Newsbriefs

Healthcare Simulation Week is Sept. 14-20

Yale New Haven’s SYN:APSE Simulation Center has played an important role in Yale New Haven’s COVID-19 preparation, response and transformation efforts, but is still available to employees and departments throughout the system to provide a wide range of simulation-based services. Services include education and training, evaluation and assessment, facility design and testing, environmental and workflow analysis, systems integration and device testing. The center recently hosted a Virtual Neonatal Boot Camp, which included two full days of training. To learn more about SYN:APSE services, visit www.ynhhs.org/synapse or call 203-688-9565.

Virtual college and training fair Sept. 19

Yale New Haven Health System employees are invited to a virtual college and training fair, 11:30 am - 1 pm Saturday, Sept. 19. The fair will be held via Zoom. Visit the employee intranet for the link and pass code. From 11:30 am - 12:15 pm, representatives from area colleges will provide an overview of their fields of study. From 12:15 - 1 pm, employees may ask the college representatives questions using Zoom chat. Contact cynthia.lowman@ynhh.org for more information.

Virtual Sickle Cell walk and run Sept. 24 - 27

Employees are invited to participate in the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Southern Connecticut’s (SCDAA SC) 29th annual Sickle Cell Walk and James Barber 5K Run to raise funds for and awareness of sickle cell disease. Walk or run 1 mile or 5K at a time and place you choose between Sept. 24 and 27. Funds raised will support the tutorial and public awareness programs at Michelle’s House, home of the SCDAA SC. Sign up online. For more information, email james.flaherty@ynhh.org

Registration open for Oct. 13 YNHHS nursing research conference

Nurses throughout Yale New Haven Health System are invited to register for the 12th Janet Parkosewich Nursing Research Conference, to be held virtually, 8 am - 12:30 pm Tuesday, Oct. 13. The Zoom link is on the employee intranet. YNHHS employees may register via the Infor learning management system; Yale School of Nursing and non-YNHHS employees may register by emailing brandy.spruill@ynhh.org. The keynote speaker is Joan Kearney, APRN, PhD, director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, Yale School of Nursing (YSN), and associate professor of nursing at YSN and Yale Child Study Center. The program of research featured speaker is Beth Beckman, RN, DNSc, Yale New Haven Health chief nursing executive. The conference is sponsored by the YNHHS Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Committee and Yale School of Nursing.

Free volunteer tutors available for YNHH employees

Are you struggling to manage work responsibilities while trying to navigate online learning for your child? Perhaps your child is preparing for college and could use assistance with college essays or resume building. The Volunteer Services Department has implemented a free tutoring program to help YNHH employees with these needs. The YNHH Volunteer Tutoring Program offers tutoring assistance for children in grades 6-12. Each child will be matched with a college volunteer who has been fully vetted by Volunteer Services and previously contributed hours to hospital volunteer programs. The volunteer tutor will work with you and your child to determine which virtual platform (Zoom, Skype, etc.) and schedule will work. For more information, contact Devin Giguere: 203-688-3299 or devin.giguere@ynhh.org. This program is available to YNHH employees only.