Yale New Haven Health Updates Covid-19 Stats; Launches Popular “Kudoboard”

Yale New Haven Health issued updated statistics from throughout their health system documenting part of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The system includes Greenwich Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital, Yale New Haven, Lawrence + Memorial in New London and Westerly Hospital in Rhode Island.

  • As of Thursday, the COVID Call Center 833-ASK-YNHH, established on March 9, has answered more than 81,000 calls from the community and our staff.
  • More than 1.6 million pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have been donated from the community.
  • Among those were 8,700 handmade masks and 107,000 N95 respirators.
  • More than 16,000 N95 masks have been safely cleaned and reprocessed to be able to use again.
  • Thanks to the support of state licensing boards, YNHHS has credentialed more than 800 new medical staff members to support our staff in caring for COVID-19 patients.
  • 2338 COVID-19 positive patients have been discharged.
  • Nearly 61,000 meals have been either donated or promised to hospitals around our health system from local restaurants and community organizations.
  • More than 111,000 outpatient tele-health visits have been conducted between Yale New Haven Health physicians and patients.
  • In testing sites at all the system’s hospitals, nearly 38,000 people have been swabbed to test for COVID-19
  • Yale New Haven Health hospitals have admitted and treated more than 3,100 COVID-19 patients.
  • More than 100 nurses left their home hospital to assist patients at another system hospital.
  • YNHHS launched a Kudoboard on April 1 to encourage the community to post positive messages of support for our staff. Since then, the system has received 1,446 notes of thanks and encouragement.
    –  The website can be found here: www.ynhhs.org/kudos.

Yale New Haven Health continues to care for COVID and non-COVID patients in hospitals throughout their system, including Greenwich Hospital.

“We are starting to see the number of admissions slow down which is a very positive sign,” the organization said in a release on Thursday. “Social distancing is helping and we encourage everyone to continue to do all they can to help end the spread of COVID in our communities.”