Health

Gateway Nurses Praised, Pinned

by Allan Appel | May 17, 2017 12:35 pm | Comments (1)

Lucia Bergeron helped administer life-saving injections to her mom who was fighting ovarian cancer. She was only 13 years old.

Chris Adams had an emotional experience visiting his grandfather in hospice care.

And in 2008, 36-year-old Nezha Elomari landed in Hamden after having left her native Morocco, where she’d had a business career. She worked for six years at rigorous academic classes and clinical training, struggling with English as a second language and having and raising two kids, all because she loves being a nurse.

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Deafening Silence At City Hall

by Marcus Paca | May 1, 2017 2:57 pm | Comments (15)

(Opinion) Over the past two weeks, this paper has reported on a data breach in which hundreds of residents’ confidential medical records were compromised. These residents put their faith and trust in our city government in seeking services and treatment. However, the City of New Haven failed them and continues to fail them and all other city residents by not openly and publicly addressing the controversy from the top. While Harp Administration officials have remained silent, federal and state legal agencies have opened investigations regarding whether the city failed to comply with federal and state guidelines for response to data breaches. When/if wrongdoing is found, taxpayers will be on the hook for millions of dollars in potential civil liability.

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Health Data Breach Repercussions Grow

by Paul Bass | Apr 25, 2017 3:16 pm | Comments (12)

Ricks, Gellman Photos One ex-city employee faces new felony charges — and another city employee has been fired — in the latest fallout from a data breach that compromised the personal information of over 500 New Haveners with sexually transmitted diseases.

Meanwhile, federal and state agencies are investigating the city’s handling of the matter, which a local union leader blasted and about which newly released documents raise questions.

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