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Health Care Cluster

Health Care is the fastest growing industry in Hamden. The Health Care Cluster in Hamden is economically stable, evidenced by the fact that it was one of the few industries that continued to grow between the years of 2005 to 2010 in Hamden. In 2010, Hamden had a higher percentage amount of Health Care establishments (13.43%) than both the state (10.74%) and country (10.21%). The Health Care job market is projected to grow faster than any other field. In Connecticut, Health Care practitioners and technical occupations are expected to increase 13.1% by 2018 and Health Care support by 15.9%. The Town of Hamden hopes to benefit from the growing demand for health care related services expected in the years ahead. With its close proximity to New Haven and the Yale Hospital system, Hamden makes a simple and convenient location for private practices. Other types of Health Care facilities located in Hamden include senior nursing care services, nutrition centers, acupuncturists, chiropractors, physical therapists, behavioral health centers and much more.


The Health Care Cluster employs 1000 people and contributes over $1 million in property taxes, for the following facilities alone. Major health care providers in Hamden are:

Genesis Healthcare-Arden House:


Genesis Healthcare-Arden House provides extended-stay nursing care to seniors with varying levels of disabilities. They employ approximately 400 people. For further information please contact:


Kevin Cleary, Administrator

Arden House Care and Rehabilitation Center

850 Mix Avenue

Hamden, CT 06514

(203) 281-3500


Hamden Health Care Center:


Hamden Health Care provides senior nursing and health care, with a main focus on senior rehabilitation. They employ approximately 200 people. For further information please contact:


1270 Sherman Lane

Hamden, CT 06514

(203) 281-7555



Whitney Center:


Whitney Center is a Continuing Care Retirement Community that offers independent and assisted living while providing social, cultural, health care and security needs. They employ approximately 200 people. For further information please contact:


Michael Rambarose, President & CEO.

200 Leeder Hill Drive

Hamden, CT 06517

(203) 281-6745


Whitney Manor:


Whitney Manor is a rehabilitation and nursing facility that specializes in in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation with an individualized patient focus. They employ approximately 150-200 people. For further information please contact:


Joann Vuolo, R.N., N.H.A. Administrator & Owner

2798 Whitney Avenue

Hamden, CT 06518

(203) 288-6230


Atria Larson Place:


Atria Larson Place is an assisted and retirement living community located across from Lake Whitney. They specialize in assisted and independent living, as well as memory care. Some of their amenities include a cafe, concierge, emergency call system, scheduled local transportation, computers and they welcome pets to their facility. For further information please contact:


John Ardolino

1450 Whitney Avenue

Hamden, CT 06517

(203) 248-8880


Maplewoods at Hamden:


Maple Woods at Hamden, part of the Benchmark Senior Living Communities, offers assisted living, memory and respite care to its residents. There is a variety of private apartment styles and sizes and the community features a library, fitness center, ice cream parlor, pub and courtyard. For further information please contact:


Elizabeth Castiline

35 Hamden Hills Drive

Hamden, CT 06518

(203) 787-8282


For Further information on the Hamden Business Cluster Program, please visit www.hamden-ct.com or contact Dale Kroop, the Director of Economic Development and Neighborhood Revitalization at 203-287-7030 or dkroop@hamden.com


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