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Career exploration fair June 15

Employees are invited to a career exploration information fair, 9 am - 2:30 pm Thursday, June 15, Saint Raphael Campus cafeteria. Employees must present their YNHH badge for admission. Representatives from area colleges and organizations will discuss educational programs, and additional resources will be available for employees exploring healthcare opportunities. For information, contact Cynthia Lowman, 203-688-1085, or [email protected].

Acupuncture, acupressure workshop June 22

Patients, guests and employees are invited to a free Smilow Wellness Workshop Series event, “A Look at Acupuncture and Acupressure,” 5:30 - 7 pm Thursday, June 22, 55 Park St. auditorium. The interactive workshop will feature naturopathic physician and acupuncturist Olympia Dreszer. Registration is required; visit www.ynhh.org/events.

Summer concert series starts June 30

The Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary’s Notes at Noon summer concert series kicks of its 31st year June 30 with the Steve Atwood Band, classic rock/country. Concerts will be noon - 1 pm Fridays (weather permitting) in the Hunter Courtyard, York and Cedar streets. This year’s lineup also features:

  • July 7 George Baker Band, R&B/jazz
  • July 14 Nu Haven Kapeyle, Klezmer big band music
  • July 21 New Haven Classics
  • July 28 102nd Army National Guard Band
  • Aug. 4 Jeff Fuller and Friends, jazz and blues
  • Aug. 11 Joe Neumann Big Band Sound
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  • Aug. 18 St. Paul & St. James Jazz Ensemble.

For details, contact the YNHH Auxiliary, 203-688-5717, or [email protected].

No-smoking reminder

Employees are reminded that smoking at the hospital and all of its properties, including parking garages, is a violation of the Employee Code of Conduct. Around the hospital campuses, no-smoking zones are designated with a blue line painted on the curbs. Consistent with the health system’s values, employees who choose to use tobacco/vapor products before/after work or while on unpaid work breaks are encouraged to be respectful of YNHH’s neighbors and not use tobacco/vapor products near hospital properties that are close to homes. Employees who want to quit smoking can visit HRConnect, for links to programs and resources that can help.

YNHH receives national awards for excellence in sustainability

Practice Greenhealth, a national organization for environmental sustainability in health care, recently presented Yale New Haven Hospital with two awards for sustainability innovations. The Greenhealth Emerald award recognizes healthcare facilities that are setting the standard in eliminating mercury, reducing and recycling waste and using sustainable sourcing. YNHH also received the organization’s Greening the OR Award for environmental innovations in surgical suites, including recycling, reducing anesthetic waste gases and waste, which have resulted in significant cost savings and sustainability improvements.