Newsbriefs

Joint replacement lecture Dec. 14

The Center for Musculoskeletal Care will hold a free lecture, “Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis: When is it Time For Joint Replacement?” 11 am - noon Friday, Dec. 14, at the JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge. Register at ynhh.org/events or call 888-700-6543.

Weight-management program begins in January

YNHH’s Center for Nutrition and Wellness is offering “Live Well and Lose It,” a weight-management program for employees and their adult dependents that is covered under the Yale New Haven Health System benefits plan with no copay or deductible. The eight-week program includes two individual meetings with a registered dietitian and six, 30-minute classes on topics such as best food choices, portions, dining out and staying motivated. The program also offers confidential weigh-ins and goal-setting assistance. Schedule:

  • York Street Campus group sessions: 12:15 pm Thursdays, Jan. 10 - Feb. 28
  • Saint Raphael Campus group sessions: 12:15 pm Mondays, Jan. 7 - March 4

Class space is limited; group minimum is six participants per session. For information or enrollment, contact ellen.liskov@ynhh.org.

Nursing research conference call for abstracts

Nurses throughout Yale New Haven Health System are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentation at the 11th Janet Parkosewich Nursing Research Conference, Wednesday, March 27, Yale University, West Campus. Abstracts may be submitted via the YNHHS intranet; the deadline is Friday, Feb. 8. Conference registration is also available on the YNHHS intranet. For information, contact Anne Marie McGrory, RN, anne.mcgrory@greenwichhospital.org.

Pharmacy residency programs accredited

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) recently accredited all 12 of Yale New Haven Health’s Pharmacy Residency Programs. Accreditation is the result of an enormous effort by residents, preceptors and leaders in the two PGY1 programs, at Bridgeport and Yale New Haven hospitals; and 10 PGY2 residency programs, which cover Ambulatory, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, health system administration, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Solid Organ Transplant. The non-profit, non-governmental ASHP has been accrediting pharmacy residencies since 1962.