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So, Batman, you do windows, too?

So, Batman, you do windows, too?

Jenifer Gargano, RN, a nurse on the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, was recently delighted to see Batman outside the windows on the seventh floor of the Children's Hospital. Batman was taking a break from his usual crime-fighting to amuse patients, family and staff as he cleaned their windows, several flights up from city sidewalks. Compliments of the company contracted to keep the hospital's windows clean, Batman was joined by Superman who also brought gifts to patients inside the hospital. Environmental Services, Patient Relations and Child Life coordinated the appearance of superheroes.
Auxiliary's Toy Closet Program celebrates 20 years and a million smiles

Auxiliary's Toy Closet Program celebrates 20 years and a million smiles

The Yale-New Haven Hospital Auxiliary recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the hospital's Toy Closet Program at the Auxiliary's 61st annual meeting. The event honored the many donors, volunteers and supporters of the program that provides toys to pediatric patients at Yale-New Haven. Auxiliary members pictured at the celebration were (l-r): Peggy DeZinno, president; Diane Petra, Toy Closet Committee co-chair; Christine Dowling, Toy Closet Committee chair; Ann Nyberg, News 8 anchor and Toy Closet Program founder; Marjan Wackers, Toy Closet pioneer; Ingrid Parri, event co-chair; Valerie LeShane, property manager, YNHH and event co-chair; and Deborah Woodworth, assistant to the CEO and administrative liaison, YNHH Auxiliary.
Employees donate school supplies to area students

Employees donate school supplies to area students

YNHH employees once again donated generously to the hospital's annual United Way school supply drive. More than 14,000 pens, pencils, notebooks, backpacks and other supplies were collected from employees and departments throughout the hospital. Pictured are (l-r): school supply drive co-chairs Ann Amaturo, coder/biller, Radiation Therapy; Sonia Nobrega, manager, Outpatient Registration, PFAS; and Lynda Pasquarella, executive secretary, Administration, with the supplies donated to students at St. Martin de Porres Academy in New Haven. Supplies will also be donated to New Haven's Wexler-Grant School.
YHNCH goes live on Epic as Bridgeport Hospital goes live

YHNCH goes live on Epic as Bridgeport Hospital goes live

After months of preparation, the Bridgeport Hospital Campus of Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital successfully implemented the Epic electronic medical record on September 21, the day that Bridgeport Hospital went live. Providers across Yale New Haven Health System now have access to the same electronic medical record for patients no matter where they are treated within the system. On the day of go-live, the Pediatric Inpatient Unit and the Neonatal Intensive Care unit had high inpatient census but the implementation went off without a hitch. Shortly after go-live, Chelsea Petrovits (left), RN, and Indira Wong, RN, both of the Pediatric Inpatient Unit, enter patient information on the Workstation on Wheels.