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Employee entrances reminder

Employees are reminded to use designated employee entrances and exits, located at the York Street Campus West and South pavilions. Having separate employee entrances helps preserve a positive patient experience by leaving main entrances clear for patients and visitors.

Mindfulness classes - fall sessions

This fall, Employee and Family Resources is offering Mindful Solutions, a free, six-week course on both formal and informal mindfulness practices for caregivers and employees. Attendees will learn to be more aware of the present moment and tap into a peaceful state of mind amidst the chaos of a hectic life. The course will also teach breathing meditation, body scans, mindful movement and mindfulness at work. Mindful Solutions will be offered Fridays, Oct. 13 - Nov. 17, York Street campus West Pavilion, room CH 201. Registration is required; contact Bud Wassell, 203-688-2280 or [email protected].

Evolving Trends in Perinatal Nursing conference

Nurses and other healthcare professionals are invited to the fifth annual YNHH and Yale School of Nursing Evolving Trends in Perinatal Nursing conference, “Building Powerful Teams: The Key to a Successful Future,” 7 am Tuesday, Nov. 7, Yale West Campus, Orange. The fee for Yale New Haven Health System employees is $150. YNHH employees at the York Street and Saint Raphael campuses should contact their unit leaders or the Conference Planning Committee for a special discount code. Other prices are available for non-YNHHS employees and students. For details, visit perinatalconference.ynhh.org. To register, please call 1-888- 700-6543 or visit ynhh.org/events.

Day Care Centers earn national accreditation

The Day Care Centers at both Yale New Haven Hospital campuses recently earned renewal of their five-year accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) after a rigorous reaccreditation process. Accreditation indicates that the centers meet standards for providing the highest-quality care to children and their families. The YNHH centers averaged an over 100 percent rating on all 10 NAEYC program standards, including advanced standards.

New YNHHS policy on gifts, gratuities and business courtesies

Yale New Haven Health System recently issued a new gifts, gratuities and business courtesies policy that helps clarify how the health system approaches gifts and gratuities extended to staff and departments, along with amenities previously considered acceptable as part of doing business.

The Office of Privacy and Corporate Compliance (OPCC) stresses that employees must abide by these latest policy changes:

  • As of Oct. 1, vendors are prohibited from providing any food or beverage at any time to any YNHHS entity, including NEMG, even if education is involved.
  • Per federal rules issued in 2016, inexpensive, non-cash or cash-equivalent gifts of nominal value may be permitted with OPCC approval. Over the next month, the OPCC will work with Supply Chain, Pharmacy and physician and nursing leaders to educate employees about this change. For more information, contact OPCC, [email protected], 203-688-8416.

YNHH among the best hospitals to work for in 2017

The Indeed job search site has named Yale New Haven Hospital one of the top 10 hospitals to work for in its annual survey for 2017. YNHH was ranked seventh nationally and the only Connecticut hospital ranked. To select the top 10 health systems, the Indeed data science team examined 15 million employee reviews of U.S. hospitals. Many employee reviews of the top-ranked hospitals, including YNHH, noted “inspiring” and “diverse” workplaces with top-tier research teams and opportunities for advancement.

Upcoming health lectures and events

To register, visit ynhh.org/events
  • Better Sleep for Better Health: 6 - 7 pm Thursday, Oct. 19, Cronin Auditorium, Saint Raphael Campus