Yale New Haven Health System inducted 32 employees into its Quarter Century Club at a celebration luncheon at the New Haven Lawn Club recently. This was twice the number of inductees as last year and the highest number since the system was created, reflecting the continuing growth of YNHHS.
At the luncheon, Marna Borgstrom, YNHHS president and CEO, addressed the inductees, all of whom joined their original hospitals in 1988. "While most of you began your careers at Bridgeport, Greenwich or Yale-New Haven hospitals, your work has helped our health system grow to become recognized as one of the leading health systems in the country."
Borgstrom went on to note that with 19,000 total employees, YNHHS is the largest healthcare system in the state and cared for more than 111,000 inpatients and 1.6 million outpatients last year.
"You've witnessed incredible changes during your tenure," Borgstrom said. "Our health system grew by 30 percent with YNHH's acquisition of the Hospital of Saint Raphael, we've implemented Epic at each hospital and in our physician practices and we've adopted a single mission, vision and values statement that further unifies us as a system. Your continued support will help our health system meet the challenges that hospitals and health systems across the country will experience in the future."
The YNHHS Quarter Century Club, which includes employees who have served for 25 years or more, now has nearly 250 members. Inducted this year were: Diana Badamo, Judy Brooks-Seays, Elaine Collake, Donna Criscio, Deborah Lesko, Shirley Majors, Mayra Rosa, Roseann Russo and Carole Schultz from Finance; Vanessa Bailey, Kim Framski, Theresa Gorman, Daniel Nicholson, Karin Peck, Louis Reyes and Michael Werdmann, MD, from Information Technology Services; Carmela Cambareri, Latonya Chisholm, Madeline Crowther, Barbara Fasciano, Carmine Furano, Monica Gallogly, Kristina Golbazi, Lounell Greene, Kathy Kendrick, Sharon Koepfli, Antoinette Perry, Nina Ramos and Garifalia Topalis from System Business Office (SBO); Cassandra Dina, Supply Chain Management; and Patricia Fiorentino and Irene Noel, Legal and Risk Services.