First quarter S.T.A.R. winners

Cynthia Togawa Kristiana Humphrey

(l-r) Cynthia Togawa, MD and Kristiana Humphrey, MA


Congratulations to the winners of our first-quarter Special Thanks And Recognition awards, which honor employees whose behaviors align with Yale New Haven Health's Standards of Professional Behavior.

Cynthia Togawa, MD
Northeast Medical Group
Internal Medicine

4A Devine St.
North Haven

“I value diligent collaboration between the patient, primary care provider and specialists. This allows us to stand as a team in establishing a comprehensive understanding of individual patients, thus promoting patient safety, timely care and maintenance of health tailored to the unique characteristics of each patient”

Kristiana Humphrey, MA
Northeast Medical Group
Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

501 Kings Highway East
Fairfield

“I pride myself on building long-term relationships and rapport with my patients and their families. I want every patient I care for to feel like they matter and are treated as an individual. I take the time to listen carefully and ease their anxieties and fears. Laughter is the best medicine and I make sure my patients leave our office a little more joyful than when they came in. This job has been a blessing! I am able to pursue my own passions, and to uphold Yale New Haven Health’s and NEMG’s values and standards of practice. People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”

To nominate an employee, colleague or physician for a S.T.A.R. award, use this form or e-mail STARNomination@ynhh.org.