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Yale-New Haven named a Magnet® hospital by national nurse credentialing organization

Yale-New Haven Hospital has been granted Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Yale-New Haven is the largest hospital in Connecticut to achieve Magnet status, and only six percent of all American hospitals have been honored by the Magnet Recognition Program®.

YNHH Celebrates Nurses

Each May, YNHH honors its nurses during a Nurse Week celebration. All nursing staff members are invited to attend health and wellness activities and enjoy massages, and each is given small tokens of appreciation (gifts) and a blessing of the hands by our Religious Ministries department. Also, during a Nurse Week reception, the hospitalÕs senior leadership personally thanks the nursing staff for their extraordinary commitment to the organization and for choosing to practice at Yale-New Haven.

Nurse Week Program

Nurse Week Flyer

Hooray for the BAs at YNHH!

More than half of the hospital's 250 business associates (BA) attended the 2011 BA Day celebration where Richard D'Aquila, executive vice president and COO, expressed appreciation to the group for helping to give exceptional care and making the hospital units run more smoothly.

What is BA week?

YNHH celebrates Patient Care Associates

Yale-New Haven honors and recognizes its approximately 450 Patient Care Associates (PCAs) as well as their counterparts in the Emergency Department – ED technical assistants (EDTAs), each year. During a special reception, senior leaders thank the PCAs for their commitment and dedication. At this year's celebration, 48 PCAs and EDTAs were honored with certificates of appreciation from the units on which they work.

YNHH celebrates Environmental Services Associates

YNHH recognizes its Environmental Services team annually during National Healthcare Environmental Services Week. The celebration includes a week of activities and events designed to recognize their significant contributions to the success of the hospital.

Typically, the highlights of the week include an awards luncheon and presentation where department leaders recognized employees in various areas of the department for outstanding efforts, extraordinary accomplishments and positive recognition from patients and fellow staff members.

12 YNHH Nurses Receive Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing

The Nightingale Award honors nurses from greater New Haven area hospitals that exhibit the traits of nursing expressed by Florence Nightingale. In 2012, twelve YNHH nurses were honored as Nightingales.