YNHH’s Inclusion Team includes, back row (l-r): co-chair Michael Holmes, senior vice president, Operations, and chief integration officer; Denise Fiore, vice president, Clinical Services; Andrew Ulrich, MD, Emergency Medicine; co-chair Abe Lopman, senior vice president, Operations, and executive director, Smilow Cancer Hospital; Lisette Martinez, chief diversity officer, Yale New Haven Health System; Sonia Grizzle, director, Smilow Finance Operations; Mark Sevilla, RN, executive director, Behavioral Health and Emergency Services; and Patricia Melford, consultant. Front row (l-r) are: Terrance Mallory, manager, Environmental Services; Martha Judd, coordinator, Community and Government Relations; Katherine Tucker, RN, associate director, Outpatient Heart and Vascular Center Program; Cindy von Beren, executive director, Catholic Heritage and Cultural Integration; Suzan Barnett, senior human resources business partner; Ena Williams, RN, vice president, Patient Services, and associate chief nursing officer; and Michael Bennick, MD, associate chief of medicine and medical director, Patient Experience. Missing from photo are Robert Hutchison, executive director, Marketing and Communications; and Augusta Mueller, Community Benefits manager.

Yale New Haven Hospital’s diversity and inclusion efforts continue to evolve, with an Inclusion Team composed of representatives from throughout the hospital and Yale Medical Group.

Inclusion teams at Yale New Haven Health System delivery networks and the health system’s Executive Inclusion Team have developed a new vision statement: “Our system will be a model of inclusion and respect.” YNHH also has a new diversity and inclusion intranet site – click “Diversity & Inclusion” on the upper right of the YNHH intranet home page.

Among the inclusion teams’ priorities is providing training to help all employees care for and work with a diverse patient population. As part of YNHHS’ designation as a leader in LGBTQ healthcare equality, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is offering education about creating an inclusive environment for LGBTQ patients and staff. Employees are encouraged to complete one or more of these courses by visiting the YNHH intranet home page. to register for training. Be sure to enter the facility ID: 55689, and security code: HRC, to ensure YNHH receives credit for your taking the training.

For more information about the training or YNHHS’ diversity and inclusion efforts, contact Lisette Martinez, [email protected], or 203-688-2169, or email [email protected].