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For the year 2002. Year ending September 30, 2002.

Publication Date

Spring 4-1-2003


Harty Press


New Haven, CT


Teaching hospital. patient and community education. New Clinical Program Development Fund. advancing medicine. Research. National Institutes of Health (NIH). community service. health education. Primary Care. Women’s Center. patient care. emergency department. Yale-New Haven Heart Center. Yale Cancer Center. patient safety committee. AVOID (Adverse Drug Outcome Intervention Detection). Computerized physician order entry system (10 years old). Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). U.S. News & World Report (11 years of nation’s top hospitals). Six Sigma. Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE). South Pavilion renovation. Patient satisfaction. Free and uncompensated care. YNHH and the Greater New Haven Partnership for a Healthy Community. Residency training programs. Patient beds. Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS). Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). September 11 (911). Development.


The title of this annual report is, “Finding the Right Hospital.” The idea expressed is learning more about hospitals in your area to make an informed decision on which hospital is right for you. YNHH’s qualities include teaching and education, advancing medicine, community service, and patient care. The year-end message contains detailed information on developments of the hospital during the year on pages 14-16. Quality of care and patient safety were two main themes of the year. New office of emergency preparedness created as a response to the events of September 11, 2001. Small “In Memoriam” section for physicians who have passed.

Images throughout the report related to patient care. A blue hospital sign is on the cover.

Finding the Right Hospital  2002 Annual Report  Yale-New Haven Hospital