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Blood drive Jan. 5 

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the York Street Campus, 7:30 am – 5 pm Wednesday, Jan. 5, 55 Park St. auditorium. To make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and use YALENHHOSP as the sponsor code. 

Weight-management program starts Jan. 12

YNHH’s Center for Nutrition and Wellness is offering “Live Well and Lose It,” an eight-week weight-management program for employees and their adult dependents: Wednesdays, Jan. 12 - March 2, 12:15 - 12:45 pm or 7 - 7:30 pm. The program is covered under the Yale New Haven Health System benefits plan with no copay or deductible. Sessions will be conducted via telehealth/Zoom with possible in-person weigh-ins by arrangement. Topics include best food choices, portion control, dining out, meal planning and cooking strategies, finding your healthy eating style, goal-setting and staying motivated. For information or enrollment, contact [email protected].

Help fill the Toy Closets 

Every year, the YNHH Auxiliary Toy Closet Program supplies more than 150,000 toys to pediatric patients discharged from locations in our hospitals, Emergency Departments and Pediatric Specialty Centers from Old Saybrook to Greenwich. Toys are distributed 365 days a year. Donations from the public help make it possible. You can make a toy donation in person at the hospital. Call 203-688-5717 or email [email protected] to schedule a convenient drop-off time, or to make a financial contribution. Toys may also be purchased from a suggested wish list on an online registry and shipped directly to the hospital. Visit the Toy Closet Program on the YNHH website for details.  

Need a data report? Search the JDAT Analytics Portal

How many COVID-19 tests have Yale New Haven Health laboratories in different parts of the state performed? What was the average patient length of stay six months ago vs. now? The Yale New Haven Health and Yale Medicine Joint Data Analytics Team (JDAT) has these and more than 3,700 other reports on a wide range of topics available at analyticsportal.ynhh.org. The reports include detailed information related to COVID-19, clinical redesign, quality and safety and other activities, and for different service lines and departments. JDAT information can support research projects, decision-making, proposals and more. Access is required to view existing reports or request custom reports from the JDAT Analytics Portal. Visit the portal to submit an access request.