Children's Hospital and Home Depot team up to build partnerships

Home Depot associate Ryan Hunt helps patient Dominic Wojciechowki of North Haven at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital.

Volunteers from New Haven-area Home Depot stores recently visited Yale New Haven Children's Hospital to teach pediatric patients how to use do-it-yourself building kits and to learn tool safety through one-on-one workshop projects. Home Depot donated supplies and specially designed kid-sized orange Home Depot aprons, similar to the one's worn by the sales associates.

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), part of Yale New Haven Health, is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine (YSM). Founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826, today, YNHH has two New Haven-based campuses, and also includes Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties. www.ynhh.org