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Registration open for June 5 Safety, Quality and Experience Conference

Register today for the 2019 Safety, Quality and Experience Conference slated for June 5 at the Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford. Doors open at 7:30 am and the conference concludes at 3:30 pm. Employees can register online at sqe.ynhh.org. The conference aligns the Joseph A. Zaccagnino Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Conference with the Yale Medicine Quality and Safety Symposium and the YNHHS Patient Experience Conference to create one dynamic day of learning and collaboration. This year focuses on the power of stories as listening to them inspires us to make a positive difference in the lives of the patients we serve as well as our providers.

Workshop to explore relationships of gay men and their families, communities

As part of its Let’s Talk series, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites employees to a multicultural talk featuring Rick Miller, psychotherapist and author, who will lead a discussion highlighting the defining moments of gay liberation throughout history to the present. He will also examine the relationship between gay sons and their mothers. In addition to authoring several books, Miller is executive director of Gay Sons and Mothers, a nonprofit organization.

The workshop is Friday, June 7, 55 Park St. Auditorium, York Street Campus. Registration is at 9:30 am; the program begins at 10 am. Lunch will be available at noon. Workshop objectives include offering understanding for mothers, sons, their families and their communities. It will also address the unique aspects of growing up gay, internal struggles with coming out and family reactions to these moments. Mindfulness exercises will be held to help participants achieve comfort about being gay and to support family and friends who are close to gay men.

All YNHHS employees are invited. To register, visit the Infor Learning Management System. For more information, contact Kwame Davenport, 203-502-6553 or kwame.davenport@ynhh.org.

Dental, oral and maxillofacial services to move

YNHH will move its adult dental and oral and maxillofacial services to 1 Long Wharf Drive, fourth floor, in early June. After the move, adult dental services will no longer be available in the Dana Clinic Building at the York Street Campus; and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center will no longer be at the Saint Raphael Campus. Patients are being notified. The move will allow the hospital to provide enhanced services and care to adult, pediatric, special needs and oral and maxillofacial surgery patients, all in one location, which has free parking.

Upcoming health lectures and events

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

Changes in the Head and Neck: 7 - 8 pm Thursday, June 6, 633 Middlesex Turnpike Old Saybrook.