About Yale New Haven Health System
Yale New Haven Health System is committed to working with its corporate members, network participants and their affiliated physicians and other partners to:
- Enhance current specialty networks, medical management and clinical development initiatives
- Identify additional specialty network and physician development opportunities
- Facilitate the coordination of and access to specialty services in delivery networks where local resources are not available to meet the need
- Provide managed care contracting assistance in conjunction with the Managed Care Network
Contact: Gayle Capozzalo, (203) 688-2605
Heart and Vascular Center
Led by Yale-New Haven Hospital, the Heart and Vascular Center brings together cardiac and vascular surgeons, cardiologists and interventional radiologists from Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale School of Medicine, Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital and The Westerly Hospital. The Heart and Vascular Center has developed strong referral relationships with both medical center-based and community-based heart and vascular physicians, sharing best practices and enhanced quality and safety systems. The Heart and Vascular Center has enhanced access to primary angioplasty and catheterization, ventricular assist device implants and the latest in cardiac surgery, including heart transplants. It has also developed ambulatory case management tools and reporting systems for its managed care contracts.
Smilow Cancer Hospital Network
Smilow Cancer Hospital Network is an alliance of physicians and hospitals in Connecticut that provides patients with outstanding expertise in cancer treatment and access to the latest discoveries in cancer research. Led by Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center — the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive care center in Connecticut — Smilow Cancer Hospital Network offers clinicians access to tools and knowledge that can help guide decision-making in the management of cancer, as well as maximize the quality and safety of cancer care and a referral network for patients seeking second opinions or requiring tertiary care. In addition to the flagship Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven, Yale New Haven Health has 10 care centers across the region along with Smilow Cancer Hospital's Greenwich campus.
Yale-New Haven Children's Pediatric Network
The Yale-New Haven Children's Pediatric Network creates partnerships with hospitals and physicians to enhance the overall health, quality and safety of pediatric patients. Services include consultation on the affiliate hospital's pediatric program, emergency department management and physician coverage, access to evidence-based pediatric protocols, pediatric specialist tele-consultation and the development of disease management protocols for asthma and other chronic conditions. Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital pediatric services available to affiliates include: pediatric emergency department, newborn special care, inpatient pediatric units, pediatric intensive care, a pediatric surgery center, interdisciplinary outpatient pediatric specialty centers and psychiatric services for children and adolescents.
Yale New Haven Health System, in conjunction with Yale-New Haven Stroke Center, created the state's first telemedicine stroke program in 2008. Yale-New Haven TeleStroke Network utilizes high-speed network videoconferencing and image-sharing technology with partner hospitals to rapidly assess and consult with partners on treatment options for acute stroke victims. Members include Lawrence and Memorial Hospital (L&M) in New London and Sharon Hospital. The TeleStroke Network allows subscribing hospitals to provide expert acute stroke care for patients without transferring the patient to YNHH for diagnosis. Yale-New Haven Stroke Center is a state-designated primary stroke center, and a nationally-designated primary stroke center through The Joint Commission.
Clinical planning, educational program enhancements and quality improvement
YNHHS facilitates discussions on the development and expansion of residency, teaching and key clinical programs, as well as consultative service relationships and CME programs. We work together to explore systemwide clinical service lines that will improve quality, increase access and enhance physician communication and practices across the system. YNHHS also facilitates joint quality improvement initiatives among its physicians through a range of physician-led programs for both inpatient and ambulatory care.