Yale Practice December 2012
Orimena Givens was a stay-at-home mom when she started to think about ways to contribute outside of her home. She became a medical assistant, and 13 years later she is being honored for setting an outstanding example of providing thoughtful, compassionate care.
As Hurricane Sandy approached the Northeast, it was clear to Yale Medical Group administrators that Monday, October 29, would not be business as usual. Making it work took planning, meetings, phone calls and lots of cancellations for concerned patients.
As Yale Medical Group (YMG) continues to grow as a practice, a new core leadership group has been formed. It includes six administrators, each of whom will focus on a different key area to bring a new level of efficiency to the business of patient care.
Hugh S. Taylor, MD, who has been involved with Yale since he was an undergraduate here, is excited about his new leadership role in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences. His goal is a department that takes responsibility for the generations to come.
In the last few months, new doctors from around the country have been arriving at Yale to work in cardiology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and other areas of the practice. Their skills and expertise will mean more options for our patients.
In 2001, Lydia Barakat, MD, was working at Griffin Hospital when a woman came in complaining of abdominal pain. When she looked at the woman’s blood culture, Dr. Barakat could hardly believe what she was seeing: it appeared to be the deadly anthrax bacteria.