Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital receives computer games for cancer patients
Zev Kupfer and Ashley Blume, both cancer survivors and seniors at Amity High School in Woodbridge, collaborated with video game and entertainment software retailer, GameStop, to provide gaming systems for the enjoyment of children undergoing cancer treatment at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.
GameStop, located throughout Connecticut, recently donated 10 Nintendo DS units along with 20 Nintendo DS games. Holding the GameStop giftbags are (L-R): Kevin Cihal, GameStop of Shelton; Mike McDevitt, GameStop of Westport; Andy Rugari, GameStop district manager; Zev Kupfer; Ashley Blume and Gary Kupfer, MD, chief of pediatric hematology/oncology at YNHCH.
Yale-New Haven Hospital is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine. Yale-New Haven was founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826. Today, the hospital's two New Haven-based inpatient campuses include Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties. YNHH's York Street campus and associated ambulatory sites are Magnet-designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.