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Applications for Yale engineering scholarships due in April

During April, Yale New Haven Health System will accept applications for the Betty Ruth Hollander Engineering and Science Scholarships. Yale New Haven Health System employees, including full- and part-time employees of Yale New Haven, Bridgeport and Greenwich hospitals and the Grimes Center, whose children or grandchildren have been admitted as an undergraduate to Yale College to major in engineering or science, may apply. The student may also be a current undergraduate at Yale, majoring in engineering or science. The scholarship covers the annual cost of tuition at Yale for up to four years. The application period runs from April 1 - 30. Interested employees should visit HR Connect for additional details and an application, or call the scholarship hotline, 203-688-8222.

Weight-loss program begins in April

YNHH is offering Live Well and Lose It, a group weight-management class for employees and their adult dependents covered under the Yale New Haven Health System benefits plan with no copay or deductible. This six-session program, taught every other week by YNHH registered dietitians, includes a 30-minute lecture on topics such as best food choices, portions, dining out and staying motivated, and confidential weigh-ins and goal-setting assistance. Class schedule: York Street Campus: 7:30 am and 12:15 pm Tuesdays, April 12 - June 21, and 7:30 am Wednesdays, April 13 - June 22; Saint Raphael Campus: 12:15 pm Thursdays, April 14 - June 23; 150 Sargent Drive: 7:30 am Thursdays, June 14 - June 23. Class space is limited. For information on Tuesday YSC and Thursday SRC classes, contact [email protected]; for the Wednesday YSC class and Thursday 150 Sargent Drive class, [email protected]. The YNHH Nutrition Clinic also offers individual appointments with a dietitian; call 203-688-2422, (YSC) or 203-789-3266 (SRC).

Interactive drumming event April 14

Patients, guests and employees are invited to a free Smilow Wellness Workshop Series drumming event, 5:30 - 7 pm Thursday, April 14, 55 Park St. auditorium. The session combines rhythmic melodies with repetitive patterns of simple hand movements on a drum for a joyous, hands-on experience. No drumming experience is necessary for the workshop. Reservations are required; call 888-700-6543 or register online:

YNHHS announces car rental benefit

Yale New Haven Health System has a new partnership with Enterprise Rent A Car and National Car Rental that will make it less expensive for employees to rent cars for select business and personal use, reduce the cost of business-related travel for the health system and help standardize business travel reimbursement system-wide. Employees, YNHHS-employed physicians and members of the medical staffs who use the YNHHS contract ID number (XZ24YNH) when renting from either company will, in most cases, receive lower rental rates that include rental car insurance for greater protection. Before their first rental with Enterprise or National, employees and physicians should enroll in Emerald Club, which is free, to ensure they receive the appropriate rates, services and benefits each time they rent. To enroll online, go to into an internet browser. Enrollment takes approximately five minutes and membership is active immediately. For more information about the YNHHS rental car benefit, email [email protected] or [email protected].