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Physician Integration

We offer multiple opportunities for physicians—employed and independent—to align and integrate with Yale New Haven Health. While the healthcare landscape is changing to meet the challenges of value-based care, the true constant to success rests with physicians. Their knowledge, expertise, insight and participation are vital to creating new delivery models focused on seamless, clinically integrated care.

Building Relationships, Transforming Practice, Embracing Quality 

Yale New Haven Health is committed to working with physicians, corporate members, network participants and their affiliated physicians and other partners to:
  • Enhance current specialty networks, medical management and clinical development initiatives
  • Develop new specialty networks 
  • Identify physician development opportunities
  • Facilitate the coordination of needed accessible specialty services in areas where local resources are lacking
  • Provide managed care contracting assistance 
  • Develop residency, teaching, CME and clinical programs
  • Establish joint quality improvement initiatives through physician-led programs

NEMG: Our Multispecialty Medical Foundation
Northeast Medical Group (NEMG) is our not-for-profit, system-wide physician group. As part of NEMG, physicians and their practices receive the support of a broad multispecialty network that has advanced administrative, management and clinical systems—plus access to resources available only through Yale New Haven Health. Learn more about NEMG.

Our Specialty Networks

Heart and Vascular Center

Led by Yale New Haven Hospital, the Heart and Vascular Center brings 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 Center has developed strong referral relationships with medical center- 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, an alliance of physicians and hospitals in Connecticut, 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 many 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
  • 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.

TeleStroke Network

Yale New Haven Health System, with the Yale New Haven Stroke Center, created the state's first telemedicine stroke program in 2008. Yale New Haven TeleStroke Network uses high-speed network videoconferencing and image-sharing technology with partner hospitals to assess and consult rapidly with partners on treatment options for acute stroke victims. Members include Lawrence + Memorial and Sharon hospitals. As part of the TeleStroke Network, subscribing hospitals can provide expert acute stroke care for patients without transferring patients to Yale New Haven Hospital for diagnosis. The Center is a state-designated primary stroke center, and a nationally-designated primary stroke center through The Joint Commission.