2017 Emerging Frontline Healthcare Worker Champion: Yale New Haven Hospital

Founded in 1826, Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) is the primary teaching hospital for Yale University School of Medicine and serves the entire state of Connecticut. The 1,541-bed facility offers a range of services, including oncology, transplantation and pediatrics. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked YNHH in the top 50 hospitals in the country in 11 different specialties including geriatrics (10th), psychiatry (10th) and pulmonology (12th).

YNHH strives to be an employer of choice in its region, and encourages and supports its frontline employees to develop professionally through education efforts and career-advancement opportunities. Beginning in 2010, YNHH further formalized that commitment by hiring a career counselor, who—along with the hospital’s human resource diversity manager—developed a marketing strategy to advertise to employees the many careerdevelopment services that YNHH offers.