Yale New Haven Health System
The combined facilities of the Yale School of Medicine, the Yale School of Nursing, the Yale School of Public Health, the Yale Child Study Center, the Yale New Haven Hospital, and the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven constitute the Yale New Haven Health System. The Connecticut Mental Health Center is closely affiliated with this complex. In affiliation with Yale University, and through delivery networks in Bridgeport and Greenwich, the larger Yale New Haven Health System provides comprehensive, cost-effective patient care; educates health professionals; and advances clinical care.
Yale School of Medicine
The Yale School of Medicine offers courses leading to the degree of Doctor of Medicine. In addition, there are programs for postdoctoral training in the basic medical sciences and the clinical disciplines. A Physician Associate program and a Physician Assistant Online program are also offered, which award a Master of Medical Science (Physician Associate) degree. Clinical facilities for instruction are available at Yale New Haven Health System, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and at various community hospitals in Connecticut with which the School is affiliated. The School of Medicine provides opportunity for students in nursing to extend their knowledge both through formal courses of study and informally through clinical conferences and rounds, where problems of patient care are discussed by doctors, nurses, and other health professionals. Dean, Nancy J. Brown, M.D.
Yale School of Public Health
The Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) provides leadership to protect and improve the health of the public through innovative research, policy analysis, and education that draw upon multidisciplinary scholarship from across the graduate and professional programs at Yale. In accordance with the School’s mission and goals, YSPH serves local, national, and international communities by developing and demonstrating solutions to major public health problems and promoting leadership in public health, both at home and around the world. YSPH offers courses leading to the degree of Master of Public Health. Dean, Sten H. Vermund, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale Child Study Center
The Yale Child Study Center is an academic, clinical, and research center devoted to improving the understanding and treatment of children with psychiatric and developmental problems. The center functions as the Department of Child Psychiatry for the School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital. It has three major missions: to increase knowledge about children from infancy through adolescence using systematic research, to educate professionals concerned with children’s development, and to provide clinical services to children with psychiatric and developmental disorders and to their families. To achieve these goals, the center faculty and staff comprise professionals from the major disciplines concerned with children, including child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, child psychiatric nurses, social workers, speech pathologists, educators, pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, child psychoanalysts, geneticists, public health planners, and lawyers. Engaged in a broad range of research programs, educational activities, consultation, and service provision, these professionals educate the next generation of professionals for leadership roles throughout the United States and abroad.
The combined service, education, and research mission of the center fosters an environment in which students can further their interest in child development and contribute to the field of developmental psychology. Collaboration with the University occurs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
The Outpatient Clinic offers direct mental health services to children from birth to age eighteen at the Child Study Center and in school-based clinics in New Haven public schools. There are several specialty clinics that provide consultation for children with tic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and developmental disorders, and there is a psychopharmacology consultation service. The Outpatient Clinic provides school-based mental health services in inner-city schools and walk-in immediate-access service in the clinic. The Yale Children’s Psychiatric Inpatient Service, a collaborative program of Yale New Haven Hospital and the Child Study Center, provides inpatient and partial hospital care for children between the ages of four and fourteen. Community-based child and adolescent mental health services include the Family Support Service for vulnerable children and families; in-home psychiatric services; and the Child Development and Community Policing Program, a collaboration between the Child Study Center and the New Haven Department of Police Services to serve children exposed to violence and other trauma. Director, Linda C. Mayes, M.D.
Yale New Haven Hospital
Founded in 1826 as Connecticut’s first and the nation’s fifth hospital, today Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), affiliated with Yale University Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, ranks among the premier medical centers in the nation. The Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, which opened in 1993, features new maternity facilities and the most comprehensive pediatric services between Boston and New York. Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven—a partnership between YNHH, Yale School of Medicine, and the nationally designated Yale Cancer Center—opened in fall 2009 and consolidated the inpatient and outpatient cancer services into one facility. There are also eleven Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers at convenient locations throughout the region, delivering high-quality cancer care in the community.
Both an academic medical center hospital and a community hospital, Yale New Haven Hospital provides primary and specialized care in three inpatient pavilions and offers more than ninety medical and surgical specialty services, including anesthesiology, organ transplantation, cardiology, psychiatry, newborn special care, and geriatric assessment.
In September 2012, YNHH acquired the assets of the Hospital of Saint Raphael, located on Chapel Street in New Haven and now named Yale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus. This integration allows YNHH to provide the region with more coordinated, comprehensive care. The YSN Midwifery Service is located on the Saint Raphael Campus.
Yale New Haven Hospital is the primary clinical campus for the Yale School of Nursing. There are many joint appointments between the staff of the nursing service and the faculty of the nursing school who collaborate closely in the education of students and improvement of patient care. Yale New Haven Hospital’s commitment to excellence in nursing care attracts highly qualified nurses to its staff, many of whom serve as role models to the rest of the staff and nursing students who use the clinical facilities of the hospital. The hospital is also the flagship hospital of the Yale New Haven Health System, a fully integrated provider of comprehensive health care to individuals, families, and employees of large and small businesses. In addition, as a strong regional provider network, currently composed of Bridgeport, Connecticut; Greenwich, Connecticut; Westerly, Rhode Island; and Yale New Haven hospitals, the system includes relations with insurance companies, managed care companies, physician practices, and employers throughout the state. Chief Executive Officer, Marna P. Borgstrom, M.P.H.; President, Richard D’Aquila; Chief Nursing Executive, Beth Beckman, D.N.Sc.
Northeast Medical Group
Part of the Yale New Haven Health System, Northeast Medical Group is a not-for-profit multispecialty medical foundation established in 2010. It has more than 130 community practices in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Westchester County, New York. Chief Executive Officer, Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.
Connecticut Mental Health Center
The Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC) is an urban community mental health center, owned by the State of Connecticut and operated by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services in partnership with Yale University Department of Psychiatry. Founded in 1966, the CMHC has a long tradition of serving disadvantaged persons with serious illness from diverse cultural backgrounds. The center provides innovative services and solutions to challenging problems of patient care, drawing on research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of behavioral disorders.
CMHC treats individuals suffering from severe and persistent psychosis, depression, anxiety, and addictions (including alcoholism, cocaine, and gambling), as well as those with coexisting mental health and addiction problems. Several treatments in either an inpatient or an outpatient setting are available. Special clinics include the Hispanic Clinic (for Spanish-speaking individuals) and a clinic in West Haven that offers services to children and their families. The center also runs distinct outreach programs for individuals who are homeless, at risk for mental illness, of involved with the criminal justice system.
In addition, the center is committed to educating the next generation of behavioral health professionals, who will not only care for the seriously ill but also continue the missions of education and research into the nature and treatment of serious mental and addictive disorders.
The organization and activities of the Nursing Department reflect the integration of the clinical care and academic dimensions of nursing. This integration is achieved through joint appointments with faculty of the Yale School of Nursing.
Nurses practice in a range of patient care settings in the center, providing services to individuals, groups, and families, as well as attending to community-wide mental health concerns. Chief Executive Officer, Michael Sernyak, M.D.; Director of Nursing, Anjana Sharma, R.N.