Newsbriefs

Employees invited to donate in honor of Nurses Week

The Office of Development invites employees to donate to YNHH in honor of a nurse who has made a difference in their lives, as a caregiver or colleague. National Nurses Week is May 6 - 12. To give thanks, visit givetoynhh.org/donate-nurses.

Trauma Survivors Day May 17

National Trauma Survivors Day is designed to draw inspiration from and provide support to survivors of traumatic injuries, along with their caregivers. On Friday, May 17, staff from YNHH’s Trauma Survivors Network will provide information about trauma care and rehabilitation and peer support groups, 10 am - noon, East Pavilion Cafeteria, York Street Campus.

May is Stroke Awareness Month

The most common symptoms of stroke can easily be remembered by the letters
BE FAST:

B = Balance unsteady
E = Eyesight changes
F = Facial droop
A = Arm weakness
S = Speech difficulty
T = Time to call 911
 

Learn more at information tables: 10 am - 2 pm Tuesday, May 21, York Street Campus East Pavilion Cafeteria entrance and 10 am - 2 pm Wednesday, May 29, Saint Raphael Campus Allspice Café.

Auxiliary project grants deadline July 1

Hospital departments at both campuses are invited to apply for up to $5,000 from the YNHH Auxiliary’s Project Grants Program for FY 2019-2020. Requests must be submitted by Monday, July 1 for projects that directly benefit patients and their families and would not be covered by department funding. Submissions must be approved by the department’s vice president. Cover sheets and documentation should be sent to auxiliary@ynhh.org; please include department name and request in the subject line. Supporting documentation should be scanned and attached to the application form. A maximum of six pages will be accepted per proposal.

Please include contact information for the person who will be responsible for spending grant monies. For more information, call 203-688-5717 or email auxiliary@ynhh.org.

Upcoming health lectures and events

To register, visit www.ynhh.org/events.

  • Optimizing Your Chances for Healthy Aging: 3 - 4 pm Wednesday, May 8, Valley Shore YMCA, 201 Spencer Plain Road, Westbrook
  • Don't Make Me Laugh: Incontinence Isn't Funny: 7 - 8 pm Thursday, May 16, 633 Middlesex Turnpike, Old Saybrook