Groundbreaking for New Home of Yale University Health Services, June 30

Members of the Yale community will be one step closer to a new state-of-the-art health care facility when officials break ground on the new Yale University Health Services (YUHS) on June 30 at 9:30 a.m. at 55 Lock St., corner of Canal. 

Speakers at the event include Yale University President Richard C. Levin and Director of YUHS Paul Genecin, M.D. They will be joined by New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, Jr., community leaders and YUHS staff. A brief reception will follow the groundbreaking ceremony at the Dixwell-Yale University Community Learning Center, 101 Ashmun St.

“We are eager to embark on the next stage of this exciting and long-anticipated venture,” said Genecin of the 138,000-square-foot facility, which is expected to open in 2010. “This new facility will play a key part in supporting our mission. It will offer enhanced services and expanded access for members in a beautiful, convenient and environmentally friendly space.”

Yale University Health Services promotes the health and wellness of those who study, work, and teach at Yale. YUHS employs over 500 individuals who provide service in a variety of clinical and administrative areas including primary and specialty medical and ancillary services. Founded in 1971, YUHS, with over 33,000 members, plays a critical role in the health care infrastructure of the larger New Haven community.

The design firm of record is Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects of Atlanta, Georgia.

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