Newsbriefs

Time to update SmartWeb listings May 15-31

As of Saturday, June 1 when the Saint Raphael Campus goes live on Epic on the Saint Raphael Campus, YNHH will use a single online employee directory and paging system — Smart Web and Smart Speech — on both campuses. In preparation for that, Information Technology Services (ITS) is asking all employees to review their personal information in SmartWeb and update it. Between Wednesday, May 15 and Friday, May 31, employees must update their worklocation and phone, fax and pager numbers in Employee Self Service. It is particularly important for SRC employees to update their personal information because Smart Web will replace their current directory — XTEND — on June 1. Go to the Employee Self Service page on the YNHH Intranet and in the upper left-hand corner, click on Home/My Info/About Me. The change will be ready the following day. If employees need more information, they may access a 20-second video at intranet/ynhhs/ist/telecom or call 688-2767

Auxiliary hosts talk on mobility and fall prevention

The Yale-New Haven Hospital Auxiliary will present a free community health education lecture entitled "Safe Steps," a discussion on safe mobility and the steps one can take to reduce the chances of falling. The talk takes place on Thursday, May 23, at noon at the Cultural Arts Center at the Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Road, Hamden. Mary Tinetti, MD, geriatrician, Adler Geriatric Assessment Center, will share information about how to reduce the risk of falling during daily activities. Dr. Tinetti notes that falls are associated with significant injuries and are linked to reduced independence in older adults. Effective fall prevention may reduce fall-related injuries. To register, employees should call 888-700-6543 or at register online.

livingwell seminar on YNHH workplace savings plan, May 15, 24

YNHH livingwell is sponsoring another of its helpful financial wellness seminars. The next seminar will cover the workplace savings plan: what the plan is, how employees can get on a productive path to saving and how employees can make this employee benefit work for them over time. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, May 15 in the cafeteria conference room on the Saint Raphael Campus, noon-1 p.m. It will be held on Friday, May 24, noon-1 p.m. on York Street in room CH 201. The speaker will be Ted Swiderski, workplace planning and guidance consultant, Fidelity Investments, which administers YNHH's plan. To reserve a seat, employees should call 800-642-7131.