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Michael L. DiLuna, MD, named chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Michael L. DiLuna, MD, named chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Michael L. DiLuna, MD, has been named chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery for the Department of Neurosurgery and Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. Dr. DiLuna will over oversee expanding development and clinical program growth, and enhancing efforts around quality, safety and patient experience at the Children's Hospital. Dr. DiLuna earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Yale University, and did his residency in neurosurgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In 2010, after completing his fellowship, Dr. DiLuna returned to Yale School of Medicine and YNHH as assistant professor of neurosurgery and of pediatrics
Lorraine Lee, director, Pharmacy Services, to head professional group

Lorraine Lee, director, Pharmacy Services, to head professional group

Lorraine Lee, RPh, MHA, director of Pharmacy Services, is the president of the Connecticut Society of Health- System Pharmacists. Lee is the 2011 recipient of the group's Paul G. Pierpaoli Award which recognizes the member who exemplifies the profession through significant contributions to and the development of high standards of pharmacy practice. She earned her BS in pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island and her MHA at Simmons College in Boston. She began her career at YNHH in 1986 as critical care pharmacist. Lee is responsible for the oversight and planning of clinical and operational pharmacy services with a staff of more than 330 who cover both campuses and the Smilow Care Centers throughout Connecticut.
Paula Crombie receives Eleanor Clark Award

Paula Crombie receives Eleanor Clark Award

Paula Crombie, director of Social Work at YNHH, has received the 2013 Eleanor Clark Award for Innovative Programs in Patient Care from the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care. This national award recognizes Crombie's role in helping to design the hospital's innovative off-shift executive leader program. She also recently contributed to developing the 12-bed Medical Respite Care program at the Columbus House shelter. Crombie, co-chair of the hospital's United Way campaign for the past two years, joined YNHH in 1995. She was formerly the director of Human Services for Warwick, R.I., and assistant director for social services at Rhode Island Hospital. Crombie received her bachelor's in social work from Elmira College and her master's in social work from the University of Connecticut. She is a licensed clinical social worker.