Uncategorized | 9:48 pm | May 24, 2010 | By Yale Daily News

Health services gets new building, new name

The new YUHS building will open on Lock Street by the fall.
The new YUHS building will open on Lock Street by the fall. Photo by Yale Daily News.

Come September, Yalies seeking medical attention won’t be trekking to “UHS” — and certainly not “DUH.”

Yale University Health Services’ new home at 55 Lock St. will be called the Yale HEALTH Center, the University announced this month. The name change is part of the festivities surrounding YUHS’ 40th anniversary, director Paul Genecin said.

“It represents our goal to rededicate ourselves to all that is best in our wonderful tradition of medical excellence and personalized care,” he said in a statement.

The HEALTH center is set to open sometime in late August or during the first week of September, Genecin said in an interview last month. With an additional 46,000 square feet of floor space, more private examination rooms and a more comprehensive imaging department, YUHS will be able to expand its services, he added.

Founded in 1971 as the Department of University Health — which spawned the indelible acronym DUH — YUHS changed its name more than two decades ago. But despite the University’s best efforts, many students still refer to University Health Services as DUH in conversation.

YUHS’s old quarters at 17 Hillhouse Ave. will be converted into office space.

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