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Dr. Sabina Lim of Hamden appointed executive director of Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital

4/7/2011 — Sabina Lim, MD, MPH, of Hamden, has been named executive director of Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital (YNHPH). Dr. Lim has worked in psychiatry at Yale New Haven since 2005. Dr. Lim was the associate medical director of YNHPH since 2009 and acting administrative director since 2010. She is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Lim, who is board-certified in psychiatry, earned her BS from the University of Michigan, her Master's in Public Health from Columbia University, and her medical degree from State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. She completed her psychiatry residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and served as chief resident. She became the residency site training director for the Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and the associate residency program director for the department of psychiatry. She was also an attending psychiatrist on the adolescent inpatient unit of YNHPH.

Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital is a full-service psychiatric hospital which includes a 73-bed psychiatric inpatient facility and a variety of intensive outpatient specialty programs. YNHPH offers a full range of innovative and advanced treatments to adolescent, adult and geriatric patients with psychiatric and substance abuse problems. YNHPH is committed to providing outstanding and expert care, promoting advancements in the field of psychiatry and educating the next generation of psychiatrists.

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), part of Yale New Haven Health, is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine (YSM). Founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826, today, YNHH has two New Haven-based campuses, and also includes Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties.