Yale-New Haven Hospital
About Yale-New Haven Hospital
Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) is a non-profit, 1,541-bed tertiary medical center receiving national and international referrals. Yale-New Haven Hospital includes Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital.
Relying on the skill and expertise of more than 4,500 university and community physicians and advanced practitioners, including more than 600 resident physicians, Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary, family-focused care in more than 100 medical specialty areas. As the primary teaching hospital for Yale School of Medicine (YSM), we have supervised physician residents and fellows supporting our medical staff by providing around-the-clock coverage and insightful, research-supported patient care.
Yale-New Haven Hospital regularly ranks among the best hospitals in the U.S. and is accredited by The Joint Commission. In conjunction with YSM and Yale Cancer Center, YNHH is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching and clinical research.
In addition to providing quality medical care to patients and families, Yale-New Haven Hospital is the second largest employer in the New Haven area with more than 12,000 employees. We are also the flagship member of Yale New Haven Health System.
Our culture is what defines us and fuels our accomplishments. It is a mutual expectation that together we will do great things and is what attracts professionals from every part of the world to our organization. This culture is one of the reasons why Yale-New Haven Hospital has been able to build a reputation for excellence in patient-care and outstanding medical services.
Throughout our history, our mission has been to provide the highest quality care for our patients, to be the primary teaching hospital for Yale School of Medicine, to provide a setting for groundbreaking medical research and to give back to our community through health education and access to care.
As an employer, our goal is to attract, hire and retain the very best workers for every job—and to give them the best possible chance of succeeding and continuously growing while they’re here.
It's this commitment that has helped us achieve the ranking of Employer of Choice by some of the country’s most respected organizations. It means our employees know that we’re just as committed to them as we are to our patients—and as innovative with our compensation packages, benefits and employee recognition programs as we are with our medical treatments.
We strive to create the best possible working environment for our employees—one where you’ll be consistently challenged to give your best and be rewarded and appreciated when you do.
We put a lot of effort into creating our comprehensive benefits packages because we understand that's what it takes to attract and retain the most talented professionals. And we listen to your feedback. We update and fine-tune our benefits packages based on what we hear from our employees. We're also proud to say we offer generous compensation packages and dynamic growth opportunities that will help you build your career.
The health and well being of our employees and their families is one of our top priorities. So we're proud to offer an extensive package of insurance benefits and bonuses, including:
As one of our valued employees, your life outside of the hospital is just as important to us as the time you spend inside it. Our extensive list of Work/Life benefits includes:
Our commitment to our employees continues even beyond the time you spend working at Yale-New Haven Hospital. So we offer the following retirement security programs as a benefit and a reward for your years of hard work:
We know that life can sometimes get in the way of work, and whether it's for a vacation in the Caribbean or an unforeseen injury, we try to give our employees as much time and flexibility as they need, including:
We operate on the belief that a team of people with diverse backgrounds can produce better ideas, better service and a genuine competitive advantage. Our dedication to cultural diversity means we concentrate on our shared strengths, unique perspectives and rich interplay of ideas and skills. This enables us to connect with and serve patients from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.
Opportunities For All
Our patient population and workforce reflect a mix of cultures, ages, religions and races which are understood and integrated in our organizational culture. And we want to support our employees in their desire for growth.
We provide access to a full-time, certified career counselor for all of our employees – in-person and online. Our career counseling services outlines plans for advancement in your chosen field and helps those who are interested in advanced education. An on-site school at work program is also offered, giving employees an opportunity to refresh or develop skills and to be better prepared as they pursue their formal education.
Recruitment and Community Outreach
In conjunction with community organizations such as IRIS, VA Hospital, Strive New Haven and Easter Seals, we provide opportunities to a diverse group within our community. We offer an annual minority scholarship program for local students planning to further their education in the fields of nursing or allied health. To foster our diversity outreach efforts, we attend annual career fairs at identified HBC colleges and universities.
