FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University is partnering with Yale New Haven Health’s Northeast Medical Group (NEMG) to provide student health care. This arrangement will mean expanded health services available to all SHU students.
Effective August 15, students will receive their health services at Yale New Haven Health’s state-of-the-art Park Avenue Medical Center, located down the street from campus at 5520 Park Avenue, Trumbull. SHU will provide a shuttle to and from the medical center.
The partnership gives students greater access to medical care as SHU’s health services will now be part of the wider Yale New Haven Health System, and NEMG will provide coordinated healthcare. All Bridgeport Hospital and Yale New Haven Health resources will be available to students.
Students will also see familiar faces as most of the SHU health services team will be moving to NEMG. Telehealth options will also be available for evenings and weekend hours.
“We are excited about this partnership with Yale New Haven Health and Northeast Medical Group,” said SHU Dean of Students Larry Wielk. “It will provide a wider range of services and more health-care options for our students.”
“Yale New Haven Health is very excited to be partnering with Sacred Heart,” said Anne Diamond, executive vice president, Yale New Haven Health, and president, Bridgeport Hospital. “This collaboration will provide world-class care for students, day and night, very close to campus with seamless transitions to higher level care if ever needed.”
NEMG and SHU will continue to work closely with Orthopaedic Specialty Group, which will provide ongoing sports medicine management for student-athletes.
About Sacred Heart University
As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers nearly 90 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University’s nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education & Human Development; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent’s College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change—in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 387 Colleges–2022 Edition, “Best Northeastern” and Best Business Schools–2022 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theatre. www.sacredheart.edu
About Yale New Haven Health
Yale New Haven Health, the largest and most comprehensive health care system in Connecticut, is recognized for advanced clinical care, quality, service, cost effectiveness and commitment to improving the health status of the communities it serves. YNHHS includes five hospitals—Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence + Memorial, Westerly and Yale New Haven hospitals, several specialty networks and Northeast Medical Group, a non-profit medical foundation with several hundred community-based and hospital-employed physicians. www.ynhhs.org