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neurosciences center

This architect’s rendering shows the two new towers and two new parking garages (with solar panel-enhanced roofs) to be built on the Saint Raphael Campus as part of the neurosciences center and bed tower project. After a COVID-related pause, the project has re-started. 


After a pandemic-related pause, neurosciences project is moving forward

COVID-19 might have paused the Saint Raphael Campus neurosciences center and inpatient bed tower plans, but the pandemic has yielded valuable lessons for the project that will enhance the quality of care and safety for patients and staff. 

The project, first announced in 2019, will fulfill Yale New Haven’s vision of providing a unique setting for patients seeking innovative neurosciences care, from treatment for movement disorders to procedures for neuro-regeneration. 

Original plans called for constructing two new towers that will include 214 inpatient beds; completing Verdi building renovations; expanding the SRC Emergency Department, Diagnostic Radiology and Interventional Radiology; and adding patient and employee parking.

Updated plans include these and other components – some of which reflect lessons learned from COVID-19:

  • Building all new inpatient rooms to an ICU level of care to allow for the greatest flexibility
  • Creating additional negative pressure rooms 
  • Locating certain neurosciences ambulatory clinics and services off site to optimize inpatient facilities and enhance patient access
  • Creating a new outpatient ambulatory center 

The revised plans do not change the physical size of the project, which will be built within the existing footprint of the SRC, bordered by Sherman Avenue and George Street. Planning, design and other preparatory work is under way. Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2022; the new towers are anticipated to open in fall 2026 or winter 2027.

Watch for updates on the neurosciences and bed tower project in future communications.