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 (YNHH), part of Yale New Haven Health, is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine (YSM). Founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826, today, YNHH has two New Haven-based campuses, and also includes Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties. www.ynhh.org