Employees invited to diversity training class

YNHHS employees are invited to attend a free diversity and inclusion class “Connecting with Others,” which teaches five strategic skills to help employees connect with a wider variety of people. Classes are available 8:30 am - 4 pm Wednesday, July 5, Institute for Excellence, 300 George St., New Haven; or Thursday, July 6, Mill Hill, Bridgeport Hospital. For more information or to register, visit Employee Self Service.

Blood drive June 29

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive 7 am - 12:30 pm, Thursday, June 29, Saint Raphael Campus cafeteria. To make an appointment contact Anne Baker, 203-789-4010.

Saving for College workshop July 11

Employees are invited to a free workshop featuring a college finance expert, 3 - 4 pm Tuesday, July 11, 55 Park St., New Haven, with online viewing at Bridgeport and Greenwich hospitals. The workshop will cover ways to minimize tax risk, optimize financial resources and create a plan that works for you. Registration is required; visit Human Resources for instructions. For more information, email [email protected] or call 888-527-3550.

Employees invited to volunteer for PAL camp

YNHH will sponsor two days of the New Haven Police Athletic League’s Summer Camp, 8 am - 3:30 pm Thursdays, July 20 and 27, Wilbur Cross High School. Employees are invited to volunteer at any time during one of these days, during which more than 300 youngsters ages 8 to 13 will learn about the hospital and health. On July 20, YNHH will host health and fitness day, including basketball, kickball, fitness training and dancercise, followed by a nutrition discussion and healthy snack. July 27 will feature a “day in the life” at YNHH, including information on fire safety and preparing for an emergency, along with stations featuring the Emergency Department, OR, PACU, SkyHealth helicopter and more. Visit to sign up. For more information, email [email protected] or [email protected].

YNHH certified in use of LVAD as permanent solution

The Joint Commission granted YNHH certification to implant left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) into patients with end-stage heart failure as a permanent or destination therapy, not just as a temporary bridge to transplant. Destination therapy is an alternative for patients who cannot have a heart transplant. With a long-term LVAD, these patients can live more independently with a longer and higher-quality life.

Forbes names YNHHS a top employer

Forbes Magazine has named Yale New Haven Health System one of “America’s Best Employers” for 2017. The health system is one of 17 Connecticut companies named to the list. YNHHS ranked highest among the Connecticut companies, coming in at number 57. Forbes partnered with online statistics provider Statista to choose 500 companies with more than 5,000 employees from different industries nationwide. More than 30,000 workers in those companies were asked how likely they were to recommend their employer to someone else.

Upcoming health lectures and events

  • What is Osteoarthritis?
    7 - 8 pm Wednesday, July 12, Old Saybrook Medical Center, 633 Middlesex Turnpike, 888-700-6543