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YNHH receives Susan G. Komen grant

YNHH receives Susan G. Komen grant

Yale-New Haven Hospital recently received a $65,000 grant from the Connecticut Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to continue providing services to underserved and underinsured women in greater New Haven. Funds will help cover a patient navigator, who will work with community partners to provide education and outreach and help guide women to screenings, including YNHH's digital mammography van and other services. From left are: Denise Rivera-Coladonato, grants and mission activities coordinator, Komen; Carla Giles, ambulatory manager, Clinical Administration, and Komen grant project director, YNHH; Patricia A. DeWitt, director, Community Programs/Grants, YNHH; and Lisa McCooey, grants chair, Komen, and director, Comprehensive Cancer Program, Connecticut Department of Public Health.
Hospital honored for outstanding achievement in community service

Hospital honored for outstanding achievement in community service

Yale-New Haven recently received the 2014 Connecticut's Hospital Community Service Award from the Connecticut Hospital Association and state Department of Public Health. YNHH was honored for its support of Project Access-New Haven, which brings organizations in Greater New Haven together to create an expanded network of medical care and services that improve access to care for underserved patients. Accepting the award recently were (l-r): Chris Borgstrom, program coordinator, Project Access; Darcey Cobbs-Lomax, executive director, Project Access; Suzanne Lagarde, MD, YNHH; CEO, Fair Haven Community Health Center; and founding board member, Project Access; Marna Borgstrom, YNHH CEO; and Richard D'Aquila, YNHH president.
It's a party: Time to break out the bubbly!

It's a party: Time to break out the bubbly!

Jack Rizzo, 3, was loving the bubbles at the July 15 Kids Appreciation Day party at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. The celebration, sponsored by Guideposts Foundation, in partnership with the hospital's Child Life Arts for Healing program and Spiritual Care department, featured music, a BBQ, face painting and games — and some bubble-blowing experts from the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit.
Soup, salad and swing

Soup, salad and swing

The Survivor Swing Band entertained the Hunter Courtyard lunch crowd July 11 as part of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Auxiliary's Notes at Noon summer music concert series. Now in its 28th year, the series offers outdoor entertainment by local musicians from noon to 1 pm on selected Fridays. Jeff Fuller, winner of the Unsung Heroes Award from Jazz Haven, played the first concert on June 27. Future concerts, weather permitting, include: George Baker Band Aug. 1 and ECA Jazz Ensemble Aug. 22.
PAL camp eradicates summer boredom

PAL camp eradicates summer boredom

Showing off his ball-handling skills, Nick Proto (left), director of Protective Services, managed to fend off an impressive defense led by children participating in the Police Athletic League (PAL) of New Haven's summer camp program at Wilbur Cross High School July 10. YNHH sponsored two days of the five-week day camp. Approximately 20 employee volunteers, organized by Dana Clifton, special projects coordinator, developed and staffed health and wellness activities that included tennis, martial arts, an obstacle course and basketball for 225 kids, ages 8-13. YNHH also donated t-shirts, prizes and healthy snacks on both days.