Newsbriefs

Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run Dec. 1

YNHHS is a sponsor of the Greater New Haven 5K Jingle Bell Run Sunday, Dec. 1, Savin Rock Conference Center, West Haven. Registration is at 8 am. The event includes a 5K kids run and timed and untimed adult 5K runs and walks, along with a costume contest and other activities. For information or to donate or participate, visit the Jingle Bell Run website. Use the code YALE from now through Dec. 1 and save $5.

Tree lightings kick off holiday season

The Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary invites employees, patients and the community to the annual Holiday Tree Lightings Tuesday, Dec. 3. The events will be noon - 12:20 pm in the Saint Raphael Campus main lobby and 4 - 4:20 pm in the Hunter Courtyard, corner of York and Cedar streets.

Bazaar coming to Smilow boutique Dec. 5

Expect to find a number of unique items and plenty of holiday cheer at the Cingari Family Boutique holiday bazaar, 5 - 8 pm Thursday, Dec. 5, in front of the boutique, near the Smilow lobby. In addition to shopping, the event will feature refreshments, giveaways and festive music provided by a volunteer pianist. Employees will receive 20 percent off most items. For more information, contact Jeanette Brooks, jeanette.brooks@ynhh.org.

Holiday receptions Dec. 18

YNHH employees are invited to celebrate the season at the annual holiday receptions, 2 - 4 pm and 10:30 pm - midnight Wednesday, Dec. 18, York Street Campus East Pavilion Cafeteria and Saint Raphael Campus All Spice Café. Stop by for appetizers, holiday desserts, eggnog and coffee. Employees at other campus locations should check with their managers for details about activities at their sites.

Diversity and Inclusion offers new
“e‐learn” classes

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has launched new e-learn online classes open to all YNHHS employees.

  • Anyone Can Be An Ally – examines issues facing LGBTQ employees and how behaviors can create an unwelcoming work environment.
  • Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts – provides techniques and communication skills for promoting inclusion and respect in the workplace.
  • Defeating Unconscious Bias – addresses hidden biases that can affect hiring, promoting and team building, and thwart creating a fair and inclusive workplace.

Details and registration are available on the Infor learning management system. For more information, email kwame.davenport@ynhh.org.

Drivers, take note: Downtown Crossing phase 2 is under way

Phase 2 of New Haven’s Downtown Crossing project kicked off this summer and is expected to run through summer 2021. This year’s construction is not expected to cause significant traffic issues, but delays and detours will be more extensive starting in mid-2020. Phase 2 will reconnect Orange Street to South Orange Street with an intersection across the Route 34 corridor. The Downtown Crossing project aims to reconnect portions of New Haven that were cut off from one another by the Oak Street Connector – the small stretch of Route 34 that was turned into an expressway in 1959. Get construction updates, alternate routes and more information on the Downtown Crossing website.

YNHHS, Mohegan Tribe partner on new services

Yale New Haven Health System recently became the preferred provider for Mohegan Tribal citizens, employees and their families. YNHHS will develop facilities on the Mohegan Reservation to provide primary care, walk-in care and specialty care services, including patient care navigators and a resource center to promote wellness and help patients navigate the healthcare system. The health care center will also be open to the public, including Mohegan visitors and people in the surrounding communities.