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Winter 2014

A Mother's Place moves to Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

A Mother's Place

"A Mother's Place," a maternity boutique formerly located at 300 George St., celebrated its recent move to Suite 1005 of Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital with a ribbon-cutting/open house event on Friday, Dec. 13. On hand for the festivities were, from left, Michael Bennick, MD, Medical Director, Patient Experience; Cynthia Sparer, senior vice president, operations; Susan Maxwell, RN, director of nursing and women's services; Cecilia Keyes, Coordinator, A Mother's Place; Hugh Taylor, MD, Chair of Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Sciences, Yale School of Medicine; and Steven Fleischman, MD, Associate Chief, Department of Ob/Gyn. The shop features breastfeeding supplies and support to breastfeeding mothers as well as clothing, books, jewelry and accessories.

YNHH sponsors two post-Christmas blood drives

During the holidays, blood supplies drop significantly, so donating blood becomes even more important. A pint of blood can save up to three lives. To help the American Red Cross ensure a safe and secure supply of blood, Yale-New Haven Hospital will host two blood drives in late December.

On Friday, Dec. 27, the York Street Campus will host a blood drive at 55 Park Street from 7 am - 6 pm. For an appointment, please contact Lonnie Avery, tissue and transfusion safety officer, Blood Bank Laboratory, (203) 688-8425 or

On Monday, Dec. 30, the Saint Raphael Campus will host a blood drive in the Allspice Café, 9 am - 1:45 pm. To schedule an appointment for this drive, call the Red Cross at (800) 733-2767 or visit

YNHH opens outpatient physical and occupational therapy center

Yale-New Haven Hospital Rehabilitation Services has opened a new outpatient physical and occupational therapy office at 48 Wellington Road, Suite 103 in Milford. The facility offers the most advanced equipment for physical and occupational therapy in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Licensed, certified physical and occupational therapists provide one-on-one patient care and develop individualized programs for patients.

In addition, Yale Orthopaedics has opened an office at the same location in Suite 129. It provides care and treatment for pain and/or injury to upper and lower extremities, joint replacement surgery, sports injuries, trauma/fracture, and women's musculoskeletal medicine. X-ray services are also available on-site.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for YNHH Rehabilitation Services, call (203) 301-5555 and for Yale Orthopaedics, call (203) 737-5660.

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2014 Wish Book focuses on pediatric patients

Gift giving is not only for holiday time. Yale-New Haven's fourth annual Wish Book is a gift list focusing on the needs of our youngest patients — those being treated at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital — throughout the year. The 2014 list is a collection of items suggested by YNHCH staff that will comfort children and their families at a time when they are most challenged and vulnerable.

Many of the gifts in the Wish Book are items that some families are unable to purchase themselves and others items include equipment that may be in short supply. Suggested gifts include car seats, rocking chairs and breast pumps. Over the last three years, supporters contributed more than $95,000 for Wish Book gifts. You may request a copy of the 2014 Wish Book by calling (203) 200-GIFT (4438) or visiting where donations may be made online.

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A new care center for patients with heart failure

The Transitional Care Center is a new outpatient service for patients with heart failure who have been hospitalized. The center is designed to prevent health complications and hospital readmissions through one-on-one education, telephone access to cardiac nurses and a cardiologist, medical management, weight monitoring and adjustment of loop diuretics.

The Transitional Care Center is located in the Yale New Haven Hospital Heart and Vascular Outpatient Center in the Yale Physician Building, 800 Howard Ave. in New Haven. For more information, please call (203) 688-0400.

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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 Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 5 to 7 pm. To make an appointment with a financial counselor, call (203) 688-2046.

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