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Orchard Street closings alert 

Due to a Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority project, portions of Orchard Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/North Frontage Road and Chapel Street will be closed over the coming months. Saint Raphael Campus employees, patients and visitors should allow extra time to navigate the area. Signs directing traffic will be posted. The George Street entrances to the George Street and Orchard Street garages will remain open. Emergency traffic will be able to access the SRC ED. 

  • Work is scheduled to begin on Orchard Street near MLK Boulevard/North Frontage Road and gradually move north to Chapel Street.
  • The hospital shuttle will not stop at the Scranton Building (200 Orchard St.) during work in this area. Employees should use the shuttle stop at the SRC main building.
  • Local traffic, including to and from the Scranton Building and synagogue parking lots, will be allowed.

Patient Access Week is March 31 – April 6

Established in 1982, Patient Access Week is a celebration of healthcare professionals who often provide the first point of contact for patients and visitors and first impression of Yale New Haven Health. Patient Access staff are responsible for many crucial aspects of revenue cycle management, including scheduling, registration, appointment check-in, insurance verification, financial counseling, document scanning and retrieval and explanation of regulatory admission forms – all while providing exceptional customer service. Nearly every patient visit starts (and sometimes ends) with a Patient Access staff member. 

Nursing scholarship applications accepted April 1 - 30

YNHH will accept applications for advanced practice nursing (APRN) scholarships April 1 - 30. Apply online through Infor; click “Quick Links” and “YNHH Scholarship Application” for the Marna P. Borgstrom and Peter N. Herbert, MD, Yale New Haven Hospital Advanced Nursing Education Scholarships. The scholarships provide tuition assistance of up to $10,000 annually to qualified employees working toward advanced nursing education to meet requirements for an APRN license. For more information, visit the YNHH nursing website or HRConnect. Questions? Email [email protected].

Internet safety focus of Child Abuse Awareness Month events

Employees are invited to mark Child Abuse Awareness Month in April by participating in presentations and other events held by the South Central Child Advocacy Center. With the theme “Digital Guardians: Protecting our Kids Online,” events include:

  • Virtual training: Identifying Internet Risks and Red Flags of Trafficking - 2 - 3:30 pm Wednesday, April 10 
  • 10th Annual Child Abuse Awareness Event - 1 - 2 pm, Monday April 22, University of New Haven Quad, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven
  • Free virtual training for parents on internet safety - 6 - 7 pm, Thursday April 25

Visit southcentralcacct.org to register. Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital is an event sponsor. 

Are you done reading that? 

Volunteer Services provides reading materials for patients and guests during their hospital stays and stocks a magazine and book cart for inpatient units. Supply is currently low and donations of magazines and new/gently used books are needed. Magazines must be no older than six months and in good condition. To donate, use the drop box outside the Volunteer Services office in the York Street Campus Atrium or in the Saint Raphael Campus Volunteer Services office.

YNHH earns Chest Pain Certification

Yale New Haven Hospital has again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Chest Pain Certification, which recognizes healthcare organizations that provide clinical programs across the continuum of care for chest pain. The Gold Seal reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. The certification evaluates how organizations use clinical outcomes and performance measures to identify opportunities to improve care and educate and prepare patients and their caregivers for discharge. YNHH’s Chest Pain Program is part of the Heart and Vascular Center.

 

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