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On Tuesday, June 16, The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce’s Health Care & Life Sciences Council awarded Continuum in the Nonprofit Category at the 18th Annual Health Care & Life Sciences Awards.
The virtual ceremony recognized individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to support the Greater New Haven business community during COVID-19. Continuum was honored for the compassionate and proactive way in which all levels of our organization worked toward caring for and protecting our clients and staff during these several months of the COVID pandemic. The Chamber recognized Continuum’s efforts in implementing new policies for screening, and in proactively and vigorously protecting and nourishing clients and staff by providing supplies and tools for cleaning, protecting, working from home, adjusting staffing levels, and more amidst the crisis.
Honorees in each of the other category were: Well-Being/Wellness Program Honoree: Yale New Haven Hospital Employee & Family Resources (EFR); Clinical Program Honoree: Grant Street Partnership at Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center; Bio/Life Sciences Honoree: Homodeus, Inc. for their exciting new early, rapid, affordable coronavirus home test; Research Company Or Project Honoree: The Jackson Laboratory for the research and expert curated information relevant to coronavirus research; and Manufacturing Company Honoree: Bio-Med Devices for two specialized ventilators critical to treating the virus.
The event opened with an impressive panel of experts from Greater New Haven’s health care and life sciences community. Panelists discussed the current news on the COVID-19 pandemic in the State; innovative strides that companies in Greater New Haven have made in the areas of COVID-19 research, promising new therapies, tests, and vaccines; and solutions for addressing racial inequity in their respective fields. Panelists included Dr. Todd E. Arnold, Ph.D., Chief Laboratory Operations Officer, Sema4; Dr. Albert Ko, MD, Chair, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health; David Lehman, Commissioner & Governor’s Senior Economic Advisor, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development; George Llado, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.; and Erika R. Smith, CEO, ReNetX Bio, Inc.
Garrett Sheehan, President & CEO of the Greater New Haven and Quinnipiac Chambers of Commerce, shared, “Our region’s robust health care and life sciences community will advance health care across the Greater New Haven region. Panelists also affirmed that Connecticut, and specifically this region, are renowned as a primary bio science hub in the country.