10 Things to Know About Yale-New Haven Hospital

Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital is one the most established academic medical centers in the country, as it has discovered major medical breakthroughs and led pioneering research.

Here are 10 things to know about Yale-New Haven Hospital, which is the teaching hospital of the Yale Schools of Medicine and Nursing.

1. Marna Borgstrom is CEO of Yale-New Haven Hospital and is also the president and CEO of the hospital's parent organization, Yale New Haven Health System.

2. James Staten, a certified public accountant, serves as CFO of Yale-New Haven Hospital and has been with the system since 2000.

3. Yale-New Haven Hospital has 1,008 staffed beds and includes the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital.

4. The hospital has more than 8,500 employees, including 3,600 university and community physicians and advanced practitioners across more than 100 medical specialties.

5. Last year, Yale-New Haven Hospital recorded total revenue of $3.98 billion and a net income of $84.7 million for a 2.1 percent operating margin.

6. Inpatient discharges in 2011 totaled 57,451, and outpatient visits reached 701,469. The emergency department had 137,911 visits, and the hospital provided more than 300,000 days of patient care.

7. For 20 straight years, Yale-New Haven Hospital has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top hospital across several specialties. Last year, it ranked nationally in 12 of the 16 medical specialties studied.

8. Yale-New Haven Hospital was founded in 1826 as the first hospital in Connecticut. In 1862, it was converted to a military hospital to serve Union soldiers during the Civil War.

9. In 1975, physicians part of Yale University and Yale-New Have Hospital identified and named Lyme disease after the infectious disease was found in three towns in Connecticut, one of which was the town of Lyme.

10. Yale-New Haven Hospital is home to several firsts in the field of medicine. It was the first hospital to use chemotherapy as a cancer treatment in the United States, and it was also the site of where the first artificial heart pump was developed (which is now displayed at the Smithsonian), among several others.

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