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YNHH Pediatric Specialties/Maternal Fetal Medicine


Yale New Haven Health


New Haven, CT


27,000 SF


12 ultrasound rooms, 6 exam rooms, 6 non-stress testing rooms, reception areas, administrative offices


Jim Fiora 

The staff of internationally recognized specialists at Yale New Haven Health’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) group is highly sought for the variety of expert services they can offer patients with high-risk pregnancies due to medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and genetic disorders. Thus, the growing need for these services necessitated the creation of a new comprehensive MFM center in New Haven. To accomplish this objective, several smaller departments located throughout the hospital complex were relocated and integrated into the new, larger facility on the second floor of One Long Wharf.


The plan for the bright, well-equipped facility included appropriate space allocation for twelve ultrasound rooms, six exam rooms, six non-stress testing rooms, and administrative offices. In conjunction with the MFM initiative, an existing Pediatric Specialties department, also located on the second floor, was renovated to meet the needs of its patient population. Its program included a new reception area, exam rooms, and administrative offices. Services provided include pediatric diagnostic imaging, e.g. ultrasound, x-ray, and fluoroscopy; phlebotomy; and rehabilitation services. 


In adhering to YNHH’s design standards, JSA developed a welcoming interior scheme tailored to children and family visitors. Bold patterns of color are featured in the patterned floor and as accent walls throughout. The large waiting room includes curvilinear seating in contrasting green and orange with earth toned tiled carpet. Guests and patients check in at a cherry veneer reception desk with whimsically shaped dividers. A fine arts program creates focal elements with nature themed paintings in the waiting area. Corian work surfaces, antimicrobial polymer textiles, laminate clad millwork, and vinyl flooring, were specified to promote hygiene and allow ease of maintenance.

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