Birthday video takes off!
These employees were so excited to land a part in the hospital's newest birthday video, they turned the helipad at the York Street Campus into a dance floor. The video will be shown at the monthly birthday parties the hospital holds for employees. In addition to the video, the parties feature an update from President Richard D'Aquila on hospital activities, along with cake and other treats.
CPIS gets a bright, colorful makeover
With the snip of a ribbon, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital's Psychiatric Inpatient Services Department celebrated the official unveiling of a newly renovated space, including a refurbished playground, new deck and Silver Lining room where young patients can play, attend classes and hold group sessions and other activities. From left are: Dorothy Denis, RN, patient service manager, CPIS; Marianne Hatfield, RN, nursing director, YNHCH; Cynthia Sparer, senior vice president, YNHH, and executive director, YNHCH; former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy; Andrés Martin, MD, medical director, CPIS; Karen Lamy, manager, Therapeutic Recreation Program; Richard D'Aquila, YNHH president; former parent Nancy Brown; and former patient Bob Brown.
11th Fund gift to bring dozens of smiles
Wayne Gronlund is so grateful for the care his late wife, Becky, received at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, he created "The 11th Fund for NP 11 and Day Hospital Nurses and Staff" in her honor and made a substantial contribution for celebrations, recognitions and other morale-boosting activities for staff on the Hematology Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and Hematology/Day Hospital. The number 11 held special significance for Becky; her birthday was Nov. 11, her son and mother were born on the 11th, and she spent her last days on NP 11. Wayne (standing, second from left) presented the donation June 11. Joining him were (l-r): Jill Williams, RN, patient service manager, NP 11; Quentin Wysopal, Becky's son; Sandra Tolderlund, Becky's mother; Earlene Wilkins, patient care associate, NP 11; and Catherine A. Lyons, RN, MS, executive director, Patient Care Services, Smilow Cancer Hospital. Kneeling (l-r) are: Cheryl Corso, RN, Amy Zethner, RN, and Jarrell San Juan, RN, NP 11.