Emergency Medical Services

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Why Yale Medicine?
  • We work closely with emergency medical services teams in the area.
  • We also have the only physician-response emergency team in the state of Connecticut.
  • Research that drives innovation in emergency treatment comes out of academic medical centers like ours.

Yale Medicine physicians working with Yale New Haven Health serve a greater metropolitan region of about 400,000 residents. As part of an academic medical center, Yale Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine does far more than receive patients, says David Cone, MD, professor of emergency medicine and chief of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Section at Yale Medicine. 

Its expertise guides EMS teams, innovating treatment protocols to ensure the best care for patients from the moment they dial 911 to the day they return home from a hospital visit.

Yale Medicine serves as a link between its physicians and the 23 regional EMS agencies that support New Haven and 11 surrounding towns. Its team, led by Sandy Bogucki, MD, PhD, associate professor of emergency medicine at Yale Medicine, is responsible for ensuring the quality of medical care provided by close to 1,000 emergency workers. “We do a lot of teaching for the paramedics, and assist the agencies with the quality management,” says Dr. Cone. “That makes for a better, stronger system.”