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It’s not too late to sign up for Closer to Free

Registration for the Closer to Free bike ride to benefit Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven is open. Participants may join one of five in-person rides (10, 25, 40, 65 or 100 miles) on Saturday, Sept. 10, or participate in the event remotely, riding a distance and route of their choosing. Yale New Haven employees receive a discount on the registration fee; email [email protected] for the discount code.  Visit rideclosertofree.org to sign up to ride, donate to a rider or team or volunteer for the event. All funds raised through Closer to Free benefit patient care and research at Smilow and Yale Cancer Center. Send an email if you have questions about riding, donating or volunteering.

Heart and Vascular Center recognized for mitral valve repair 

The Heart and Vascular Center at Yale New Haven Hospital has received the Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award for 2022 from the American Heart Association and the Mitral Foundation for excellence in mitral valve repair surgery. The award recognizes centers that have superior clinical outcomes and an ongoing commitment to reporting and measuring quality and outcome metrics. Mitral valve reconstruction is associated with improved survival and fewer long-term complications versus valve replacement.

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