Newsbriefs

Emotional intelligence workshop Oct. 8

Emotions influence learning, decision-making, relationships, health and performance. But it’s our control and ability to express emotions that empower us and give us emotional intelligence. Patients, employees and the public are invited to a free Smilow Wellness Workshop, “Emotional Intelligence: Permission to feel to achieve well-being,” 4 - 5:15 pm Thursday, Oct. 8. Marc Brackett, PhD, founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, will discuss the Center’s model and recent studies on emotions and offer tools to develop emotional intelligence for personal and professional success. Registration is not required. More information is on the YNHHS intranet.

Online X-ray self-scheduling available

Yale New Haven Hospital is now offering online X-ray scheduling through MyChart. Once your provider submits a referral for an X-ray, you will receive an email notification to visit your MyChart account and self-schedule for the location and time you choose. Alternatively, you may call the hospital’s scheduling line, 203-688-1010. To sign up for MyChart, visit mychart.ynhhs.org.

Oxygen transport safety reminder

To protect patient safety, those who transport patients on oxygen must follow procedures related to oxygen duration and flow rate. An Oxygen Duration Guide is available in sign and magnet formats to order on YNHHS’ online Print Center (in network only). These signs are an important part of YNHHS’ patient safety efforts.

Interested in becoming a pharmacy technician?

YNHH’s Pharmacy Technician Training program is designed for those interested in becoming a pharmacy technician in any practice setting. Contact Sharee Parker, program coordinator, sharee.parker@ynhh.org, for information about upcoming program sessions and the application process.

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 the 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 among 1,700 organizations participating in the 2020 campaign. This year’s campaign added more than 59,000 registrations between Oct. 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020 to state registries, including those from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.