Newsbriefs

HR to hold employee career fair Friday, July 19 on SRC

Human Resources will hold a career exploration information session for employees on Friday, July 19, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., in the Allspice Café, Saint Raphael Campus. Those seeking information about general and clinical college programs should consider attending. Employees from both campuses are invited and must present their YNHH badge to be admitted. A representative from Gateway Community College will discuss business and technology courses. Representatives from local and online colleges, universities and training programs will be on hand to discuss their courses and programs that support careers in healthcare. Employees who have questions before the session can contact Cynthia Lowman, career counselor, Human Resources, at cynthia.lowman@ynhh.org or 688-1085. Lowman is also available for appointments on the SRC on Tuesdays.


51 YNHH physicians among New York magazine's 'Best Doctors' list

New York magazine recently named 51 Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) physicians among the best in the New York metropolitan area in its 16th annual "Best Doctors" issue. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a New York City research and information firm, determines the rankings based on a regional peer-review survey that asks thousands of licensed physicians to nominate the physicians who, in their judgment, are the best in their field and related fields. The 2013 "Best Doctors" issue, which features a total of 1,198 physicians, is available online at nymag.com/bestdoctors. A list of Yale-New Haven Hospital physicians in New York magazine's "Best Doctors" issue is available in the newsroom at www.ynhh.org.


Ramp in AAir Rights Garage is closed for construction

The Air Rights Garage (ARG) entrance ramp from MLK Boulevard and York Street is closed for construction Monday through Friday, 6-11 a.m., until September. During these hours, garage traffic will be diverted to the reversible ramp on MLK Boulevard west of York Street. At all times, traffic may enter the garage via the South Frontage Road entrance ramp. In addition, the motorcycle area on Level 1 accessed via the MLK entrance ramp will be closed until September. For more information, employees many visit downtowncrossingnewhaven.com; updates on parking and ARG are available at parknewhaven.com.


Yale-New Haven Health System receives national information technology award

Yale-New Haven Health System has been named again one of the Most Wired health systems in the nation by Hospitals and Health Networks, a trade magazine published by the American Hospital Association. Recognition is based on technology advancements healthcare organizations make to enhance patient safety, clinical quality and customer service, and improve efficiency. Most Wired hospitals demonstrate better outcomes in four key areas: infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, and clinical integration. Only six hospitals in Connecticut received the Most Wired designation. In addition to the implementation of the Epic electronic medical record, other technology-related improvements at YNHHS include:

  • Growing use of remote monitoring for disease and case management such as telestroke and the telepharmacy programs that allow physicians, nurses and pharmacists from the main hospital to prescribe, supervise chemotherapy administration, and diagnose and treat patients at sites in Connecticut
  • Enhanced access to real-time clinical information which has reduced errors and eliminated duplication


Smilow will now provide quality control for NP 4-101

Employees who want to use the fourth floor conference room (NP 4-101 A and B) in Smilow Cancer Hospital will continue to reserve it online through Event Management. To ensure the readiness of the room for each reservation, the Smilow event coordinator will confirm all requests and coordinate support staff to make sure the room is clean and ready for each group.


Fitness center offers members spinning classes before Closer to Free

To help members prepare to ride in Closer to Free, the YNHH livingwell Fitness Center is again offering spinning classes. Designed for all levels of riders, the classes are on Wednesdays at noon and 5:30 p.m. and on Fridays at 6:15 p.m., through September. Employees may call 203-497-2100 or go to ynhhfitness.motivation.cc for more information about fitness center membership or the classes. Nicholas Kane, fitness specialist, YNHH Fitness Center, will also work with non-members to help them prepare outside of the fitness center for the ride. Those interested should email him at nicholas.kane@ynhh.org.