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What to Expect as a Patient


Are you a patient in the hospital? Your comfort and safety is important to us. Learn about:

Patient & Guest Relations

Need assistance but don’t know where to start? Speak with our Patient & Guest Relations Department.

If You Have Visitors

Do you expect visitors while in the hospital? We are here to support you and your guests.

Staying Safe in the Hospital

Keeping patients safe is a top priority. Learn useful tips for preventing falls as a patient in the hospital.

Complementary Services for Inpatients

We offer special services for our patients to reduce stress and alleviate pain.

Palliative Care

Do you face pain or other symptoms of a serious illness? Do you need help in choosing your care?

Planning for Discharge

Are you being discharged home, home with home care services, or to a rehab or nursing facility?

Your Rights as a Patient

Do you worry about facing difficult medical decisions? We offer information and advice to help you choose what’s best for you.

Spiritual Care & Ethics Committee

Do you have need of spiritual comfort or wish to speak with someone about an ethical dilemma? Learn more about our:

Electronic Medical Record

Learn more about the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) that is improving patient care throughout the hospital and entire Yale New Haven Health System.