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Let’s Talk session on cross-cultural communication April 20

YNHHS’ Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invites employees to a Let’s Talk event: “SAY Anything to Anyone, Anywhere! 5 Keys to Successful Cross-Cultural Communication,” noon - 2 pm Tuesday, April 20, via Zoom. Keynote speaker Gayle Cotton will discuss how cultural differences can lead to miscommunication, and offer tips on managing preexisting cultural expectations, understanding cultural sensitivities and avoiding conflict. To register and receive the Zoom link, visit the Infor Learning Management System. For more information, contact Kwame Davenport, 203-502-6553, or [email protected].

Employees invited to Yale Women’s Mental Health Conference

The Women's Mental Health Conference (WMHC) will host its virtual 2021 conference April 23 - 24, featuring #MeToo founder Tarana Burke as keynote speaker. This year’s conference will focus on racial justice, healing and COVID-19’s impact on women. The conference also will include panel discussions on Black and Native American women’s mental health, women's mental health tech, and reproductive psychiatry. For more information and to register, visit the conference website. Questions? Email [email protected].

YNHH among the best for commuters

For the 10th consecutive year, Yale New Haven Hospital has been honored by Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) as among the nation’s top employers. BWC found that at least 14 percent of YNHH employees get to work by means other than driving alone. The organization recognized YNHH’s efforts to address issues such as traffic congestion and carbon emissions, and the hospital’s range of commuter benefits. YNHH commuter benefits include shuttle services, public transportation subsidies, car- and van-pooling and other alternatives. To learn more, visit Parking on the YNHH intranet (in network only).

YNHH receives Transcatheter Valve Center Certification

The Structural Heart Program at YNHH’s Heart and Vascular Center recently received Transcatheter Valve Certification from the American College of Cardiology (ACC). YNHH’s is the first and only Connecticut program to receive this ACC certification, which recognizes expertise, care quality and safety, and outstanding outcomes for transcatheter valve replacement patients. During a rigorous, nine-month evaluation for the certification, ACC reviewers analyzed care quality, clinical outcomes, patient experience, quality assessment and performance improvement initiatives.

Medical library receives national research award

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library – the library for YNHH and Yale – has received the national Medical Library Association’s 2021 Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award. The award recognizes organizations that have advanced health information research and evidence-based practice in health sciences libraries, and have created and sustained a culture of research that contributes significantly to clinical, educational, research or administrative outcomes in their institutions. Learn more about the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library.