Newsbriefs

A Positive Difference campaign enrollment now open

A Positive Difference is the giving program designed to make it easy for employees to include YNHH in their annual charitable giving. Employees may choose from 11 patient-centered funds to support; give $2 or more per paycheck through automatic payroll deduction; and change the amount or fund they’re giving to any time through Infor. A mailing explaining A Positive Difference has been sent to employees’ homes. Those who enroll by Monday, Sept. 30 will be eligible for a drawing for one of five iPads. For more information select “Positive Difference” under the “Pay” tab on Infor, visit givetoynhh.org/positivedifference or call the Office of Development, 203-688-9644.

Unleash your inner innovator!

YNHHS employees and physicians are invited to the Center for Health Care Innovation’s first HealthTech Forum, 8 am - 3 pm Tuesday, Nov. 5, Zhang Auditorium, Yale School of Management, 165 Whitney Ave., New Haven. The event, also open to staff, researchers, faculty and student teams at Yale University, along with members of the community, seeks to lower the barrier to healthcare innovation and help the next group of innovators translate their ideas into solutions that reshape the healthcare experience. The event will include education programming featuring insights on innovation and entrepreneurship from YNHH leaders, area investors and healthcare entrepreneurs, and a pitch competition for innovators to pitch their healthcare innovation ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win a prize. To learn more about the pitch competition and submit an application, visit ynhhs.org/HealthTechForum. Applications are due by Sept. 28. To attend the education program, pitch event or both, register on the website by Nov. 5. Email innovation@ynhh.org if you have questions about the event and competition.

Employees invited to Healthcare Simulation Week info tables

Yale New Haven’s SYN:APSE Simulation Center will host information tables during Healthcare Simulation Week Sept. 16 - 20. Center staff will answer questions, provide information about the benefits of simulation and demonstrate a simulation manikin. Giveaways will be available. Tables will be 11 am – 2 pm Monday, Sept. 16, York Street Campus cafeteria entrance, and Wednesday, Sept. 18, Saint Raphael Campus cafeteria entrance. The Simulation Center provides a safe learning environment which fosters mutual respect and interdisciplinary team spirit. Center staff members support clients during learning programs in an actual clinical environment and provide clients with instructor education and coaching. For more information, call 203-688-9565 or visit www.ynhhs.org/synapse.

United Way’s New Haven Day of Caring Sept. 21

Join the volunteers who will package 37,000 meals for hungry children and families and beautify New Haven through park cleanup projects during United Way of Greater New Haven’s Day of Caring, 8:30 - 11:30 am Saturday, Sept. 21. For more information, email andrew.orefice@ynhh.org or call 203-688-5671.

Sickle cell walk Sept. 28

YNHH is a sponsor of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Southern Connecticut Walkathon to raise funds for and awareness of sickle cell disease. This year’s 28th Annual Walk and James Barber 5K run are Saturday, Sept. 28, East Rock Park, New Haven. Registration is at 8 am; the walk and run begin at 9 am. To register for and/or donate to the walkathon, contact James Flaherty, james.flaherty@ynhh.org or 203-688-3829; or visit the walkathon website.

Bogin lectures Oct. 10

“Autism: Where Are We Now?” is the focus of the 42nd annual Maxwell Bogin, MD, Lectures in Pediatrics, 8 am - 2 pm Wednesday, Oct. 30, Trumbull Marriott Shelton in Trumbull. To register, call 888- 357-2396, and select ‘1’ for events, or visit bridgeporthospital.org/events. Credit card payments only: $99 until Oct. 18; $115 after. CME credits available.

Volunteers sought for tax preparation assistance

Volunteers are needed to provide tax preparing services from late January through mid-April 2020 in the Yale New Haven Hospital Pediatric Primary Care Center. This tax prep assistance program will help low-income, working families, people with disabilities and non-native English speakers. No prior tax knowledge is needed to participate; volunteers will need to complete an online or in-person tax preparation training course and receive IRS certification. The program is offered through StreetCred New Haven and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Anyone interested in volunteering may contact StreetCredNHV@gmail.com or leslie.sude@yale.edu.

YNHH recognized for promoting organ, eye and tissue donation

Yale New Haven Hospital has earned platinum-level recognition for participation in the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Organ Donation Campaign, which aims to increase organ, eye and tissue donor registrations. The WPFL is a national initiative that unites the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration and organ donation community with workplaces nationwide. YNHH was recognized for educating staff, patients, visitors and communities about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donation, and offering opportunities to register as donors. YNHH was one of 638 organizations to earn platinum recognition. This year’s campaign added more than 48,000 registrations to state registries and the Puerto Rico registry.