Saint Raphael Healthcare System
The Saint Raphael Healthcare System (SRHS) is an integrated delivery system
providing a complete spectrum of care: wellness and health promotion activities,
acute care, long-term care and home care.
Among the entities of the System are the
Hospital of Saint Raphael; 125-bed Sister Anne
Virginie Grimes Health Center (a skilled nursing facility);
the Saint Raphael Foundation (fosters
philanthropic support for the System�s not-for-profit affiliates); Xavier Services
DePaul Health Services Corporation (not-for-profit overseeing the
Surgery Center, VNA Services, Inc., and joint
ventures to operate MRI and
The Hospital of Saint Raphael, founded in 1907 by the Sisters of Charity of
Saint Elizabeth and a group of local physicians, is the oldest and largest
member of the System. The Hospital is a 511-bed acute care community
teaching hospital affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine. It is
known for its exceptional, sophisticated care, provided in an environment
that respects the dignity of each person.
In collaboration with its medical staff, the Hospital provides a comprehensive array of services, excellence in Heart and Vascular Services, Bone and Joint Services, Cancer Services, Neuroscience Services, Senior Services , Obesity Services, Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry, Women's and Children's Services and Surgery. It is also a Level II trauma facility. The quality of its care has been recognized by several independent organizations. As a result, it is the hospital in this region most often chosen by adults for their inpatient surgery and by seniors for all inpatient services.
Saint Raphael�s care goes beyond its walls, offering innovative, community-based, outreach
and wellness-related programs. These include the freestanding
Hamden Surgery Center, worksite
occupational health programs, and
a suburban preadmission
testing and blood drawing station. For patients without transportation, Saint Raphael�s
has developed nationally recognized Project
MotherCare, prenatal and primary care clinics located at various community sites;
Smiles to Go, a mobile dental clinic; and
Project ElderCare, providing basic healthcare
to seniors living in low income and other housing facilities, as well as at senior centers.
Health promotion is very important to Saint Raphael�s. Two of its key programs are
CareCard, a free health, education and
fitness membership program for adults 55 and older, and
Better Health magazine, a bimonthly
publication providing health and wellness information to 140,000 households throughout
Greater New Haven.