Richard D’Aquila addresses high census, impact on staff
YNHH President Richard D’Aquila offers employees a look at how the hospital is addressing higher patient volume today while looking at the volume trends over the next few years.
In a video available on the Yale New Haven Hospital intranet, D’Aquila summarizes key work currently underway to increase hospital bed capacity. He notes that the hospital has reached record demand for services, with never before seen inpatient census numbers. He acknowledges that high patient volumes lead to increased stress across the hospital and that leadership is accelerating efforts to recruit more experienced staff and address vacancies.