Evening career exploration fair Aug. 17

Employees are invited to an evening career exploration information fair, 8 -10 pm Wednesday, Aug. 17, East Pavilion special events area. Employees must present their YNHH badge for admission. Representatives from area colleges and organizations will discuss educational programs, and additional resources will be available for employees exploring healthcare opportunities. For information, contact Cynthia Lowman, 203-688- 1085, or cynthia.lowman@ynhh.org.

An evening at the Shubert with the Auxiliary

The YNHH Auxiliary is sponsoring a performance of the Gilbert and Sullivan show, "The Pirates of Penzance," Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Shubert Theater, 247 College St., New Haven. The event begins with a coffee and dessert reception, 6:30 - 7:30 pm; the show starts at 8 pm. Tickets are $200 per person and include admission to the reception and show.

All proceeds from ticket sales will support the Auxiliary's programs throughout YNHH. To purchase tickets, call the Shubert, 203-562-5666, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, and ask for Sue Jacobson or John Michael Whitney, or email sjacobson@capa.com or jwhitney@capa.com. Use the code word "YNHH" to obtain the special seating and group tickets. A limited number of seats are available. All group tickets must be purchased by Sept. 15. For details, call 203-688-5717 or email auxiliary@ynhh.org.

First phase of upgrade for patient TVs begins at SRC

A new patient television system being implemented at YNHH will enhance patient engagement and improve patient satisfaction by providing a variety of custom programming. The first phase of the system focuses on upgrading existing TVs and the TV network. Once the process is complete, patients and families will have new pillow speakers and access to 72 high-definition channels, including an interactive program guide, movies on demand and relaxation programming. Activation of the new system began on the Saint Raphael Campus July 18 and will continue throughout August. Work will begin on the York Street Campus later this year. Patient Experience and Information Technology Services are jointly overseeing the project.

Shawl donations requested

The Mutual Respect Committee is asking people who knit or crochet to create shawls or blankets for YNHH adult patients. Employees may also donate shawls, blankets or throws as well as skeins of yarn for knitters. All materials created or donated should be new and nonwool. Employees may drop donations at the Volunteer Services offices at either campus: East Pavilion, YSC, or Main 138, SRC. For information, call Sarah Blum, 203-789-2345, or Sheryl Sobolewski, YSC, 203-688-7456.