Tina Washington to lead patient transport department at Yale New Haven Hospital

3/28/2011 — Life-long New Haven resident Tina Washington has been promoted to manager of the patient transport department at Yale New Haven Hospital. As manager of patient transport, Washington will lead five patient transport supervisors and 115 transporters.

Washington began her career at YNHH in 2005 as a food services supervisor. In 2007 she was promoted to supervisor of environmental services, and in 2008 became a manager in environmental services, where she was responsible for 150 employees.

A graduate of James Hillhouse High School, Washington received her B.S. in communications from Southern Connecticut State University. She earned her master's degree in public administration healthcare management from the University of New Haven.

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

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