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June 25, 2015 • Vol 38 • No. 12


Engagement survey results rolling out across YNHHS

In the coming weeks, employees at Yale New Haven Hospital and across Yale New Haven Health System will hear from their leaders about 2015 employee engagement survey results for their organization and departments, items contributing to strong employee engagement and employees' important role in the action planning process to address opportunities.

"We appreciate the valuable feedback from 16,719 of our YNHHS colleagues," said Kevin Myatt, senior vice president and chief human resources officer.

Read more about the survey results

Teams work to eliminate surgical site infections

In Yale New Haven's ongoing efforts to prevent hospital-acquired infections, the battle against surgical site infections includes new protocols, procedures and staff training — along with some unexpectedly simple tools, like stickers.

Teams from different disciplines, including surgeons and staff from Nursing, Anesthesiology, Infection Control, Pharmacy and other specialties, have researched best practices in surgical site infection (SSI) prevention for different categories of surgeries, including transabdominal procedures such as hysterectomies and colon procedures, orthopedic procedures such as hip and knee replacements and spine surgeries, and cesarean sections.

Read more about preventing infections