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Gospel concert Nov. 18

Yale New Haven Health System is a sponsor of the Nuland Foundation for Palliative Care’s free “To Life!” gospel concert, 8 pm Saturday, Nov. 18, Battell Chapel, 400 College St., New Haven. The Heritage Chorale of New Haven will perform a story of how palliative medicine is an integral part of living well with serious disease.

Leukemia presentation Nov. 29

All employees are invited to Smilow Cancer Hospital’s Grand Rounds for the Non-Clinician, noon - 1 pm Wednesday, Nov. 29, 55 Park St. auditorium. Thomas Prebet, MD, PhD, will discuss leukemias. He is associate director of the Myeloid Malignancies Program, Yale Cancer Center. Lunch is provided. The event is free, but registration is required. RSVP to [email protected].

Coagulation factors to be dispensed from Pharmacy

Starting this month, coagulation factors will be dispensed from the YNHH Pharmacy instead of the Blood Bank, beginning with Kcentra, Novo7 and Thrombate, followed by other products, including Factors VIII and IX. For more information, contact the Blood Bank, [email protected], or Pharmacy, [email protected].

Hospital honored for workplace health

YNHH recently achieved silver-level recognition on the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. The index allows companies to measure the effectiveness of their workplace health programs, as well as the overall heart health of their employees. It uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of workplace health programs.

Upcoming health lectures and events

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

Skin Cancer - A Topical Discussion: 7 - 8 pm Thursday, Nov. 16, Old Saybrook Medical Center, 633 Middlesex Turnpike