Fit a Bit of Wellness
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Unprecedented times of workforce shortages have led to increased employee burnout. Fit a bit of wellness provides a unique and sustainable wellness model for employers to implement with their teams.
December 2021, Orlando VA Medical Center
Awards and Recognition:
VISN 8 Improvement and InnoVAtion Forum
Olivia Chase, Registered Nurse Float Pool, Goat Yoga
Candace McNulty, Nurse Manager; Makayla Maggi, Nursing Assistant; Olivia Chase, Registered Nurse Preparing fresh smoothies for the team.
Rebecca Coty, Registered Nurse; Marie Luman, Registered Nurse engaging in a mindfulness activity.
Candace McNulty, MSN RN, Rolling television used to bring wellness to the unit.
Ricardo Martinez-Alicea, MSN, RN, Float Pool Assistant Nurse Manager assists Rommel Empeynado, RN with use of wellness VR headset.
Team joins together with their wearables before starting a step challenge.
Employees enjoy a 5 minute chair yoga practice in the hospital waiting area.
Candace McNulty, MSN, RN All Employee Data and Float Pool employee wellness questionnaire data.
Wellness practices are integrated into the culture of the team. Makayla Maggi, Nursing Assistant; Rachel Espinoza, Registered Nurse
Does not include Clinical Resource Hubs (CRH)
December 2022-PresentBaseline data, 45-day data, 90-day data and 1 year data.
- Whole health
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- Toolkit includes general information, background, scope, list of documents and resources with embedded documents. Fit a Bit of Wellness Toolkit
- Fit a bit of wellness Poster 2022 VISN 8 Improvement and Innovation Forum Poster
- One initiative created during the pilot process includes a quarterly 8-hour education & wellness day for each employee with dedicated time to attend. This is a sample schedule from one offering and it is very well received by the team. Employee Wellness & Education Day Sample Schedule
Email Ashley. Rush@va.gov with questions about this innovation.
Float Pool and Screening Nurse Manager
Whole Health Program Coordinator
Float Pool Registered Nurse
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