Our dedication to cultural diversity in our community extends beyond outreach efforts. We partner with and support a wide-variety of causes including:
- Local and State NAACP
- Southern CT Black Nurses Association
- The Urban League of Southern CT
- Junta for Progressive Action
- National Hispanic Heritage Organization
- The Deaf MD foundation
- The Jewish Community Center
- Health Projects
- The SARAH Foundation for Disabilities
- Women and Family Health Center for Domestic Violence and Health Issues
Yale-New Haven Hospital has been recognized for our diversity efforts by AARP and as a recipient of the Eve Award.
We believe that our hospital doesn’t stand apart from the community, but is an essential component of it. It’s where our patients go when they are discharged, our employees live, our children play, and our families grow. We are, after all, one of the New Haven area’s largest employers. Caring for our communities, helping them become healthy and happy is at the very heart of our mission.
Caring for Underserved Patients
Providing top-notch care in the New Haven community means caring for a number of people who may find it difficult to pay for routine health services. We take great pride in offering extensive charity and free care, as well as one of the most generous financial assistance policies in the country. We’ve developed a number of programs—includingThe Primary Care Center and The Women’s Care Center at Yale-New Haven—dedicated to meeting the needs of uninsured or underinsured patients. And our Wellness Information Network helps link uninsured patients who come to the Emergency Department with potential primary care physicians.
Special Care for Families
As part of our commitment to the community, we’re proud to play a leadership role in women’s and children’s health care issues. We’ve developed a wide range of programs to support women and children, including:
- The Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, which provides free routine mammograms, clinical breast exams and Pap smears to eligible women over 40.
- The Strategic Alliance for Learning, Outreach and Networking (S.A.L.O.N.) partnership with regional beauty salons provides breast health education and screening outreach services to African-American and Hispanic women over 50.
- The Yale-New Haven Mobile Mammography Van has performed more than 10,000 screenings across the region since 2002.
- The largest Women, Infant and Children (WIC) nutrition program in New Haven, administered through the Pediatric Primary Care Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
- Numerous parenting programs and parental support services, including emotional support, educational play programs and Motherhead—which uses children’s literature to help new moms understand the benefits of reading to children.
Being a Good Neighbor
As a hospital, as individuals and as members of the New Haven community, we’re proud to sponsor and participate in a number of programs and activities that benefit the people of Southern Connecticut. Working closely with community organizations, public agencies, the clergy, elected officials and community leaders, we work hard to improve the quality of life for our neighbors.
- Community-wide initiatives, launched each year, address a variety of key issues, like substance abuse, asthma treatment and managing diabetes.
- Our School-to-Career program in partnership with area schools has built a foundation for future job growth and has put hundreds of students on the path to a brighter future.
- We spend more than $9 million annually in a variety of public health programs.
- We also invest in many community programs, including the Mayor’s Youth Initiative, a Summer Jobs Program for city teens, Mentor New Haven, the Boys and Girls Clubs of New Haven, and expanded public day care for the city of New Haven.
- We’ve created Housing programs for low-income families in New Haven’s Hill neighborhood, and an Employee Home Ownership Assistance Program to help employees purchase homes in the city.
- Yale-New Haven Hospital is an active participant in the City of New Haven Homeless Advisory Commission, which is in the midst of a 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness in the city.
- The Yale-New Haven Hospital Latino Advisory Council is designed to enhance the relationship between the hospital and New Haven’s large Latino community.
- We also worked with local businesses, community, religious, health care and social service leaders to form the Yale-New Haven Hospital Community Council, which meets three times each year to discuss important city issues.
We also worked with local businesses, community, religious, health care and social service leaders to form the Yale-New Haven Hospital Community Council, which meets three times each year to discuss important city issues.
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Yale-New Haven Hospital full-time (more than an year)Pros
Excellent opportunity to learn and practice.Cons
Too big and beaurucratic if you are looking to work for a team or become part of a family while working.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Take care of all your employees and not just the few (e.g. doctors and nurses). Everyone makes a difference.Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEO
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Getting an Interview
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Looking for an ED assignment. Advertised job seemed challenging. They were willing to train me for procedures I wasn't familiar with. Only 12 hour shifts available, which was disappointing.Interview Questions
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- How much experience do you have with blood draws and starting IVs? Answer Question
Only 12 hour shifts availableDeclined OfferPositive Experience
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