Newsbriefs

Nursing scholarship applications accepted April 1 - 30

YNHH will accept applications for advanced practice nursing (APRN) scholarships April 1 - 30. Apply online through Infor; click “Quick Links” and “YNHH Scholarship Application” for the Marna P. Borgstrom and Peter N. Herbert, MD, Yale New Haven Hospital Advanced Nursing Education Scholarships. The scholarships provide tuition assistance of up to $10,000 annually to qualified employees working toward advanced nursing education to meet requirements for an APRN license. For more information, visit the YNHH nursing website or HRConnect. Questions? Email nursingscholarships@ynhh.org.

Applications for Yale engineering scholarships due soon

From April 1 - 30, Yale New Haven Health System will accept applications for the Betty Ruth Hollander Engineering and Science Scholarships. The scholarships are open to children and grandchildren of health system employees, including full- and part-time employees of Yale New Haven, Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence + Memorial and Westerly hospitals and the Grimes Center. Children or grandchildren who have been admitted as undergraduates to Yale College to major in engineering or science may apply; applicants may also be current engineering or science undergraduates at Yale. The scholarship covers annual tuition for up to four years. Visit HRConnect and search for “engineering scholarship” for details and an application. Questions? Email engineeringscholarship@ynhh.org.

YNHHS to celebrate National Donate Life Month

Yale New Haven Health will celebrate National Donate Life Month in April by increasing awareness about organ and tissue donor registration and living donation. Yale New Haven Transplantation Center is one of the nation’s top transplant programs and has experienced surgeons with expertise in living-donor liver and kidney transplants. According to Donate Life America, more than 110,000 men, women and children await lifesaving organ transplants with more than 80 percent waiting for a kidney and 12 percent in need of a liver. More than 156 million people are registered organ, eye and tissue donors. To register to be an organ donor, visit Donate Life New England or Donate Life America. You can also express your wish to become a donor when you receive or renew your driver’s license at the DMV.

Diversity and Inclusion offers e-learning while in-person classes on hold

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is committed to taking all COVID-19 precautionary measures to keep patients, employees and the community healthy and safe. Until further notice, all in-person Diversity and Inclusion classes are canceled, but four electronic (e-learn) classes are available for employees to take on their YNHHS or remote computers. Additionally, physicians, providers and social workers can earn continuing education credits for completing any of the e-learn courses. Available Diversity and Inclusion e-learn classes are:

  • Gender Identity – covers what gender identity is, terms used to describe gender identity, how to ask patients to provide this information and how to capture the information in Epic
  • Anyone Can Be An Ally - examines issues facing LGBTQ employees and how behaviors can create an unwelcoming work environment
  • Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts - provides techniques and communications skills for promoting inclusion and respect in the workplace
  • Defeating Unconscious Bias - addresses hidden biases that can affect hiring, promoting and team building and thwart creating a fair and inclusive workplace

For full course descriptions and to register for e-learn classes, visit the Infor Learning Management System. Questions? Contact Kwame Davenport, kwame.davenport@ynhh.org or 203-502-6553.

Yale New Haven Hospital honored for commuter efforts

Yale New Haven Hospital has been honored by Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) for the ninth year. A BWC evaluation found that at least 14 percent of YNHH employees get to work by means other than driving alone. The organization also lauded the hospital’s efforts to address employees’ concerns about challenges such as traffic congestion and carbon emissions, along with commuter benefits that include shuttle services, public transportation subsidies and car- and van-pooling. Visit the Parking and Transportation Office (in network only) or search “parking” from the intranet to learn more.

Abstracts for Safety, Quality and Experience Conference due April 13

Staff from across Yale New Haven Health System, Yale Medicine and Yale School of Medicine are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at the 2020 Joseph A. Zaccagnino Safety, Quality and Experience Conference slated for June 9 at the Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford. Abstracts are due April 13. View the submission criteria or visit the conference website for details about abstracts and registration.

Infor change makes finding and accessing assignments easier

A recent update to the Infor Learning Management System provides employees with an improved interface that puts assigned learning courses front and center, making it easier to manage assignments and launch courses. User dashboards now feature the My Assignment To-Do List, which displays assigned courses according to due date. The most urgent courses will be displayed at the top of the list. Users can also launch their assigned courses with a single click. Visit Infor to learn more.