financial services oversight and coordination for the Saint Raphael Campus, and monitor all aspects of the financial elements of the transition. He will integrate the Saint Raphael financial and billing services with existing YNHHS services and have responsibility for all external financial reporting required by the state and government agencies involved in approving this transaction.
  • David Christiano, director, Information Technology Services, will provide information technology oversight and maintain and integrate existing technology until Epic is implemented on the SRC in July 2013.
  • John Tarutis will assume the position of executive director of the 120-bed Grimes Center, including the development of expanded short-term programs and meeting the continuing care needs of patients.

Abe Lopman, vice president and executive director, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, continues to lead the transition and implement 100-day plans to ensure a successful integration. He also assumes responsibility for building a new service line centered on a comprehensive and multidisciplinary musculoskeletal institute which will be based on the Saint Raphael Campus.

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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