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Employees invited to donate baby items for families in need

For the fifth consecutive year, Yale New Haven’s Mutual Respect Committee will collaborate with the Primary Care Centers (PCCs) to present the Bundle of Joy event, March 14 - May 18. The committee invites employees throughout the hospital to team up with co-workers to create a “bundle” of new baby items for families in need at the PCC. This year, employees may also donate packages of diapers to be given to the New Haven Diaper Bank and distributed to area families. Suggested (new only, please) baby items for bundles include: diapers (sizes newborn and up), one-piece sleepers (sizes 6 months - 24 months), fitted crib sheets, baby toiletries, bibs and burp cloths, towels and wash cloths, baby wipes and layette sets. Please drop off baby items or diapers at the York Street Campus, in bins in the New Haven Unit cafeteria, Dana Clinic building, second floor, or outside the Atrium Grift Shop. At the Saint Raphael Campus, items may be dropped in a bin in the cafeteria.

Employees may also call Pat Byrne, 203-688-3752, or Karina Rondinella, 203-200-5610, to arrange to drop off items.

YNHH to hold evacuation drills March 20 and 21

As part of emergency preparedness, the hospital will hold evacuation drills, 9 - 11:30 am Tuesday, March 20, York Street Campus, and Wednesday, March 21, Saint Raphael Campus. The hospital will activate its Incident Command Center, and three units on each campus will simulate an evacuation, using mannequins and people posing as patients. Other units will participate by reviewing evacuation procedures. An evacuation team, comprising staff from Facilities, Environmental Services, Patient Transport, Food and Nutrition and Materials Management, will be activated to move mock patients. Signs will be posted at both campuses to inform patients, visitors and employees of the drills.

Thank a special physician in your life on Doctors’ Day

March 30 is National Doctors’ Day, and there’s no better time to honor a physician who has made a difference in your life – as a caregiver or colleague. The Office of Development invites employees to donate to YNHH in honor of the occasion by visiting www.givetoynhh.org.

Mindfulness class for employees

Employee and Family Resources (EFR) will hold Mindful Solutions, a six-week course for employees, 1 - 2 pm Fridays, March 23 - May 24, York Street Campus, NP 4, 101B. Classes will cover techniques to become more aware of the present moment and tap into a peaceful state amidst the chaos of a hectic life. Employees are invited to try a “Taste of Mindfulness,” 1 - 1:45 pm Friday, March 16, NP 4, 101B. To register, contact Bud Wassell, 203-688-2280, or [email protected].

Applications for Yale engineering scholarships due soon

Between April 1 and 30, Yale New Haven Health System will accept applications for the Betty Ruth Hollander Engineering and Science Scholarships. The scholarships are open to children and grandchildren of health system employees, including full- and part-time employees of Yale New Haven, Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence + Memorial and Westerly hospitals and the Grimes Center. Children or grandchildren who have been admitted as undergraduates to Yale College to major in engineering or science may apply; applicants may also be current engineering or science undergraduates at Yale. The scholarship covers annual tuition for up to four years. Interested employees should visit HRConnect for details and an application.

Pre-retirement workshop April 17

A Pre-retirement Workshop will be held 8 am - 4 pm Tuesday, April 17, room CH 201, York Street Campus. Employees may attend on work time with manager approval. The workshop will cover estate planning, YNHH retirement and Social Security benefits, Fidelity Investment options and maintaining a healthy lifestyle in retirement. To register, visit Employee Self Service. For more information, contact Joan Guilbault, [email protected], or 203-688-8254.

Upcoming health lectures and events

To register, visit www.ynhh.org/events or call the number listed.

  • Vein Disease in 2018: 7-8 pm Thursday, March 15, Old Saybrook Medical Center, 633 Middlesex Turnpike. 888-700-6543.