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Leaders in Patient Care

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Mission, Vision, Values

YNHHS nursing consistently delivers patient-centered care that is compassionate, culturally sensitive, collaborative and comprehensive. Magnet principles frame our relentless pursuit of excellence to lead the world of nursing.

Nurse Sensitive Indicators

Every quarter, YNHH submits data to the National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators showing the impact nurses have on quality of care. These indicators illustrate how nursing care, such as good oral care, skin care or measures to prevent patient falls, are important to patient outcomes.

This table shows the percentage of eligible YNHH units/clinics that outperformed the NDNQI average for the teaching status benchmark during each quarter of calendar year 2019:

(Jan- Mar)
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections 76% of units/clinics outperforming average 65% units/clinics outperforming average 87% units/clinics outperforming average 83% units/clinics outperforming average
Central line-assoc. bloodstream infec. 72% 74% 80% 85%
Hospital-acquired pressure injuries - stage II and above 69% 60% 64% 59%
Falls with injury 75% 71% 71% 79%
Ambulatory falls with injury 89% 90% 90% 89%
Surgical burns 94% 89% 88% 88%

Magnet® Designation

Yale New Haven Hospital is among approximately 9 percent of all hospitals nationwide - and one of only seven hospitals in Connecticut - to achieve Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The designation recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional practice. YNHH earned Magnet® designation for the first time in 2011, and was re-designated in 2016 and 2021.


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Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital has celebrated some major successes in the detection and early treatment of a potentially deadly foe: sepsis.

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