Yale New Haven Hospital opens Rehabilitation and Wellness Center at Milford Hospital

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

new haven, ct — Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) opened an inpatient Rehabilitation and Wellness Center at Milford Hospital with a ribbon-cutting celebration on June 23.

"This is an important step in our journey to build a statewide destination musculoskeletal network, and we are proud to be partnering with Milford Hospital to provide the best care possible to our patients in southern Connecticut," said Richard D'Aquila, president, Yale New Haven Hospital. "Our center offers a number of intensive rehabilitation therapies — physical, occupational and speech — in a patient focused and easily accessible environment, designed to help our patients regain their independence and get back to their normal lives faster."

The rehabilitation and wellness medical team is equipped and staffed to treat patients who have experienced an array of conditions requiring specialized and intensive rehabilitation including stroke, neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome and Parkinson's disease, amputation of a lower extremity, hip fracture, major multiple trauma, spinal cord and brain injuries and various forms of arthritis.

The Rehabilitation and Wellness Center is designed for soothing, holistic healing to treat and bring comfort to the body, mind and spirit. The 24-bed unit is staffed by Yale New Haven Hospital physicians and rehabilitation nurses. Specially designed rooms have larger beds and higher weight capacity to accommodate the needs of all patients.

The staff will also train family members or caregivers to assist the patient when returning home as well as arrange for medical equipment or home-care services if needed.

The Wellness and Rehabilitation Center officially opens July 1.

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