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October 6, 2021

Yale New Haven plans major outpatient center at Meriden Mall site

Rendering The Yale New Haven Health System will repurpose the vacant former Macy’s store at the Meriden Mall into a retail health facility.

Yale New Haven Health said it plans to transform the former Macy’s storefront at the Meriden Mall into a major outpatient center.

Yale New Haven officials said the 179,258-square-foot former Macy’s store in the mall’s southern wing will be used to provide advanced ambulatory care for patients through collaborations with Smilow Cancer Hospital, the Yale New Haven Heart and Vascular Center and Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. 

The site will also offer blood draw and radiology services.

It was announced earlier this week that Yale New Haven Health purchased the former vacant  Macy’s store at 460 Lewis Ave., just off of Interstate 691. 

A purchase price was not disclosed. Yale also declined to say how much it was investing in the project. 

“This is a great opportunity to bring services to an ever-increasing number of patients we serve from the central Connecticut region,” said Cynthia Sparer, the health system’s chief ambulatory officer. “Using the successful blueprint Yale New Haven Heath established with the creation of our Shoreline Medical Center in Guilford, Park Avenue Medical Center in Trumbull and the Devine Street Medical Center in North Haven, we will bring the community advanced treatment options that are easily accessible and offer all of the benefits associated with Yale New Haven Health.”

The facility’s services will also “complement and support” physicians already in the community, hospital officials added, allowing them closer access to specialty care as well as testing services.

Yale New Haven plans to start construction work at the site in early 2022, with services coming online over the following 18 to 24 months. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2023 or early 2024.

Yale New Haven’s push northward into Meriden puts the planned outpatient center essentially in the backyard of Hartford HealthCare, which owns Meriden’s Midstate Medical Center. Yale New Haven and Hartford HealthCare are the largest and second-largest health systems in the state, respectively, and are already competing aggressively for market share in Fairfield County.


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