Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) is located at 20 York Street in New Haven, Connecticut. This tertiary referral center, accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) in 1999, is a trusted source of excellent quality health care service. The 11 specialties at YNHH are ranked the nation’s best by the U.S News and World Report. Formerly called the State Hospital, YNHH traces its history back to 1826. Today, this 944-bed private, non-profit facility is recognized for its commitment to teaching and clinical research. It is the largest acute care provider in southern Connecticut and one of the Northeast's major referral centers. With national and international referrals, YNHH is a cluster of excellent facilities - Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, a primary teaching hospital for Yale University School of Medicine (YSM), Yale Cancer Center, and the Yale-New Haven Health Heart Institute. The hospital stands forefront for its world-class cancer and cardiac care. It also provides full-service maternity care. Graduate medical education programs are conducted at YSM. The hospital sponsors and participates in various programs and activities to benefit the people of New Haven and the surrounding communities. Facilities such as cafeterias, a gift shop, a multi-denominational chapel, automated teller machines (ATMs), and an information desk are added for patients and their families. Interpreter services are available for non-English speaking and hearing impaired patients.