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Transforming Healthcare Grand Rounds May 10

Employees are invited to Transforming Healthcare Grand Rounds, 5 - 6:30 pm Tuesday, May 10, Fitkin Auditorium. Roy Rosin, chief innovation officer, Penn Medicine Center for Healthcare Innovation, University of Pennsylvania Health System, will give a talk: "Innovating with Impact: Turning Ideas into Actions and Outcomes." Registration is not required. For information, contact Marcia Johnson, 203-688-8475, or [email protected].

Utility clinic May 12

YNHH is hosting a "Keep the Power On" utility clinic, 9 am - 1 pm Thursday, May 12, East Pavilion Cafeteria special events area. The clinic, open to YNHH patients and staff, is designed to help families who may have trouble paying their utility bills avoid having utilities turned off. Representatives at the clinic will educate and enroll eligible individuals in special utility programs and provide budget counseling. Managers are encouraged to permit staff to attend. Preregistration is recommended; contact Alice Rosenthal, [email protected], or 203-688-0113. Attendees should bring proof of income and utility bills to the clinic.

Skin cancer lecture May 18

The YNHH Auxiliary is sponsoring a free community health education lecture, "Skin Cancer: Early Detection, Treatment Options and the Molecular Origins," 7:30 pm Wednesday, May 18, Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. Oscar Colegio, MD, PhD, director of the Yale Transplant Dermatology Clinic at the Yale New Haven Transplantation Center, will discuss basic principles of skin cancer development and early self-detection, along with strategies for sun protection. To register, call 203- 688-2000; toll free, 888-700-6543; or register online at https://www.ynhh.org/events.

YNHHS recognized for healthcare equality

The national Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation has recognized Yale New Haven Health System hospitals for their commitment to equitable, inclusive care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families. Bridgeport, Greenwich and Yale New Haven hospitals are among 496 healthcare facilities nationwide named "Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality" in the Healthcare Equality Index 2016, an annual survey conducted by the HRC Foundation. Leaders have non-discrimination policies for LGBT patients and employees, a guarantee of equal visitation for same-sex partners and parents, and LGBT health education for key staff members.

YNHH annual report available

The Yale New Haven Hospital 2015 annual report is now available online. With the theme On a Mission, the report includes stories of patients whose medical conditions were improved by the skill and compassion of YNHH staff. The report also includes a message with highlights of the past fiscal year, annual financial and statistical information, lists of hospital and medical staff leadership and names of donors from the past year. To view the YNHH annual report, visit annualreport.ynhh.org.

Upcoming health lectures

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

  • Resilience: The Key to Success as We Grow Older: 6 - 7 pm Tuesday, May 10, Cronin Auditorium, Saint Raphael Campus 
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders: 7 - 8 pm Wednesday, May 11, conference room, Old Saybrook Medical Center, 633 Middlesex Turnpike
  • Stroke Awareness: Update 2016: 6 - 7 pm Tuesday, May 17, Cronin Auditorium, Saint Raphael Campus