SCHA’s new WHY initiative, a comprehensive effort to transform the healthcare work experience, is launching Reimagining WHY, a virtual learning collaborative that will give hospital leaders a place to share innovative solutions and test promising practices. The series is geared toward mid-level managers and frontline leaders but is open to anyone working in an SCHA member hospital. The program is free, but participants are asked to sign up in advance. WHY, an acronym for Work, Harmony, You, seeks to restore harmony to the relationship between work and the people who do it. The goal is to find solutions for systemic, root causes contributing to healthcare worker burnout, disengagement, and turnover. Reimagining WHY is one of several ways for hospitals to get involved in the initiative. The Learning Collaborative will meet virtually the third Wednesday every other month from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and the sessions will be based around the Surgeon General’s Five Essentials of Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing: Protection from Harm, Opportunity for Growth, Mattering at Work, Work-Life Harmony, and Connection and Community, all centered around Worker Voice and Equity. The first session will focus on “Worker Voice and Equity” and will take place on February 21 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Guest speakers from the Medical University of South Carolina and Prisma Health Laurens and Hillcrest will share effective ways to listen and respond to worker needs that equip, empower, and elevate the voice of their workforce. Each session will include opportunities for participants to ask questions and share ideas.Click here to sign up for the Learning Collaborative! If you have any questions or would like to learn more about WHY, contact Emily O’Sullivan.
WHY is generously funded by a grant from The Duke Endowment.