Yale New Haven Hospital to open specialty facility in Old Saybrook

Yale New Haven Hospital has announced plans to bring advanced specialty medical care to Middlesex and New London Counties. The hospital will begin renovations at 633 Old Middlesex Turnpike in Old Saybrook to develop an easily accessible, state-of-the-art outpatient facility, complete with the latest technology and amenities.

"We are very excited to be opening a comprehensive destination outpatient specialty care center in Old Saybrook," said Richard D'Aquila, president of YNHH. "Yale New Haven Hospital is the premier medical center in Connecticut for complex care, and our new Old Saybrook Medical Center allows us to bring Yale New Haven quality care and expertise directly to our patients living in eastern Connecticut. It will truly be a unique specialty medical center in Middlesex and New London Counties."

The Old Saybrook Medical Center will offer a broad array of clinical services including pediatric specialty services, a comprehensive Smilow Cancer Care Center, musculoskeletal services, urology and vascular services, among others.

"Old Saybrook welcomes Yale New Haven Hospital," said Old Saybrook First Selectman Carl P. Fortuna, Jr. "We are a logical geographic destination for YNHH to offer its superior outpatient medical care. YNHH's world class services will be of great benefit to our residents and the entire southeastern Connecticut community."

The Old Saybrook Medical Center is slated to open in the spring of 2015.

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