As hospital staff and caregivers are stretched more and more, Bishop Anderson House is promoting wellness and prevention to prevent staff burnout. Bishop Anderson House has long supported health care workers, from sharing prayer shawls and Teddy Bears with nurses to offering educational opportunities to physicians and students.
We host regular self-care events at Project Connect, Cook County Hospital System, featuring meditation and stretching practices as well as yoga, massage and tai chi. Our memorial services and quiet days for Project Connect staff provide a safe and comforting place where health care workers facing the hardest challenges can “unpack” their deepest concerns. These stress-busters lead to better patient care because staff knows that they, too, are cared for.