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Yale-New Haven Hospital opens new psychiatric observation unit

Yale-New Haven Hospital opens new psychiatric observation unit

Yale-New Haven Hospital recently opened a new psychiatric observation unit in the Clinic Building, Suite 343. The 3,500-square-foot, 12-bed unit will be staffed 24/7 by a psychiatric care team and is expected to serve more than 4,000 patients per year in a quiet location that can more easily connect patients with ambulatory, inpatient and non-acute settings. The ambulatory unit is intended for patients who require psychiatric evaluation to determine admission or create an appropriate treatment plan. Shown at the unit's ribbon-cutting are (l-r): Jasper Tolarba, RN, MSN, patient service manager for the unit; Matt Goldenberg, MD, the unit's medical director; John H. Krystal, MD, chief of Psychiatry, YNHH; Merlyn LaPaix, RN, MSN, director, Psychiatric Nursing; Stephen Merz, vice president and executive director, Behavioral Health; Angie Wing, coordinator, YNHPH Administration; and Richard D'Aquila, president and COO.
James Myers — IR technologist and SAW graduate — honored by Catalyst Learning Company

James Myers — IR technologist and SAW graduate — honored by Catalyst Learning Company

James Myers was recently honored with a Dream Achievers Award by Catalyst Learning Center, a national company that developed the School at Work (SAW) program. Yale-New Haven Hospital has offered the SAW program to employees since 2004. Myers, who began his career at YNHH in 2006 as a patient transporter, graduated from School at Work in 2007. SAW helped him prepare for the additional education he needed to attain his goal of becoming an interventional radiologic technologist. While working full-time as a patient care associate, he earned his degree in radiography at Gateway Community College. Today, Myers is an interventional radiologic technologist in the Interventional Radiology Laboratory. The Catalyst Dream Achiever Award recognizes outstanding professional and personal accomplishments among SAW graduates working in the healthcare industry. Kevin Myatt, senior vice president, Human Resources, presented a surprised Myers with his plaque. Patricia Worthy, RN, manager, Workforce Diversity who oversees the SAW program, enjoys Myers' surprise.