Caring for Virginia’s Caregivers

Caring for Virginia’s Caregivers

Compassionately caring for people and promoting well-being is the foundation of healthcare. The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association and its member organizations have made a formal commitment to ongoing system transformation efforts that will promote the well-being of our caregivers. We will continue to partner with each other as leader and directly with our caregivers in these efforts. This commitment to caregiver well-being is integral to our mission and emphasis we place on caring for people. This commitment to caregiver well-being is integral to the emphasis we place on quality, safety and patient experience. The commitment is integral to our ability to continue on as a sustainable, efficient health care system that can meet the needs of our community.

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News and Announcements

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA), the Virginia Nurses Association (VNA) and the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) are jointly supporting a new statewide initiative to enhance healthcare organizational efforts to protect the mental and emotional well-being of healthcare professionals. Led by the ALL IN: WellBeing First for Healthcare coalition, co-founded by the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation and #FirstRespondersFirst, the ALL IN: Caring for Virginia’s Caregivers initiative seeks to support Virginia hospitals and health systems in redesigning their workplace environments to help team members feel valued and supported. Read more here: VHHA, VNA, MSV Offer Support to Statewide Initiative Focused on Clinician Well-Being


References and Resources

Below please find links to references and resources that support us in fulfilling our commitment to caregiver well-being:

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  • ARTICLE: An Organizational Framework to Reduce Professional Burnout and Bring Back Joy in Practice Stephen J. Swensen, MD, MMM; Tait Shanafelt, MD.
  • ARTICLE: Building a Program on Well-Being: Key Design Considerations to Meet the Unique Needs of Each Organization Tait Shanafelt, MD, Mickey Trockel, MD, PhD, Jon Ripp, MD, MPH, Mary Lou Murphy, MS, Christy Sandborg, MD, and Bryan Bohman, MD.
  • ARTICLE: Burnout Among Health Care Professionals A Call to Explore and Address This Underrecognized Threat to Safe, High-Quality Care Lotte N. Dyrbye, MD, MHPE, Mayo Clinic; Tait D. Shanafelt, MD, Mayo Clinic; Christine A. Sinsky, MD, American Medical Association; Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, American Nurses Association; Jay Bhatt, DO, MPH, MPA, American Hospital Association; Alexander Ommaya, DSc, Association of American Medical Colleges; Colin P. West, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic; David Meyers, MD, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
  • ARTICLE: Addressing Postpandemic Clinician Mental Health A Narrative Review and Conceptual Framework Rachel Schwartz, PhD; Jina L. Sinskey, MD; Uma Anand, PhD, LP; and Rebecca D. Margolis, DO