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October 2012

Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Hospital of Saint Raphael are now one

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On September 12, 2012, Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Hospital of Saint Raphael became a single 1,541-bed hospital with two main campuses. By becoming an integrated hospital, we’re bringing  together our respective skills and resources.

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Tommy Fund Family Day is Oct. 7

The Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer will host a Family Day on Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Yale Tennis Center, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event includes a 5k run, a 2-mile walk and a .3-mile fun run for children 10 years old and younger. The Tommy Fund Family Day is the fund's largest, single-day fundraising event, which supports pediatric cancer patients and their families who come to Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital for cancer treatment. For more information, contact Debbie Klotzer at the Smilow Cancer Network, 203-688-8824 or visit www.tommyfund.org.


Free depression screenings offered on Oct. 11

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In observance of National Depression Screening Day, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital is offering free depression screenings on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The 15-minute screenings will be held at YNHPH's Intensive Outpatient Program, 425 George Street, between Howe and Park Streets. No appointment is necessary and there is free parking at the site. More than half a million people have been screened for depression annually through NDSD since 1991. For more information, call 203-688-3182.


WCBH hosts events in recognition of October
as Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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The Women's Center for Breast Health at Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus is hosting two events during October in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. WCBH is the flagship sponsor of the 2012 New Haven American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, Oct. 14 beginning at 11 a.m. at Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven. For more information, call 203-867-5651.

On Thursday, Oct. 25, WCBH will host an evening of celebration and hope for breast cancer survivors featuring music and light refreshments. Breast cancer experts from Yale-New Haven Hospital and the former Hospital will be on hand to talk about the resources of the expanded breast program. Registration is required by Oct. 22 by calling 1-888-700-6543 or online at www.ynhh.org/events.


YNHH Auxiliary to host lecture on foot health

The Yale-New Haven Hospital Auxiliary will present a free health education lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at noon at the Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Road, Hamden. Entitled "The Right Steps to Better Foot Health," the lecture features John S. Reach, MD, attending physician, orthopedic surgeon, and director, Foot and Ankle section at YNHH. He will discuss common foot and ankle problems and the latest in treatments, such as total ankle replacement or tendon repair. To register, call 203-688.2000 or register online at www.ynhh.org/events.


Spine services offers talk on neck pain and disorders

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Neck pain is the subject of "Care of the Aging Spine: A Focus on Neck Disorders," to be held Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Guilford Library, 67 Park Street, Guilford. Sponsored by Spine Services of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus, the talk features John Beiner, M.D. an orthopedic surgeon and Patrick Tomak, M.D., a neurosurgeon, who will also discuss how neck disorders can cause pain in the back, shoulders and other parts of the body. Register by calling 203-789-3275 or online at www.ynhh.org/events.


Annual Community Health Fair is Oct. 20

Yale-New Haven Hospital's Department of Community Health will sponsor a free health fair on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Primary Care Center, 789 Howard Avenue in New Haven. Health screenings include blood pressure, diabetes, oral health, cholesterol, vision, glaucoma and stroke. The event will also feature outdoor activities with live music, raffles & giveaways, children's games, community health education information and refreshments. To learn more about this free community event, call 203-688-2219.


Give blood on Oct. 22

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The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Monday, Oct. 22 on the 2nd floor of the 55 Park Street Building from 7 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. As a major trauma and surgical center, Yale-New Haven Hospital is the largest user of blood and blood products in Connecticut. The Red Cross continues to need donations of all blood types. Anyone wishing to donate may email to make an appointment or call 203-688-8425. Walk-ins are welcome during the last 15 minutes of each hour.


Auxiliary hosts The Art of Healing membership event

The Yale-New Haven Hospital Auxiliary will host "The Art of Healing," a discussion of the Smilow Art Program, led by Rosalyn Cama, president of CAMA, Inc. and Smilow Art Program consultant. The presentation, which includes a guided tour of selected Smilow artwork, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 5-7 p.m. at 55 Park Street, New Haven in the auditorium. The event is free and reservations are required by Oct. 12 by calling 203-688-5717 or emailing auxiliary@ynhh.org .


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Clinton Blood Draw station now open

Yale-New Haven Hospital has opened a blood draw station located at 252 East Main Street in Clinton. Offering adult and pediatric blood draw services, the office hours are Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., closing daily between 12:30 - 1 p.m. Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to noon. No appointment is necessary. For information, call 860-664-9112.


Smilow Wellness Workshops presents session on healthy cooking

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The Smilow Cancer Hospital Wellness Workshops series will host "Preparing healthy, hearty food…for everyday eating," on Thursday, Nov. 1 in the 55 Park Street auditorium, New Haven. Claire Criscuolo, RN, owner of Claire's Corner Copia, a nationally-known vegetarian restaurant in New Haven, will present the workshop which includes a cooking demonstration and food sampling.

The workshop is free and open to the public, and reservations are required. Free parking is available in the Air Rights Garage. To register, call 203-688-2000 or online at www.ynhh.org/events.


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 — usually on the third Monday of the month. The next two sessions are Monday, Oct. 15 and Monday, Nov. 19 from 5-7 p.m. To make an appointment with a financial counselor, call 203-688-5470.

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