Newsbriefs

Transforming Healthcare Grand Rounds April 14

Employees are invited to Transforming Healthcare Grand Rounds, 5-6:30 pm Tuesday, April 14, Fitkin Auditorium. The speaker is Mary Dixon-Woods, PhD, professor of medical sociology and Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator, University of Leicester, England. The talk is part of a series designed to help employees and physicians enhance their clinical leadership by learning from national and international experts on improvement science. Registration is not required. For information, contact Marcia Johnson, (203) 688-8475, or by email.


Employees invited to donate in honor of Doctors' Day, Nurses Week

The Office of Development invites employees to donate to YNHH in honor of a physician or nurse who has made a difference in their lives — as a caregiver or colleague. National Doctors' Day was March 30, but donations are still welcome. National Nurses Week is May 6 through 12. To make a donation, visit the YNHH donation web page, or call (203) 688-9644. The website also includes a list of giving opportunities, calendar of fundraising events and information on community organizations that have raised money for YNHH or donated items for patients.



National Healthcare Decisions Day April 16

YNHH will observe National Healthcare Decisions Day Thursday, April 16 with "Start the Conversation" events for employees, patients and visitors. The day is designed to inspire, educate and empower the public and healthcare providers about advance care planning, encourage patients to express their wishes about healthcare and providers and facilities to respect those wishes. Information tables will be staffed 7:30 am-5:30 pm at the York Street Campus Atrium and Saint Raphael Campus cafeteria. Representatives from Patient Relations, Legal and Risk Services, Social Work, Spiritual Care and other departments will discuss the benefits of making wishes known in advance. Handouts will include conversation starter kits, YNHH's advance directives brochures and advance directives legal forms. Staff will be available to answer questions and assist with completing advance directives. In addition, a new intranet site for YNHHS employees, National Healthcare Decisions Day, will have documents and links to other websites. For more information, contact Stuart Warner, Legal and Risk Services, by email or (203) 688-2291.



The Aging Eye lecture April 16

The Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary will present a lecture and panel discussion, "The Aging Eye," at 7:30 pm Thursday, April 16, at Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden. Panelists will be Christopher Teng, MD, Jessica S. Maslin, MD, and Nisha Chadha, MD, ophthalmology, Yale New Haven Hospital. Topics include glaucoma, dry eyes and the retina. The program is free and open to the public. To register, call 1(888) 700-6543 or visit the events page.



Yoga classes start at SRC April 20

The livingwell Fitness Center is introducing yoga classes at the Saint Raphael Campus, starting with a five-week session beginning Monday, April 20. Classes will be 4:45-5:30 pm in the conference room off the Cronin Auditorium lobby. Employees may register at an information table, 11 am-1 pm Thursday, April 9, SRC cafeteria, or by contacting Erin Mahoney by email, or (203) 497-2100. The cost for the classes is $44, payable by credit card only. Yoga and other classes are also held at the livingwell Fitness Center at 48 York St., where weight and cardio equipment and professional staff are also available. For information on the fitness center, call (203) 497-2100.



Create a bundle for a bundle

For the second year, YNHH's Mutual Respect Committee is collaborating with the Social Work department and Primary Care Centers (PCCs) on the Bundle of Joy event. Hospital employees are invited to team up with co-workers to create a "bundle" of new baby items for families in need at YNHH's PCC. Each bundle should contain (new items only, please): diapers — sizes newborn and up; one-piece sleepers — sizes 6-24 months; fitted crib sheets; baby toiletries; bibs and burp cloths; towels and wash cloths; baby wipes; and layette sets. Once items are collected, each bundle should be placed in a portable container such as a diaper bag or reusable shopping bag. Once the bundle is complete, call (203) 688-5604 (York Street Campus) or (203) 789-3324 (Saint Raphael Campus) to arrange for drop-off. Bundles will be distributed through the PCC. The Bundle of Joy event runs through Friday, May 22.



Cardiopulmonary exercise testing lab at SRC

The hospital has opened a cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) lab in the Private Building, room 212, at the Saint Raphael Campus. The new lab performs CPETs Monday afternoons beginning at 1:30 pm. It includes new CPET equipment, bike and arm ergometers and a treadmill. The new CPET lab is part of YNHH's pulmonary function testing services, which include pulmonary function testing labs in the Fitkin Building, on NP 12 at Smilow Cancer Hospital and on Private 2 at the SRC. For information, call (203) 785-4167.



Upcoming health lectures

To register, visit the events page.

Parathyroid Glands 102
6-7 pm Thursday, April 9
Cronin Auditorium, Saint Raphael Campus