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November 2013

MRI Center at the Saint Raphael Campus
is now part of YNHH Diagnostic Radiology

The MRI Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus has become part of Yale-New Haven Hospital Diagnostic Radiology. The integration helps YNHH provide high-quality imaging services at convenient locations throughout New Haven County. Procedures are read by board-certified radiology physicians with subspecialty training and certifications. The center is offering extended hours: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm; and Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm.

The integration will result in some changes to how patients or their insurance companies will be billed. Patients are advised to review their benefits or contact their insurance provider to determine what their policy will cover and identify out-of-pocket expenses. YNHH has financial coordinators available to answer billing questions at 203.688.2030.

To make an appointment at the MRI Center located at the Saint Raphael Campus, 1450 Chapel St., call 203.688.1010.


CareCard Lecture Series continues in November

Yale-New Haven Hospital's CareCard Program, targeting those 50 and older, will host free workshops in November focusing on memory loss and keeping your brain active and special benefits available to veterans 65 and older. The workshops are held from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. In addition, there is a Sunday session dealing with grief and loss during the holidays. Registration is required.

  • Sunday, Nov. 3 — Hope for the Holidays is lead by Chaplain Lisa Irish, offering education and inspiration for those dealing with grief or loss as they face the upcoming holiday season.
  • Thursday, Nov. 7 — Attention Veterans Age 65 and Older! will focus on the tax-free Aid and Attendance benefit available to veterans age 65 and older and their spouses to help with the cost of home assistance or assisted living. It is presented by Eric Trinidad-Perez of Veterans Services.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 13 — Memory Loss: When it Matters and When it Doesn't is an insightful look at memory loss and dementia. It is presented by Gerard Kerins, MD, FACP; YNHH attending physician; Associate Chief of Geriatrics for Education; and Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, Yale School of Medicine.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19 — Maintain Your Brain: What Can You Do? is an interactive session highlighting fun activities you can do to keep your brain active and healthy. It is presented by Maria Tomasetti, South Central Regional Director of the Alzheimer's Association.

For more information and to register, call toll-free: 1.888.700.6543.

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New blood draw center opens in Orange on Nov. 4

Yale-New Haven Hospital will open a new blood draw station at 236 Boston Post Road in Orange on Nov. 4. The blood draw station offers adult and pediatric blood draw services. No appointment is necessary and most major insurance plans are accepted.

The Orange blood draw station is open Monday - Friday from 7 am - 5:30 pm (closed daily 12:30 - 1 pm) and Saturday from 8 am - noon.

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November health talk and activities

  • Tuesday, Nov. 5 — Congestive Heart Failure and the Heart-Healthy Diet examines why eating a healthy diet is necessary to improve your heart health. A clinical dietitian will provide educational information on the importance of nutrition as part of an integrated plan in managing congestive heart failure. Class size is limited to 45 people. To register for this free class, call Irene Scanlon, 203.200.6361 or email irene.scanlon@ynhh.org.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20 — Abstract Notes with Nell Bernegger is from 10 am to noon. Be part of an exhibition hosted by Smilow Cancer Hospital and Westport Arts Center by joining Nell Bernegger in creating unique "marks" using gouache (a heavier, opaque variation of watercolor) and watercolor on paper. Participants' art work will be displayed during the exhibition "Abstract Notes" at Smilow. Call 203.200.6129 to reserve a place.
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Free prostate cancer screening coming up on Dec. 5

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, in conjunction with the Yale Cancer Center and the Department of Urology, is offering a free prostate cancer screening and PSA blood test (to assess risk of prostate cancer) on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The event is being held at the McGivney Center for Cancer Care at the YNHH Saint Raphael Campus, 659 George St., New Haven.

The screening is intended for men age 55 and over (especially those between 55 and 70), men age 45 and over with a family history of prostate cancer in a first-degree relative (a father or brother) and African-American men age 40 and over. The screening is available by appointment only. Call 1.888.700.6543.

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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, Nov. 18 and Monday, Dec. 16 from 5 to 7 pm. To make an appointment with a financial counselor, call 203.688.2046.

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