Walter Camp players score big
at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
To the delight of pediatric patients and their families, visitors and employees, eight college football players who were in New Haven to be honored by the Walter Camp Foundation paid a special visit to Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. Patients and staff on the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit got a special treat when John Manziel, the quarterback for Texas A & M University and this year's Hesiman Trophy winner, stopped by for a visit. Manziel and the other players visited throughout the seventh floor, the Pediatric Specialty Center and the Pediatric Infusion Center in Smilow Cancer Hospital. Staff on the PICU were delighted to pose with the youngest player ever to win the Heisman Trophy. Shown (l-r) were: residents Godiwala Nihal, MD, and Chatterjee Avik, MD; John Manziel; Judy Janiak, PCA; Christine Rovelli, RN; Casey Thibodeau, RN; and Cara Graneto, certified child life specialist, Child Life.
ORs for minimally invasive surgery
open on third floor of East Pavilion
After almost six months of construction, two new operating rooms have opened on the third floor of the East Pavilion. The rooms are specially outfitted for minimally invasive surgery and share a control room designed with high definition digital equipment. Increasingly, patients needing urology surgery are treated in an ambulatory setting. The hospital invested in the modernized rooms to meet this growing need. Shown at the minimally invasive ribbon-cutting were (l-r): Harris Foster, Jr., MD; Natasha Zadorojnyi, RN; Stella Williams, surgical technician; Dinesh Singh, MD, wielding scissors; Janet Serra, RN, patient service manager, Ambulatory Operating Rooms; Colleen Fall, RN; and Charles Walker, MD.