Newsbriefs

Breast cancer information tables

All are invited to visit information tables during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 11 am - 2 pm Thursday Oct. 25, Saint Raphael Campus cafeteria entrance, and Friday, Oct. 26, East Pavilion cafeteria entrance, York Street Campus. Sponsored by the Smilow Screening and Prevention Program.

Applications being accepted for Lean In program

Yale New Haven Health’s Institute for Excellence is accepting applications for Women in Leadership: Class of 2019 Lean In. Participants will gain new leadership skills; the ability to identify career-development opportunities; techniques for mitigating challenges women executives face; and the commitment to communicate, teach and provide development opportunities to other women. The program is open to all women in management and physicians who are or aspire to be in management. Applications and a letter of support from the applicant’s supervisor are due by Wednesday, Oct. 24. For an application and more information, visit the IFE pages on the employee intranet or contact the IFE: ife@ynhh.org or 203-688-7544.

Compliance Week information fairs

To mark National Corporate Compliance week Nov. 5 - 9, Yale New Haven’s Office of Privacy and Corporate Compliance (OPCC) representatives will be on site with information and giveaways:

  • 6:45 - 8:45 am Monday, Nov. 5, and 2:30 - 4:30 pm Tuesday, Nov. 6, Grimes Center
  • 6:30 - 8:30 am and 11 am -1 pm Tuesday, Nov. 6, West Pavilion, second-floor Atrium, York Street Campus
  • 6:30 - 8:30 am and 11 am -1 pm Wednesday, Nov. 7, cafeteria entrance, Saint Raphael Campus
  • 11 am - 1 pm Thursday, Nov. 8, Specialty Pharmacy, Hamden

Health Information Management wins national award

Yale New Haven Health has earned the American Health Information Management Association’s highest honor, the 2108 Grace Award for excellence in health information management (HIM). The award honors organizations for strong data governance and innovative use of health data analytics. YNHHS’ HIM department was recognized for extensive efforts in coding and clinical documentation improvement; business analytics to support clinical, financial and operational decisions; patient engagement; and implementing an enterprise information governance program. The award, presented Sept. 24 at the AHIMA annual convention in Miami, is named for AHIMA founder Grace Whiting Meyers.

Men’s health fair Nov. 1

Yale Urology is hosting a day of men’s health screening and education activities, 5 - 7 pm Thursday, Nov. 1, Yale Physicians Building, third floor. Activities include blood pressure and prostate cancer screenings and information on smoking cessation and sexuality issues. The event is free, but registration is recommended; visit ynhh.org/events or call 888-700-6543. For more information: canceranswers@yale.edu.

Training in LGBTQ patient-centered care offered

Employees are encouraged to complete one or more free, online courses on creating an inclusive environment for LGBTQ patients and staff. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is offering the courses; Yale New Haven is participating as part of our effort to achieve “LGBTQ Leader” status in healthcare equality. More than 60 online, on-demand continuing medical education (CME) training options are available. Topics include: behavioral health care, LGBTQ youth, LGBTQ healthcare for clinicians and transgender health. Visit www.hrc.org/hei/lgbtq-training and select from course listings “HRC Foundation HEI Trainings on the CAL” or “National LGBT Health Education Center” to find courses and register for training. Be sure to enter the YNHH facility ID: 55689 and security code: HRC, to ensure YNHH receives credit for your taking the training. For more information, contact vinamre.gupta@ynhh.org or diversity@ynhh.org.

Career fair Nov. 3

Employees are invited to a career fair, 10 am - 2 pm Saturday, Nov 3, Saint Raphael Campus cafeteria. Representatives from area colleges and organizations will discuss educational programs, including nursing schools’ RN to BSN programs and Gateway Community College’s nursing, allied health and new surgical tech training program. Representatives from Yale New Haven Health departments will also share information about their programs, including YNHH’s pharmacy tech training program and School of Diagnostic Imaging. For information, contact Cynthia Lowman, 203-688-1085, cynthia.lowman@ynhh.org, about the schools and departments at the fair, or Cristina Taylor, cristina.taylor@ynhh.org, about internal job postings.

Upcoming health lectures and events

To register, visit www.ynhh.org/events.

  • Baby Yoga, trial class: 11 am – noon, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 96 Fair St., Guilford
  • How to Receive the Care You Wish: 6 - 7 pm Wednesday, Oct. 24, Cronin Auditorium, Saint Raphael Campus
  • Bone Density: 7 - 8 pm Thursday, Oct. 25, Old Saybrook Medical Center, 633 Middlesex Turnpike. Online registration unavailable. Call 888-700-6543.