Newsbriefs

Sepsis alert seminar Sept. 13

Christopher Sankey, MD, will present a seminar, “Automated Sepsis Alert,” 3 - 4 pm Wednesday, Sept. 13, seminar room, 55 Park St. The event is part of a safety and quality seminar series presented by the Center for Healthcare Innovation, Redesign and Learning (CHIRAL) at Yale University. The series will feature presenters from YNHH and Yale Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health. Registration is not required. For information, email chiral@yale.edu.

Prostate cancer awareness for employees Sept. 14 and 15

The hospital and Yale Cancer Center will hold free prostate cancer awareness events for YNHH employees, 3:30 - 5 pm Thursday, Sept. 14, and 7 - 8 am Friday, Sept. 15, Urology Center, 330 Orchard St., suite 164, Saint Raphael Campus. The events will include a clinical prostate exam and PSA blood test. For an appointment call 1-888-700-6543 or visit www.ynhh.org/events. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Foodborne illness lecture Sept. 20

In recognition of Food Safety Awareness month this month, Ellen Liskov, registered dietitian, YNHH Nutrition Clinic, will conduct a lunch and learn on facts, myths and food safety smarts, noon - 12:30 pm Wednesday, Sept. 20, Max Taffel conference room. Employees are invited to bring their lunches and learn about ways to avoid foodborne illness. For more information, contact ellen.liskov@ynhh.org.

Alzheimer’s Association walk Sept. 24

YNHH is a sponsor of the local Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Sunday, Sept. 24 at New Haven’s Lighthouse Point Park. Registration is at 8:30 am for the 10 am walk. Dianne Davis is YNHH team captain. For information or to join the team, visit www.alz.org/walk.

Tournament benefits brain cancer patients and their families

At a pro-am tournament this summer, Jamie Lovemark and other progolfers helped raise $200,000 for Yale New Haven Hospital’s Social Work department to provide financial and emotional assistance to brain cancer patients and their families. YNHH neurosurgeon Jennifer Moliterno, MD, joined Lovemark and his wife, Tiva at the organization’s first annual pro-am tournament at Hudson National Golf Club. The Lovemarks founded the non-profit Lovemark Foundation.

Conference for young adults with cancer Oct. 14

The second annual IMPACT Conference: For Young Adults Living with Cancer and Beyond will be 9:30 am - 4 pm Saturday, Oct. 14, 55 Park St. auditorium. The free conference is also open to friends, partners and family members. The event provides an opportunity for people ages 18 - 39 to connect with other cancer survivors and caregivers and learn from experts about topics such as cancer and careers, dating and relationships, finances, emotional health and fertility and family planning. The keynote speaker is Suleika Jaouad, an Emmy Award-winning writer, advocate and cancer survivor. Register online at ynhh.org/events or call 1-888-700-6543. The IMPACT conference has been funded with generous support from the Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary.

Upcoming health lectures and events

To register, call the number listed.

  • Treatment and Prevention of Kidney Stones
    7 - 8 pm | Wednesday, Sept. 13
    Old Saybrook Medical Center, 633 Middlesex Turnpike
    888-700-6543

  • A Matter of Balance fall prevention awareness event
    9 am - 2 pm | Saturday, Sept. 23
    Cronin Auditorium, Saint Raphael Campus
    203-789-3275

Sickle Cell Disease Walkathon

The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Southern Connecticut will sponsor a Walkathon Saturday, Sept. 16. Registration is at 8 am, and the walk at 9 am at East Rock Park, New Haven, Cold Spring and Orange Streets. Join or support the YNHH team. Email Jack Gorero, RN, patient service manager or call 203-688-3829.