Newsbriefs

Employees asked to create a bundle for a bundle

Yale-New Haven's Mutual Respect Committee is collaborating with the Social Work department and Primary Care Centers (PCCs) to present the Bundle of Joy event. The committee invites employees hospital-wide to team up with colleagues to create a "bundle" of newborn items to be donated to families in need at YNHH's PCC. Each bundle should be placed in a diaper bag or basket and contain (new items only, please): Diapers (sizes newborn and up), one-piece sleepers (sizes 6 to 24 months), fitted crib sheets, baby toiletries, bibs and burp cloths, towels and wash cloths, baby wipes and layette sets. Once the bundle is completed, call 688-4625 on the York Street Campus or 789-3324 on the Saint Raphael Campus for pick-up. Bundles will be distributed through the PCC. The Bundle of Joy event runs through Friday, Aug. 15.

Employee discounts available for Connecticut Open tennis tournament

Yale New Haven Health System employees can receive a 25 percent discount off adult tickets for individual sessions at the Connecticut Open tennis tournament, Aug. 17-23 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, 45 Yale Ave, New Haven. YNHHS is a cornerstone sponsor of the event. Visit www.ctopen.org/TicketsandTravel and enter promotional code CO14YNHH. Or call 855-464- 8366 and reference the Yale New Haven Health System employee discount.

Pens + pencils + paper = YNHH school supply drive kick-off

The 14th annual Yale-New Haven Hospital annual school supply drive, conducted in partnership with the United Way of Greater New Haven, runs now through Friday, Aug. 29. Employees are asked to consider purchasing school supplies to donate to local students. Last year, YNHH delivered more than 12,000 supplies to area schools. This year, supplies will be donated to pre-K through grade eight students at New Haven's Lincoln Bassett and John C. Daniels schools. All types of new or unused supplies are needed and appreciated, including notebooks, crayons, erasers, rulers, backpacks, pens and pencils. Place donations in drop boxes located throughout the hospital or call school supply drive co-chairs Sonia Nobrega, 688-2054, York Street Campus, or Ann Amaturo, 867-5479, Saint Raphael Campus, to arrange a pick-up.

Closer to Free seeks volunteers with medical, motorcycle experience

Riders and volunteers are still needed for the Sept. 6 Closer to Free bike ride to benefit Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. Organizers are looking in particular for motorcyclists and volunteers with medical experience, but all are welcome. Employees unable to ride or volunteer may donate to a rider and be part of the cheering section that lines the roads on ride day. Employees are also welcome to join the finish line celebration, featuring live music, refreshments, kids' activities and more. To sign up for Closer to Free as a rider, volunteer or supporter, visit www.rideclosertofree.org. Questions? Email rideclosertofree@ynhh.org.

Mobile Heartbeat phones now at SRC

In early June, the Saint Raphael Campus Emergency Department replaced SpectraLink phones with the Mobile Heartbeat system, providing iPhones to staff members, along with individual Mobile Heartbeat phone numbers that are listed under each staff member's name in Smart Web. Mobile Heartbeat is an iPhone application that is integrated with Epic and delivers patient-specific information directly to caregivers. It was introduced at the York Street Campus Adult and Pediatric emergency departments two years ago.

Alerts now available on YNHH shuttle app

The new Ride Systems mobile application, which tracks the location of YNHH's free, intercampus shuttle at any given moment, now includes an alert function to inform riders about construction, delays and detours. To sign up for alerts, select the icon in the upper right corner of the main YNHH Ridesystems screen and choose "alerts." You can access Ride Systems at www. ynhhbus.org or from any smart phone at www.ynhhbus.org. You can also download the free iPhone App from the iTunes store or Android App from Google Play by searching Ride Systems. Once downloaded, select "YNHH" from locations and "Intercampus" from the route options.