Do you know what time it is? Off-shift executive coverage expands to Saint Raphael Campus

Do you know what time it is? Off-shift executive coverage expands to Saint Raphael Campus

Yale-New Haven Hospital has had around-the-clock coverage with a dedicated off-shift executive staff since 2010 and this coverage has expanded to the Saint Raphael Campus.

Off-shift executives and off-shift nurse leaders now oversee hospital operations on both campuses from 7 pm to 7 am each weekday and from 7 pm on Friday night to 7 am on Monday morning.

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Wellness, sustainability program helps employees "walk the walk"

Wellness, sustainability program helps employees "walk the walk"

The granola bars, fruit and other healthy snacks that have popped up at the cafeteria cash registers are visible signs of a program that aims to improve the health of employees — and the environment.

The healthier offerings are part of a wellness and sustainability program the hospital has instituted with Morrison Healthcare Food Services, its food services vendor. Other changes in the York Street and Saint Raphael cafeterias include fewer fried foods and sugary beverages, more whole grains, organic meat, dairy and produce and more detailed labels on food items so employees can make informed decisions on what to eat. In addition, chefs are using cooking techniques that involve less sodium, fat and calories and serving weekly chef's specials made with healthy ingredients, said Dorothy DeCaprio, director, Food and Nutrition Services.

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