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Historic building’s major makeover supports expanded YNHHS services 

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Yale New Haven leaders recently toured the newly renovated 175 Sherman Ave. building across from the Saint Raphael Campus, which includes expanded space for HVC, Occupational Medicine and Wellness and Outpatient Rehabilitation services.


Among those admiring the new spaces were (front row) Ivory Blount, RN, director, Occupational Medicine and Wellness Services, Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS) (left), and Elizabeth Fletcher, DNP, vice president, Heart and Vascular Services, Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), Back row, from left are: Stephen Carbery, vice president, Facilities Design, Construction and Real Estate, YNHHS Corporate Facilities; Keith Churchwell, MD, YNHH president; Vikki Winks, executive director, Rehabilitation Services and Executive Health, YNHH; Francine LoRusso, RN, senior vice president, Operations, and executive director, Heart and Vascular Services, Transplantation Center, Medicine and Radiology services, YNHHS; and Richard Lisitano, RPh, senior vice president, Operations, YNHH.

The historic brownstone church at 175 Sherman Ave. in New Haven has long attracted admiring glances from people driving or walking by. Unfortunately, the inside was … less than inspiring. That is, until recently.

On June 8, Yale New Haven leaders got a look at the newly renovated interior of the building, which houses expanded Heart and Vascular Center (HVC), Occupational Medicine and Wellness and Outpatient Rehabilitation services. 

Originally the Plymouth Congregational Church, built between 1894 and 1900, the building was converted to a synagogue in 1949, then to a medical office building in the 1980s. The former Hospital of Saint Raphael leased space in the building before Yale New Haven Hospital purchased it in 2012. 

Inside the newly renovated building Outpatient Rehabilitation Services expanded its physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology and other services.  

HVC patient care areas and offices occupy different floors of the building, with more space and additional capabilities for services such as cardiac rehabilitation, preventive cardiology and patient education.

Occupational Medicine and Wellness Services also have additional space for patients and staff.

The extensive renovation project also included new roofing, windows and skylights, a new elevator, mechanical systems, furniture and equipment, along with upgrades to the parking lot.