System Quarter Century Club celebrates 16 new members

Nerio Sosa, desktop support technician, ITS, is one of two employees inducted into the YNHHS Quarter Century Club who started their careers with YNHHS on the Saint Raphael Campus. Sousa and 15 other system employees were recently inducted at a festive Quarter Century Club luncheon.
Nerio Sosa, desktop support technician, ITS, is one of two employees inducted into the YNHHS Quarter Century Club who started their careers with YNHHS on the Saint Raphael Campus. Sousa and 15 other system employees were recently inducted at a festive Quarter Century Club luncheon.

Yale New Haven Health System recently inducted 16 employees into its Quarter Century Club at a celebration luncheon at the New Haven Lawn Club. This was the highest number of inductees since the system was created and reflects the continuing growth of YNHHS.

At the luncheon, Marna Borgstrom, president and CEO of YNHHS, addressed the inductees, all of whom joined their original hospitals in 1987. "When we had our first System Quarter Century Club celebration in 1998, we filled about three or four tables," remarked Borgstrom to the audience of approximately 200 guests. "Just look at us now — we are filling the entire ballroom!"

Borgstrom went on to note that with 19,000 total employees, YNHHS is the largest healthcare system in the state and cared for 94,000 inpatients and 1.2 million outpatients last year. She also noted that Yale-New Haven Hospital, since the acquisition of the Hospital of Saint Raphael, is now one of the largest academic medical centers in the country.

"While each of you began your career at Bridgeport, Greenwich or Yale-New Haven hospital, your work on behalf of YNHHS has helped our system become recognized as one of the leading health systems in the country," added Borgstrom. "As health system pioneers, you have been an integral part of creating what our system is today. Our accomplishments would not have been possible without your dedication and support."

Inductee Ana Schlager joined YNHHS in 2010. She began her career at Greenwich Hospital as a secretary in the management positions at Greenwich Hospital, Schlager moved onto the Human Resources department before joining the Epic team in 2010 as an applications specialist.

"While I loved my positions and colleagues at Greenwich Hospital, I really appreciated the opportunity to take on new challenges by joining YNHHS," said Schlager. "Working for the system in my new position is really challenging, but it has exposed me to many more people and provides lots of interaction with employees throughout the entire system, which I love. It has been an exciting transition."

In addition to Schlager, the YNHHS employees recently inducted are: Deborah Amodio-Gross, manager, Financial Services, Center for Emergency Preparedness and Healthcare Solutions; Anne Andrews, director, Corporate Human Resources Information Systems; Deborah Bielefield, senior financial accountant, Finance; Flora Burgess, account resolution analyst, SBO; Christopher Cannon, international administrator, Center for Emergency Preparedness and Healthcare Solutions; Richard Dowling, corporate contracts specialist, Supply Chain Management; Robert Fossum, supply chain portfolio analyst, Supply Chain Management; Pamela Marfino, secretary, Legal and Risk Services; Lauren Mineri, enhanced clinical support specialist, ITS; Pat Riccitelli, supervisor, Help Desk and Training, ITS; Sandra Richards, executive secretary, SBO; Nerio Sosa; Priscilla Spada, planning analyst, ITS; Alma Spruill, accounts payable service representative, Finance; and Giuseppina Wethly, customer account representative, SBO.