Update on Yale New Haven Health Acquisition of Rockville General

March 28, 2024
Yale New Haven Health, Prospect CT, and the Office of Health Strategy (OHS) have reached an agreement on a certificate of needs application for Yale New Haven's acquisition of three CT hospitals including Rockville General Hospital.

Some of the conditions outlined in the agreement are:

  • Constraining growth in commercial prices to within 0.5% of the Cost Growth Benchmark Target for 5 years
  • YNHHS will invest a minimum of $6 Million over 3 years to enhance access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment for patients in central western and central eastern Connecticut
  • Enhancing the community benefit services and activities at each of the respective hospitals
  • Engaging with the communities served by each of the respective hospitals by holding regular public meetings and selecting unbiased community representatives to represent the interests of their communities on the hospitals’ boards
  • Promoting  Advanced Alternative Payment Models with payers to improve population health, reduce the rate of unnecessary cost or utilization growth, improve access to primary care, address social determinants of health 
This is a crucial first step towards the final sale of the outlined hospitals. It is very encouraging news and I hope to keep you informed of developments in the process in the future.