Construction under way for new University Health Services Center
In summer 2008 construction began on the new University Health Services Center, a state-of-the-art facility that will support Yale’s ability to provide healthcare to students, faculty, and staff.
“The new center will play a key role in supporting our mission by offering enhanced services and expanded access to our members in a beautiful, convenient, and environmentally friendly location,” said Paul Genecin, director of Yale University Health Services (YUHS).
Expanded center to promote easy access and efficient, quality care
Located at 55 Lock Street, the new University Health Services Center will feature four floors and more than 137,000 square feet of space. With ample room for both inpatient and outpatient services, the larger facility will help increase operational efficiency and support growth in the population of students, faculty, and staff seeking care. More space will also allow for the introduction of new medical equipment and computers, reducing the need to outsource services and positioning YUHS to respond to evolving healthcare practices.
This project also includes separate buildings to house a security monitoring station and a parking garage, which will provide 323 new parking spaces. As a result, patients and visitors will be able to safely and conveniently access the center as pedestrians and by car.
Designs for the three buildings by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects will complement the style of neighboring structures, including Ingalls Rink and the Rose Center, home of the Yale University Police Department. Utilizing non-traditional shapes, the architects plan to configure the center to maximize energy efficiency and capture natural light. Exam rooms and hallways will also be constructed to promote privacy and ensure the efficient flow of patients and staff.
Donors to support new vision for healthcare facilities, programs, and staff
Donor support will play an important part in realizing Yale’s vision for this new center. Giving will not only help fund the construction of the new buildings, but also secure resources for staff and programs. The University is seeking gifts for the inpatient care facility, student medicine clinic, healing garden, mental health clinic, and patient rooms. In addition, there are opportunities to support an athletic medicine fund, a director’s resource fund, a student health education fund, and endowments for key leadership positions.
Scheduled to open in early 2010, the Health Services Center will become the new home of YUHS, replacing its current location at 17 Hillhouse Avenue. YUHS cares for the medical needs of all Yale students and 70 percent of faculty and staff.
(November 25, 2008)