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The hospital expects to break ground on the new building in 2022 and have it operational in three years.
"Our leadership stepped up and did an amazing job, and I was so impressed with our staff, which never missed a beat," Roth said. "They ran to meet the challenge, as opposed to running away from the challenge.”
The hospital also announced that Marc Kosak has been appointed its chief operating officer.
The COVID-19 Unit will include designated rooms where staff can don and doff personal protective equipment (PPE), including isolation gowns, gloves, N95 respirators, face shields, and/or positive pressure protective suits.
She will also continue as a professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at the Yale School of Medicine.
Yale New Haven Health System CEO Marna Borgstrom said that while various models differ, “the arc of the curve (of positive cases) is slowing down and tailing off.”
“We have had patients having to travel 40-50 miles for cancer care, particularly with post-surgical procedures when they’re not feeling well," hospital president Norman Roth said. “There’s no reason to have to continue to do that.”
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) State Laboratory has identified three additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, Gov Ned Lamont announced today. To...
Last year, the hospital handled more than 40,000 emergency visits -- about 110 patients a day.