About Us

About Us

The 511-bed Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, a community teaching hospital affiliated with Yale School of Medicine, is renowned for excellence in patient care and medical education.  

Since 1907, Saint Raphael’s experienced physicians and other clinicians have offered the Greater New Haven community state-of-the-art technology, the most advanced procedures, and a comprehensive array of services. As important as the sophistication and scope of our services is how they are delivered.  As a faith-based organization sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, our care is delivered with compassion and respect for the dignity of each individual. 

Saint Raphael’s is the Connecticut leader in bilateral joint replacement, and the regional provider of choice for adult inpatient surgical services, inpatient services to persons 65 and older, orthopedic surgery (particularly single-joint replacements), and thoracic surgery. Other clinical services of particular distinction and focus include: spine surgery; vascular surgery; cardiac care; cancer care; women’s and children’s services; and psychiatric services for children, adolescents and adults.

Being at the forefront of clinical advances means offering leading technology-and often pioneering its availability. We offer:

  • CyberKnife® radiosurgery system (only provider in this region)
  • daVinci® surgical robotic system
  • PET/CT scanning
  • Image-guided radiation therapy
  • Computer-assisted, minimally invasive orthopedic surgery
  • Minimally invasive chest and esophageal procedures
  • Minimally invasive radiofrequency and microwave ablation of liver tumors; minimally invasive resections of the liver and pancreas
  •  Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation

In addition to offering services on our main New Haven campus, Saint Raphael’s offers care through satellite facilities in Branford, Hamden and Shelton. Services at these locations vary based on community need, but can include obstetrics, gynecology and midwifery services; pediatrics; clinical assessments for seniors; and consultations for lung, chest, liver, pancreatic, and bariatric (obesity) diseases.

Consistent with our mission to improve the health of our patients with a special focus on the underserved, poor and elderly, we offer a variety of on-site and community-based outreach programs.  Among them are:

  • The award-winning Project MotherCare community-based prenatal and primary care clinics for women and children
  • Sister-to-Sister and Project Brotherhood cancer early detection, education and prevention programs
  • “Smiles to Go” mobile dental clinic
  • Eight Eldercare primary clinics in area elderly housing complexes and senior centers
  • Two school-based clinics providing preventive and basic health care to students

Over the past century, Saint Raphael’s has grown from a 12-room hospital into Connecticut’s fourth largest hospital.  We’ve also become the Saint Raphael Healthcare System – an integrated delivery system that offers a continuum of care.  This includes short-term rehabilitation and long-term care at the 122-bed Sister Anne Virginie Grimes Health Center.

You’ll find a comprehensive list of our programs and services under the “Healthcare Services” Tab at the top of any page on this site.  

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Page last updated on Apr. 20, 2012