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Nominations open for Smilow Luminary Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 Smilow Luminary Awards of Excellence, which honor individuals and teams who consistently exceed performance expectations and deliver high-quality cancer care for patients, families and the health system throughout the year. Staff and volunteers may be recognized in the categories of community service, optimization/innovative solutions, patient experience, leadership and research initiatives. Nominations can be made on the intranet. Use this page on the intranet to submit a nomination (in network only). Questions about award criteria? Email [email protected]. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 30.

Help YNHCH patients have a happy Halloween

Due to COVID-19, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital’s Child Life Program will not hold its traditional Halloween event this year, but has other fun activities planned for young patients. One is an online “Show Your Halloween Spirit Kudoboard.” Hospital employees and departments are invited to post photos, short videos and supportive messages for pediatric patients and their families on the board. Visit the Kudoboard by midnight Oct. 28 to submit a post. Child Life will surprise patients and their families with a link to the board Oct. 30. Also on that day, patients will receive treat bags containing employee-donated items. Throughout Halloween week, Child Life will offer virtually guided craft activities to patients and distribute costumes donated by Spirit Halloween Shops.

Yale New Haven Health earns “most wired” recognition

YNHHS has earned 2020 Digital Health Most Wired recognition from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). CHIME conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply technologies to their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities. YNHHS earned level 9 recognition as a healthcare technology leader that has used technologies in innovative ways and improved care quality and patient experience, reduced costs, and broadened patient access to healthcare services.