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June 2012

Yale-New Haven honored for excellence in commuter benefits

commuter benefits

The National Center for Transit Research at the University of the South Florida has designated Yale-New Haven Hospital as one of the 2012 "Best Workplaces for Commuters" for meeting the National Standard of Excellence for outstanding commuter benefits. These benefits promote energy conservation by reducing traffic congestion and related air pollution. In the past few years, Yale-New Haven's Traffic Demand Management program has been responsible for increasing commuting options, thereby decreasing employee car usage by more than 400 vehicles per day.

AHA Heart Walk on June 2

commuter benefits

The American Heart Association is dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases—our nation's number one killer. Seventy percent of Americans don't get enough exercise, blaming lack of time and lack of motivation. Put your best foot forward and walk with Yale-New Haven Hospital on Saturday, June 2 at Savin Rock Park in West Haven. Registration is at 10 a.m., and the walk starts at 11 a.m. This 5k/3 mile walk is an event for the entire family—leashed dogs are welcome, too! Help support the AHA and join Team YNHH, or contact Charlotte Hickey for more information, 203.688.4373.

Komen Connecticut Race for the Cure on June 2

commuter benefits

The Komen Connecticut Race for the Cure raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. As a 2012 sponsor, Yale-New Haven Hospital invites you to participate and join Team Yale-New Haven in the Hartford race at Bushnell Park on Saturday, June 2. For more information or to register, send an email or call 860.321.7806.

Spring health talks

Take charge of your health and attend a free health talk this spring, from 6:30-8 p.m. in one of three convenient locations. Register online or call 203.688.2000 or toll-free, 888.700.6543 and press option "2."

commuter benefits Shoreline Medical Center, 111 Goose Lane, Guilford
  • Tuesday, June 5 —Why Is My Baby Screaming? Is Acid Reflux a Possibility? presented by Uma Phatak, MD
  • Tuesday, June 12 — Great News: Advances in Heart Failure Therapy presented by Lavanya Bellumkonda, MD
Evergreen Woods, 88 Notch Hill Road, North Branford
  • Thursday, June 7 — Exercise: The Running Paradox presented by Thomas Brady, PT
Hamden Professional Center, 2560 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden

Relaxation workshop on June 14


As part of the Smilow Wellness Workshop series, teacher and musician Beth Patella will share and demonstrate techniques used to achieve relaxation through sound and music. Through meditation, chanting and basic singing, participants learn how to activate the body's key energy points and reclaim optimal energy. The "Finding My Voice" workshop, presented by Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, is on Thursday, June 14 from 2-4 p.m. in room #202 at 55 Park Street in New Haven. This workshop is free and all are welcome to attend. Free parking is available on the fourth floor of Air Rights Garage. Space is limited and reservations are required. Register online or call 203.688.2000 or toll-free, 888.700.6543 and press option "2."

Neurosciences HealthLINK: Patients with drug-resistant epilepsy should undergo surgery sooner rather than later


A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that brain surgery is often a last resort for people with drug-resistant epilepsy, but performing surgery earlier may prevent years of suffering. Read the latest issue of Neurosciences HealthLINK to learn what Dennis Spencer, MD, director of epilepsy surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital, has to say about the nearly three million Americans and 50 million people worldwide who have epilepsy, and the 30-40 percent who do not achieve seizure control with drugs alone.

Register now for the Closer to Free Bike Ride on September 8

closer to free

Register now and start training for the second annual Closer to Free Bike Ride, benefiting Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, on Saturday, September 8. Contact us to learn more about riding, volunteering or supporting the 2012 bike ride, 203.688.8727.

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, June 18 and Monday, July 16 from 5-7 p.m. To make an appointment with a financial counselor, call 203.688.2046.

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