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Awards and Achievements

Yale New Haven Hospital regularly ranks among the best hospitals in the United States. In conjunction with Yale School of Medicine, we are also nationally recognized for our commitment to teaching and clinical research. Here are just a few of the many awards, honors and distinctions we've received.

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Hospital ranked #1 in Connecticut by U.S. News & World Report

Yale New Haven Hospital is ranked #1 in Connecticut and among the best in the nation for eight of its specialties in the 2023-2024 Best Hospitals rankings. 

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Children's Hospital ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report

Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, the top-ranked children’s hospital in Connecticut, has been selected among the best children’s hospitals in the nation for five pediatric specialties in the 2023-24 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

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LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation has recognized all five Yale New Haven Health hospitals as “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performers” in the 2022 Healthcare Equality Index.

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Foster G. McGaw Prize

2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize

In honor of the exceptional efforts to build programs that promote engagement, job growth and access to quality health care in its community of New Haven, Yale New Haven Hospital is awarded the 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service and will receive $100,000 towards programs that further these goals.

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Magnet Recognized

Magnet Designation

Yale New Haven Hospital has achieved the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), placing it among the approximately seven percent of the more than 5,600 hospitals nationwide – and one of only six in Connecticut – to achieve this distinguished honor.

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TAVR Certification

Yale New Haven Hospital was the first in Connecticut to perform a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure and the first to receive Transcatheter Valve Certification through the American College of Cardiology.

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More achievements

A Best Workplace for Commuters - February 2020

YNHH has been designated as one of the nation’s Best Workplaces for Commuters in 2020. For the ninth consecutive year, BWC recognized YNHH for offering exceptional employee-provided commuter benefits that meet the National Standard of Excellence criteria.

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Radiation Oncology Program for Excellence - 2019

Yale New Haven Hospital is the first in Connecticut and adjacent states to be awarded accreditation by the American Society for Radiation Oncology Accreditation Program for Excellence for Smilow Cancer Hospital sites in New Haven, Hamden, Guilford, Trumbull and Waterford.

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Most Innovative Children's Hospitals - September 2018

Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital has been named by Parents Magazine as one of the 20 most innovative children’s hospitals in the United States, based on the results of its comprehensive survey.

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Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation - June 2018

By achieving this status, Outpatient Pharmacy Services at Yale New Haven Health has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes. 

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Connecticut Magazine's Best Doctors - April 2018

A total of 332 Yale New Haven Hospital-affiliated physicians named to the 2017-2018 Best Doctors in America list in the April 2018 issue.

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Healthcare Equality recognition - March 2018

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation has recognized Yale New Haven Health member hospitals for their commitment to equitable, inclusive care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families

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Top Nonprofit for Executive Women - March 2018

Yale New Haven Hospital has been named to the 2018 NAFE Top 10 Nonprofits for Executive Women list by the National Association for Female Executives.

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Musculoskeletal certifications - March 2018

Yale New Haven Hospital received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement and for Certification for Hip Fracture. It is the only hospital in the United States with all major certifications at the highest levels for musculoskeletal care.

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Pediatric Quality Award - March 2018

Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital honored with top pediatric quality award for 2017 developing a culture of safety and eliminating serious safety events.

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence - February 2018

Yale New Haven Hospital is the first hospital in Connecticut to be recognized as a Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association.

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Highest rating from Society of Thoracic Surgeons - February 2018

Yale New Haven Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Center has received the highest Composite Quality Rating in four procedure categories by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database.

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Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award - December 2017

Yale New Haven Hospital’s YNHH Rehabilitation and Wellness Center recently earned the 2017 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for patient experience.

Read about the Guardian of Excellence Award