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Assistant Director Honored
Murphy Named to Board of Examiners for the 2014 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named Gregory Murphy, MPH, FACHE, Assistant Director for Performance Management at Yale Health, to the Board of Examiners for the 2014 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The Baldrige Award is the nation’s highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence.

Appointed by the NIST Director, examiners are responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications submitted for the Baldrige Award, as well as other assessment-related tasks. The examiner board is composed of more than 400 leading experts competitively selected from industry, professional, trade, education, health care and nonprofit (including government) organizations from across the United States.

Those selected meet the highest standards of qualification and peer recognition, demonstrating competencies related to customer focus, communication, ethics, action orientation, team building and analytical skills. All members of the board must take part in a nationally ranked leadership development course based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence and the scoring/evaluation processes for the Baldrige Award.

Murphy is board certified in healthcare management as an American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Fellow, and is currently the Assistant Director for Performance Management at Yale Health. In this role, he oversees several departments including Quality Management, IT, Population Health, Staff Development, and Health Information Services. His team supports the Yale Health Executive Committee to plan and implement the strategic priorities of the organization. Trained as a Six-Sigma Black Belt for improving and designing processes and work systems, Murphy also works with Yale Health’s clinical services to measure and improve quality of care and operations.

 Named after Malcolm Baldrige, the 26th Secretary of Commerce, the Baldrige Award was established by Congress in 1987. Awards may be given annually to organizations in each of six categories: manufacturing, service, small business, education, health care and nonprofit. The Award promotes innovation and excellence in organizational performance, recognizes the achievements and results of U.S. organizations, and publicizes successful performance strategies. Since 1988, 95 organizations have received Baldrige Awards, including the 2013 winners: Pewaukee School District, Pewaukee, Wisc. (education) and Sutter Davis Hospital, Davis, Calif. (health care).



Spring Travel Information Sessions
Planning on Traveling this Winter?

Yale students can come to one of the free group sessions in February to get general information prior to their trip.

The session is a prerequisite to receiving travel vaccines, which are administered on a fee-for-service basis.

Please complete and submit a travel form prior to attending one of the sessions.

Choose the region where you will be travelling below to register for a session.




Eastern Europe and Middle East

For more information, call the Travel Department at 203-432-0093.

Ebola Information
Message from the Director about Ebola

September 16, 2014

To the Yale Community:

We write to update you on Yale-related travel in light of the continuing spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa. While the risk to the Yale community remains very small, we have nonetheless been closely monitoring information about the virus.

Based on the latest data and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, officials at Yale Health have updated their advice to members of the Yale community. The University strongly advises against travel to the following countries until further notice: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. This list may be expanded if circumstances change. Students in Yale College will not receive credit or funding for activities involving travel in these countries. Student groups are not permitted to travel to these countries.

In the rare circumstance that a member of the Yale community must travel in these countries (e.g., for a family emergency), he or she must follow the usual procedure for international travel by registering at the Yale international travel website prior to leaving Yale. In addition, before returning to campus, travelers must call the Yale Health Inpatient Unit at (203) 432-0001 to register their travel status. Important information about what you should be doing if you must travel in these countries is available on the CDC website.

The Ebola outbreak has been devastating to people living in affected areas and continues to be a major public health threat around the globe. Conversations are under way on campus concerning ways to raise funds and provide support; more information about these efforts will be available soon.

Ben Polak, Provost
Paul Genecin, Director, Yale Health



Pharmacy Academic Hours

The Yale Health Center Pharmacy's hours from Sept. 2 through May 22 are:

  • Monday 8:00 am-6:30 pm

  • Tuesday 8:00 am-7:00 pm

  • Wednesday 8:00 am-7:00 pm

  • Thursday 8:30 am-6:30 pm

  • Friday 8:00 am-6:30 pm

  • Saturday 8:30 am-3:30 pm


Measles Information

There is a confirmed case of measles in a New Haven county adult.  The best way to prevent measles is to be vaccinated.  For more information visit: http://www.cdc.gov/measles/.

Lab Appointments
Schedule an Appointment for Your Blood Work

Click here to schedule an appointment for your blood work.

Yale Health Offering Tours and Orientation

Are you a new Yale employee who recently joined Yale Health?

Maybe you're a member who would like more information about your Yale Health coverage.

Join us for a tour of the Yale Health Center followed by an orientation session to learn about Yale Health. 

There will be time to ask questions in a group setting or on an individual basis.

There are multiple dates and times to choose from.

Click here to register.

How Can I Prevent and Treat Dry Skin?

Dr. Christopher Bunick, Dermatology, discusses a three-step approach to preventing dry skin as well as tips to treat dry skin.

Student Coverage Changes
2013-2014 Student Coverage Changes

Click here to see changes to student coverage changes effective August 1, 2013.

Yale Health Unveils Family Internet Tool

Take action with Habits of Wellness: Family Internet Tool (H.O.W.F.I.T.), your family’s guide to healthy living. Learn how you can make wise choices and stay well. Even small changes can have big health benefits.

Inside you’ll find information about healthy eating and exercise habits. Read each section together, explore the resources, and print the tools to help your family stay on track!

Click here to visit H.O.W.F.I.T.

Atorvastatin Recall
Yale Health Pharmacy Not Affected by Atorvastatin Recall

Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall on its atorvastatin products.  The Yale Health Pharmacy does not stock Ranbaxy atorvastatin.

If you have received atorvastatin from any other pharmacy you may want to call that pharmacy to discuss the issue.

If you have any questions please contact the Yale Health Pharmacy at 203-432-0033, press 1 and then press 4 to speak to a member of the Pharmacy staff.

Emergency Care
Yale-New Haven Hospital York Street Campus

The recent merger of Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) with the Hospital of St. Raphael has created changes in the New Haven healthcare landscape.

Many questions remain about the type of services that will be available at the two campuses of Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Our physicians, care coordinators and specialty consultants are currently working only at the YNHH York Street Campus (the pre-merger Yale-New Haven facility).

When necessary, you should continue to use only the YNHH York Street emergency room.

If you require admission, you should request to be admitted to the York Street facility where you will be treated by the doctors who know you best.

If you have any questions, please call Member Services at 203-432-0246 or Care Coordination at 203-436-5791. 

PCMH Recognition
Yale Health Recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Home

Yale Health has been recognized as a model of 21st-century primary care by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), which awarded the organization a perfect score for its accomplishments as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).

Read more.

Listen to Dr. Madeline Wilson discuss what getting care in a patient-centered medical home means to a patient.