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The team with YNHHS’ Home Hospital program celebrated the program’s first anniversary in June. The program provides acute, inpatient-level care to patients in the New Haven and Bridgeport areas in their homes.

YNHHS Home Hospital program celebrates one-year anniversary

June 7 marked the one-year anniversary of Yale New Haven Health’s Home Hospital program, which has provided acute, inpatient-level care to 457 patients in their homes.

YNHHS clinicians and their family members were among the program’s patients this past year.

“I was very impressed by the excellent providers, both physicians and nursing staff, who were passionate about delivering patient care in a seamless, patient-centered fashion,” said one clinician whose family member received Home Hospital care. “They set us at ease as we were going through a tough moment in his life and humanized (patient’s) experience of being a patient. He and I were able to obtain restful sleep at home, minimize interruptions at nights, and focus on what was important to make him better”.

The program is for adults living within 25 miles of Bridgeport or Yale New Haven hospitals who meet certain clinical and social criteria. Nurses provide in-person care twice a day, and a team of YNHHS physicians and nurses provide telehealth care. Advance practice providers also see patients in-person as directed by a physician, who performs daily virtual rounds.

Home Hospital patients can have lab draws, intravenous fluids, intravenous antibiotics, medications and medical equipment such as oxygen and nebulizers at home. The program currently accepts most insurance plans and traditional Medicare.

“We appreciate all the teams who contributed to the growth of the Home Hospital program,’ said Olukemi Akande, MD, physician executive director, Post-Acute Care, and Home Hospital medical director. “We are grateful for the ability to further our health system’s vision to enhance the lives of our patients by providing access to high-value, patient centered care.”

Learn more about Home Hospital at YNHHS.