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Free classes for employees on building resilience, beating stress

Got stress? You’re not alone. To help with stress management, Yale New Haven Health’s Employee and Family Resources (EFR) program will offer classes to share tips and techniques for developing resilience. This six-session workshop, open to all employees, will be 1:30 - 2:30 pm Fridays, July 26 - Aug. 30, Clinic Building, 1058CB (Bishop Room), YSC; and 3 - 4 pm Tuesdays, Aug. 6 - Sept. 17, Selena Lewis Multipurpose Room, SRC. Register by contacting Bud Wassell, 203-688-2280, or bud.wassell@ynhh.org. Visit the EFR website, or the Resiliency Resources page on HRConnect for more information on YNHHS resources and programs available to help employees cope with stress. For individualized and confidential assistance, call EFR 24/7 at 877-275-6226.

Evening career fair July 30

Employees are invited to an evening career fair, 8 - 10 pm Tuesday, July 30, at new locations at the York Street Campus: the Atrium cafeteria entrance and second floor. The program is sponsored by the Institute for Excellence and Patient Services Administration. Representatives from local and online colleges will offer information on various clinical and non-clinical fields of study, including business, technology, allied health, public health, RN to BSN, RN to MSN and DNP nursing programs. Representatives will also be available from HRConnect, the Pharmacy Tech Training Program and the Institute for Excellence. Career development resources will also be available. For information, contact Cynthia Lowman, 203-688-1085.

Safety matters: Ceiling tiles must be intact

Ceiling tiles serve as a protective barrier by resisting the passage of smoke, so they should not be missing or out of place or have holes or cracks. Stained or wet ceiling tiles present an infection control risk because they are a breeding ground for mold, so all ceiling tiles must be dry and free of stains. If you find missing, broken or stained ceiling tiles, contact the Service Response Center, 203-688-9000, or place a work order through FaciliNet. For more information, call Accreditation Safety and Regulatory Affairs (ASRA), 203-688-6374, or contact your ASRA liaison.