Corporate Social Responsibility
As Connecticut's premier health care system and one of the largest employers in the state - Yale New Haven Health has a responsibility to the communities of southern New England that extends beyond our expertise in providing state-of-the-art medical care. Both as an organization and as individuals, we are deeply committed to doing good in the communities where we live and work, and every year thousands of families across the region benefit from the good work we do.
At all levels of our organization, we see corporate social responsibility as a logical extension of our values as a system - and a fundamental element of our professional culture. We invite you to embrace our commitment as your own.
Free & Charity Care
While efforts to make health insurance more affordable are ongoing nationwide, the fact remains that more and more individuals are either uninsured or underinsured. Yale New Haven Health serves two large urban centers and provides more free and charity care than any other hospital or system in Connecticut, as well as more than four times that of the average hospital statewide.
We recently became one of the nation's first health care systems to implement a sliding scale program to provide discounted care to low-income patients, and added catastrophic protection for patients whose hospitals bills exceed 10% of their household income. In addition, we provide enhanced financial counseling services to our patients and regularly advertise their availability to both our Spanish- and English-speaking patient populations.
Yale New Haven Health is proud to be recognized as a Center of Excellence for Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response - and to play a key role not only in ensuring the health and safety of families across southern New England, but in leading emergency preparedness nationwide:
Our innovative programs have trained more than 60,000 health care workers across the country in the most advanced preparedness and response strategies.
Our services now cover 60% of the state of Connecticut, including such potentially vulnerable areas as the entire New York border and deep-water ports in Bridgeport and New Haven.
Our advocacy efforts have led the way in obtaining grants from governmental and private organizations to fund the continued development of state-of-the-art services and programs.
Our leadership team continue to gain international prominence for their ideas and accomplishments, including at the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine meeting and in collaboration with the Joint Commission International, the Pan American Health Organization and the Southeast Asian Regional Office of the World Health Organization.
Clinical Service Coordination
As a progressive health system, Yale New Haven Health is committed to coordinating the efforts of all three member hospitals to provide increased access to advanced clinical services to individuals in all communities we serve. These efforts include:
The Yale-New Haven Cancer Network, which provides our clinicians and administrators with the opportunity to share best practices and data, as well as an evolving plan to collaborate on clinical trials. Bristol Hospital in Connecticut recently joined the network as a clinical participant.
YNHHS Cardiac Services, which in 2007 oversaw the development of a new agreement between the Yale School of Medicine and Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London, CT to ensure continued physician coverage of their angioplasty program.
The System Stroke InitiativeYale-New Haven Telestroke Network, which is devoted to enhancing stroke care at each System hospital.
The Yale-New Haven Pediatric Subspecialty Center at Greenwich Hospital, which brings physicians from a wide range of specialties at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital - including the renowned Yale Child Study Center - on-site to Greenwich Hospital.
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