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Yale New Haven Hospital, Cornell Scott-Hill Health and Fair Haven Community Health Care celebrate the newly constructed Primary Care Medical Center at 150 Sargent Drive

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

New Haven, CT (Oct. 20, 2020) – Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center and Fair Haven Community Health Care announced the opening of the newly constructed Primary Care Medical Center at 150 Sargent Drive with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

In November, 2017, Yale New Haven Hospital, Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center and Fair Haven Community Health Care announced the formation of the New Haven Primary Care Consortium. The intent was to broaden access to primary care services by bringing the combined resources and expertise of these three providers together.

“Together, with our partners at Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center and Fair Haven Community Health Care, we have joined efforts to improve the health status of the underserved population of New Haven and the surrounding communities. This new extraordinary facility will support our efforts and our mission,” said Cynthia Sparer, senior vice president, Operations at YNHH and executive director, Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. “Greater access to enhanced services, including behavioral health and on-site ancillary services, combined with the outstanding resources of all three healthcare organizations, will mean improved care for patients and families. The hard work and commitment to providing the best healthcare for our community is what we celebrate here today.”

Among the services that will be offered at the Primary Care Medical Center include Women’s Services and Pediatric care on the first floor, Adult Care on the second floor, the WIC Program on the second floor and Radiology and Blood Draw on the first floor.

“We’ve come to this milestone after literally thousands of hours of work, spanning more than five years,” said Suzanne P. Lagarde, MD, MBA, chief executive officer, Fair Haven Community Health Care. “The end result is an unprecedented opportunity to provide high quality care for the majority of New Haven’s low income and minority residents. Population health will be facilitated by an EMR that is shared by all three providers. This will also minimize duplication of services and will help us in addressing the social determinants of health. I am thrilled that we will oversee the pediatric primary care practice at the new location and will be able to expose trainees to the Community Health Center model of care. In the process, we hope to motivate some of these residents to dedicate their careers to the care of vulnerable populations.”

“Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center is pleased and honored to assume responsibility for the Adult Medicine and Women’s Health primary care practices at 150 Sargent Drive,” said Michael Taylor, CEO, Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center. “We look forward to this closer working relationship with YNHH faculty and staff, and are excited that this collaboration affords us an ideal opportunity to combine our respective areas of expertise to benefit Greater New Haven residents.”

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.