Newsbriefs

Employees invited to Safety Week events

YNHH will mark National Patient Safety Week March 10 - 16 with special events, including a kickoff at Morning Safety Report, 8 am Monday, March 11, Fitkin Auditorium, with livestreaming to the Saint Raphael Campus Cronin Auditorium. Electronic safety displays will be available 9 am - 3 pm Tuesday, March 12, SRC cafeteria, and Thursday, March 14, YSC cafeteria.

Celebrate National Nutrition Month

This month, Yale New Haven Hospital dietitians and chefs will be providing food demonstrations, recipes and education on healthy, sustainable eating every Wednesday in March, 11:30 am - 1 pm in the cafeterias at both campuses. Scheduled demos are:

  • March 13: Jerked portobello burger with caramelized onion and mango chutney
  • March 20: Tofu and veggie pad Thai
  • March 27: Farro, Swiss chard, mushrooms and garlic-roasted cauliflower bowl sautéed with tofu or chicken.

Learn ways to navigate barriers in the workplace

As part of its Let’s Talk series, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites YNHHS employees to a workshop on navigating barriers and defeating gender bias in the corporate world, with guest presenter Morgan Owens, president and founder of Professional Pretty. The workshop is Friday, March 22, Cronin Auditorium, Saint Raphael Campus. Registration is at 9:30 am; the program begins at 10 am. Lunch will be available. Register on the Infor Learning Management System. For more information, contact Kwame Davenport, 203-502-6553 or kwame.davenport@ynhh.org.

The Morgan A. Owens brand was established as a voice for women who want to become more marketable in their corporate careers or entrepreneurial goals, with the mission that women can be “powerful and pretty’’ through self-love and confidence. Workshop objectives include learning ways to break the rules and get comfortable with being uncomfortable; use adversity to fuel determination; defeat gender bias by learning how self-perception affects relationships, career and life goals; and effectively execute goals.

Thank a special physician in your life on Doctors’ Day

March 30 is National Doctors’ Day, and there’s no better time to honor a physician who has made a difference in your life – as a caregiver or colleague. The Office of Development invites employees to donate to YNHH in honor of the occasion by visiting www.givetoynhh.org.

Simulation center earns national accreditation

The Simulation at Yale New Haven: Advancing Patient Safety and Education (SYN:APSE) Center for Learning, Transformation and Innovation recently earned accreditation certification for 2018 from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The center was re-accredited for education/teaching and newly accredited for systems integration. SYN:APSE provides expertise in simulation, education, human factors, project management and audiovisual technology. Simulation-based services include education and training, evaluation and assessment, facility design and testing, environmental and workflow analysis, systems integration and device testing. To learn more, call 203-688-9565 or visit ynhhs.org/synapse.