Hospital chief ends rocky tenure

September 30, 2005
This weekend, Yale-New Haven Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Zaccagnino will hand over his position to current Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Marna Borgstrom, the first woman to assume the top post in the hospital’s history. Borgstrom, who has worked at Yale-New Haven for 26 years, will inherit an institution marked »

Cancer center delay sparks blame game

September 29, 2005
The most expensive development project in New Haven’s history is about to miss its first deadline. Yale-New Haven Hospital, which planned to break ground for a new $430 million cancer center before the end of September, obtained approval from the state for its center plans earlier this month but no timeline has been set for »

Y-NH plan is questioned

September 22, 2005
New parking areas included in Yale-New Haven Hospital’s proposed $430 million cancer center plan will encroach upon the Hill and Dwight neighborhoods, city residents complained during a meeting last night at the New Haven Public Library. The meeting — held by the five-year-old advocacy group the New Haven Urban Design League — featured a slide »

Invention treats bone fractures

September 21, 2005
A School of Medicine professor has helped create two inventions that may allow doctors to prevent and treat painful bone fractures more efficiently. In an agreement announced Monday, the University has given New Jersey-based biopharmaceutical company Unigene Laboratories exclusive rights to license the inventions, discovered jointly by orthopedic surgery professor Agnes Vignery and two Unigene »

Public Health to offer joint degree

September 20, 2005
Undergraduates interested in public health will now be able to get a master’s degree in five years, through a new joint program. The Yale School of Public Health will begin taking applications this spring for its Select Program in Public Health, a five-year combined bachelor’s and master’s degree track for undergraduates similar to those offered »

City plans for cancer center traffic

September 16, 2005
Projected congestion in the area of Yale-New Haven Hospital’s proposed cancer center has led a city agency to present the Board of Aldermen with suggestions to consider managing traffic. The report, submitted this month by Department of Traffic and Parking director Paul Wessel, cautions that the new center would add at least 1,142 additional trips »

Yale docs help in Miss.

September 15, 2005
When an old man with emphysema asked cardiologist and Yale professor Brian Swirsky for batteries, the doctor hesitated. Swirsky was afraid the man wanted to power a radio to hear the news — a low priority in Gulfport, Miss., where Hurricane Katrina left thousands without electricity or medical care. But Swirsky was moved to learn »

Former Yale doctor sues YUHS

September 13, 2005
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. A former chief of internal medicine at Yale University Health Services is suing the center and its top officials for age and disability discrimination. Dr. Jon Fessel ’59 MED ’63 of Fairfield claims his former employer and healthcare provider failed to treat the »

Cancer center moves one step forward

September 9, 2005
The Connecticut Office of Health Care Access approved Yale New-Haven Hospital’s plan to build a $430 million cancer center Wednesday, but a series of hurdles remain as city approval will likely drag out into late fall. In its final settlement, the OHCA wrote the hospital’s projected need for additional beds is reasonable, as supply will »

Yale looks to form ties with Chinese medical schools

September 9, 2005
Chinese President Hu Jintao may not have come to Yale Thursday, but University officials plan to make their own high-profile appearance in China later this month. Yale President Richard Levin and other officials will meet with leaders of universities in Beijing and Shanghai to forge new partnerships, bridging medical and engineering programs between Yale and »

Yale doctors aid Katrina victims

September 7, 2005
Doctors at the Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital are mobilizing to help victims of Hurricane Katrina by sending medical supplies, offering University and hospital resources for displaced students and patients, and traveling south to provide care directly. Dr. Brian Swirsky, a professor of internal medicine who sees patients at Yale-New Haven, flew »

Medical school makes changes

September 5, 2005
The Yale School of Medicine will put plans into action this year designed to improve research and clinical practice. The school will also expand and improve on several levels, Dean Robert Alpern said, with new plans to streamline patient care access and more than 60 new faculty hires and promotions over the summer and fall. »