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Overview of Yale-New Haven Hospital

Yale New Haven Hospital was founded as the General Hospital Society of Connecticut in 1826. The first hospital building opened in 1833 on seven-and-a-half acres of land between Cedar Street and Howard Avenue, and Davenport and Congress Avenues. The original 13-bed hospital, called the State Hospital, was designed by prominent New Haven architect Ithiel Town and cost $13,000. Today, YNHH is a 1,541-bed private, nonprofit teaching hospital that ranks among the premier medical centers in the nation.

The services provided are as follows - Cancer (Oncology), Children's (Pediatrics), Heart & Vascular, Musculoskeletal Care, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Transplantation, Women's Health, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging.

Total beds: 1541

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospital

No of Affiliated Doctors: 2221

Specialities: Multi Speciality
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73% Patients that would definitely recommend ( 1% higher than the national average )

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Delivered my son at Yale last November. First child, and the nurses and doctors were so attentive to me. There was someone in my room at all times and the nurses did everything to make me feel comfortable.

  • Date Visited 02-2020
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Recommended: Yes


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The hospital accepts various types of health insurance, but individual coverage may be variable. You should check with your insurance whether the hospital is in network or not. You can make payment via online, cash, credit card or debit card.

New Haven Union Station

Tweed New Haven Airport

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