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March 2013

Outpatient health care center opens in North Haven

Yale-New Haven Hospital's North Haven Medical Center officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Open House on Thursday, Feb. 28. Offering a range of outpatient services from a walk-in care center for non life-threatening conditions to an interventional immunology center for treatment of auto-immune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple scelrosis, the new facility includes hematology and oncology outpatient cancer care under the renowned Smilow Cancer Hospital name.

Located in the former AT&T building at 6 Devine St. in North Haven, the facility offers key health services to residents of North Haven, Hamden, Cheshire and surrounding communities, all under one roof. It will also feature powerful 3T MRI procedures and has on-site diagnostic radiology, blood draw and laboratory services.
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Lecture addresses connection between sleep disorders and aging

Stress can affect normal sleep cycles and trigger sleep disorders such as insomnia or sleep apnea. As we get older, the chance of developing a sleep disorder increases, which can raise the risk for developing hypertension, depression and heart disease. Pulmonologist Roger Elias, MD, director of Yale-New Haven Hospital's Sleep Health Program, will take a closer look at the topic when he discusses, "Sleep Disorders and Aging," Tuesday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Cronin Auditorium on the Saint Raphael Campus, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven. Register online or call 1.888.700.6543. advancing care

YNHH named a top-10 nonprofit company for executive women

Yale-New Haven Hospital has been named to the 2013 NAFE Top 10 Nonprofits for Executive Women list by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE). Through education, networking and public advocacy, NAFE provides resources to empower its members to achieve career and personal success. The list recognizes organizations whose policies and practices encourage women's advancement.

YNHH has been recognized as the employer of choice for the region, offering benefits and programs to help employees meet work-life demands, such as internal advancement, tuition reimbursement, dependent tuition, employee health and wellness programs, and a performance incentive plan which allows employees to share in the hospital's financial success. NAFE will honor the top companies at a luncheon in New York City on March 20.
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Are you at risk for pre-diabetes?

If you're overweight, physically inactive or diabetes runs in your family, you could be at risk for pre-diabetes. Learn more about the factors that put you at risk, how to recognize the symptoms and what to do if you suspect you have pre-diabetes in one of two lectures sponsored by Yale-New Haven Hospital during March. The free lectures are:
Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Hamden Professional Center, 2560 Dixwell Ave, Hamden
Presenters: Annie Kaisen, APRN, CDE; Ellen Liskov, MPH, CDE
Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Shoreline Medical Center, 111 Goose Lane, Guilford
Presenters: Donna Greenberg, APRN CDE; Stacey Lane, RN, BSN, CCP

To register, call 203.789.4112.

YNHH holds blood drive Monday, April 8

The American Red Cross will hold its quarterly blood drive at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Monday, April 8, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the 2nd floor auditorium at 55 Park St. The last 15 minutes of each hour will be kept open for walk-in donors. YNHH is a major trauma and surgical center and the largest user of blood products in Connecticut. The Red Cross continues to need donations of all blood types. To sign up to donate, contact Lonnie Avery, tissue and transfusion safety officer, YNHH Blood Bank Laboratory, at 203.688.8425.

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Billing questions?

Yale-New Haven Hospital offers financial counseling to patients and families. Spanish-speaking counselors are available. Additionally, evening sessions are scheduled once a month — the next two are Monday, March 18 and Monday, April 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. To make an appointment with a financial counselor, call 203.688.2046.

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