Newsbriefs

YNHH offers free income tax preparation

YNHH and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program are again offering free federal and state income tax preparation services to YNHH employees whose total household income was under $54,000 in 2018. VITA tax preparers will see employees in the consultation room at the YNHH Fitness Center, 48 York St., Mondays and Thursdays, Feb 4 - April 11. Employees must call the Benefits Office, 203-688-8339, to make an appointment with a tax preparer, which takes 30 - 45 minutes. Employees must bring all W-2 and 1099 forms for the 2018 tax year; a copy of 2017’s tax return; a copy of a photo ID (driver’s license, passport or YNHH employee ID badge); original Social Security cards or the individual taxpayer identification number of each person being claimed; and bank account information for direct deposit of any IRS refund. More information about the VITA program – including other sites for VITA tax preparation in Greater New Haven – is available on Infor.

MRC accepting donations for canned-food drive

YNHH’s Mutual Respect Committee is hosting a month-long canned-food drive to help those in our communities who are struggling. The committee is asking employees to help local families by donating food (canned only) through Feb. 20. Donations will be distributed to local food banks. Please drop off items at the Atrium Gift Shop entrance or New Haven Unit cafeteria, York Street Campus; or the Saint Raphael Campus All Spice Café. For more information, call Michelle Poynton, 203-688-0012, or Diane Mercado, 203-688-2185.

Scholarship applications accepted beginning March 1

Applications will be accepted March 1 - April 30 for the Frances Grindell Patient Care Associate, Clinical Technician and Emergency Department Technical Associate Scholarship for YNHH employees in these positions who are pursuing nursing degrees. To be eligible, YNHH employees must be in good employment standing and working at least 24 hours per week for at least one year as a PCA, CT, EDTA or ED tech. Scholarships of up to $750 for full-time employees and $500 for part-time employees will be awarded annually to qualified applicants who have been accepted by or are enrolled in a Connecticut registered nursing licensure program. Applications must be submitted online only. Applicants will be required to submit official transcripts and a letter of recommendation from a YNHH clinical manager, and complete an application questionnaire. Visit HRConnect for more information. The scholarship fund was established by the children of the late Frances Q. Grindell, RN, a YNHH nurse for 44 years, to honor her love for education and dedication to nursing.

Infor Learning Management System reminder

To make the Infor LMS user experience as easy as possible, a guide is now available to all staff. Designed to direct users to their assigned (required) learning and provide clear instructions for enrolling in elective (non-required) courses, the “Accessing Required and Elective Training in Infor LMS guide” is available on everyone’s Infor learner dashboard.