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High school student volunteer program applications available for summer

Employees with teenagers interested in volunteering at the hospital this summer should visit the Volunteer Services section of (click "About Us" at the top). Students should download the application and sign up for a group interview on the web page. Space is limited and fills quickly for the eight-week program, which runs Monday, June 27 through Friday, Aug. 19. Applicants must at least 15 years old and able to commit to a minimum of eight hours per week for the entire program. Student volunteers may help hospital patients, families and staff, learn about healthcare careers and satisfy community service hours.

Spiritual Care announces Lenten schedule

York Street Campus: All services will be in the chapel, South Pavilion first floor. On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10, services will be at 9 am and noon. Catholic Masses will be celebrated at noon each Wednesday during Lent (Feb. 17 and 24; March 2, 9, 16 and 23). On Palm Sunday, March 20, a Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 am; on Good Friday, March 25, an ecumenical service will be held at noon; and on Easter Sunday, March 27, a Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 am and an ecumenical service held at 10:30 am.

Saint Raphael Campus: All services will be in the chapel, Main 1. Catholic Masses will be held at 7:30 am and noon each Monday through Friday during lent (except March 24, 25 and 26). On Good Friday, March 25, an ecumenical service will be held at 10 am; on Easter Sunday, March 27, Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 am and an ecumenical service held at 10 am.

Heart and Vascular Center recognized

YNHH is the first Connecticut hospital to earn The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Chest Pain Certification, a symbol of quality that recognizes an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Additionally, the Heart and Vascular Center TakeHeart cardiac rehabilitation program recently received three-year certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. This certification recognizes TakeHeart for adherence to the highest standards and commitment to the practice guidelines developed by the AACVPR and other professional organizations.

Join the indoor walking groups

The livingwellCARES health coaches don't want employees to let their walking shoes, pedometers or fitness gear collect dust in the winter months, so they're inviting employees to join them and their YNHH colleagues for weekly, 15-minute walks on one of the YNHH indoor walking routes. During the winter months, the group will meet at 11:30 am Mondays at the Saint Raphael Campus cafeteria entrance and at 11:30 am Tuesdays in the York Street Campus Atrium near the fountain. Employees unable to join the group walks may download and print copies of the indoor walking route maps, available on the intranet under Human Resources/Wellness/Fitness and Physical Activity. Call 203-680-2716 for more information.