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Celebrate Iced Coffee Day May 23 and support YNHCH

May 23 is Dunkin’ Iced Coffee Day, when $1 from every iced coffee sold at Dunkin’ helps support programs for hospitalized children and their families, including here at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. With proceeds from Iced Coffee Day last year, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation awarded YNHCH a $50,000 grant to expand its art and music therapy programs throughout the Children’s Hospital. So have a coffee on ice and do something nice for patients at YNHCH.

Updated masking guidance for staff

With the end of the national public health emergency, YNHHS is updating its masking guidelines. As of May 11, staff is no longer required to mask in public areas. However, employee masking is still required:

  • In patient rooms
  • When caring for a patient on transmissions-based precautions
  • When performing diagnostic or physical exams
  • If you are experiencing respiratory problems

Patients and visitors are encouraged, but not required to mask.

Update from Occupational Medicine Employee Resource Center 

On May 8, the Employee Resource Center became the Occupational Medicine Employee Resource Center. Contact the center at: 844-543-2147 Option 2. Occupational Medicine telehealth nurses can assist employees with:

  • COVID-19 questions
  • Work-related injury questions
  • Return-to-work clearance
  • If you are not feeling well or need basic first aid advice
  • Any other Occupational Health questions

Hours are 7 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday. The center is closed weekends and holidays. 

Mobile Mammography unit adds Old Saybrook visits

Yale New Haven Hospital’s Mobile Mammography unit now visits Old Saybrook Medical Center, 633 Middlesex Turnpike, 8:45 am -2:15 pm every other Monday. For appointments, call 1-833-772-0003. The mobile unit is equipped with both 3D mammography and screening ultrasound and staffed by a mammography technologist and mammography ultrasound technologist, along with a mammography assistant. As with images taken at YNHH’s brick-and-mortar sites, mammogram and breast ultrasound images taken in the mobile unit are electronically sent to YNHH radiologists for reading. 

Facilities to launch space management system in June

Yale New Haven’s Corporate Facilities division is scheduled to launch a space management system, Starfish Spaces, in early June. Starfish Spaces will allow users to access YNHHS’ property inventory and related data about different spaces, including:  

  • Color-coded floor plans by cost center, room type and room status
  • 3D walkthroughs
  • Practice lists, including which departments occupy different spaces
  • Square footage of various spaces
  • And more

Watch for more communications about Starfish Spaces.