May 2015

YNHH recognized for stroke care

At the International Stroke Conference in February, the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognized Yale-New Haven Hospital as an Elite Target Stroke hospital. Hospitals awarded this designation have administered IV tPA medications to dissolve blood clots within 60 minutes of ischemic stroke patients’ arrival at least 75 percent of the time over the period of a year.

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April 2015

Medical Staff Bulletin reports new performance metrics

Given the relative stability of Yale-New Haven Hospital's performance on the Core Measures, the metrics displayed and updated quarterly in this section of the Medical Staff Bulletin have changed to include patient and safety quality measures (hand hygiene compliance, CAUTI cases and High Reliability Organization event reporting as part of the current Performance Incentive Plan program) and corporate quality objectives (30-day all cause readmission rate, ED treat and release median and AHRQ PSI-12 perioperative pulmonary embolism (PE)/ deep vein thrombosis (DVT) rate.

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March 2015

YNHH observes National Doctors' Day for Attending Medical Staff on April 2

Please join your colleagues in the East Pavilion Special Events Area on the York Street Campus (YSC) to celebrate National Doctors' Day on Thursday, April 2, with a special breakfast served from 7 - 8 am. All Attending Medical Staff are invited to attend. The event will continue to alternate between YSC and Saint Raphael Campus each year. No RSVP is required.

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February 2015

YNHH part of national effort to improve surgery quality

Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH), as a member of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP), is part of a national program involving 604 other hospitals, that shares data on surgery-related complications with surgeons throughout the United States. Under the program, YNHH tracks patients for 30 days after surgery, collecting detailed information related to hospital-acquired infections, readmissions, deep vein thrombosis and other patient safety indicators. The hospital also tracks data on surgical site infections (SSIs); reducing SSIs remains an important component of the hospital's corporate objectives.

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January 2015

Ebola update: YNHH continues training, readiness efforts

Although the U.S. had not had a recent confirmed case of Ebola as of late December, and it's been three months since Yale-New Haven cared for a suspected case, the hospital has increased its planning and preparations for possible future patients.

Read the January 2015 issue here