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Recognize Your Staff at Ground Level

Effective recognition is key to engaging your team in the increasingly tough work we ask them to do. Luckily, we have an expert to guide us. HR’s senior director of employee experience, Christian Sherwood shares how you can better recognize your team – starting today.

From Culture Shock to Culture Shift: Learning To Improve Resident Well-being

The shift in medical culture to focus on well-being is a long time coming. Physicians Katie Gradick and David Sandweiss detail the development of the Resident Wellness Elective, and GME Wellness’ Rob Davies and Amy Armstrong share the greater system evolution within graduate medical education.

How to Prepare for Patient Design Studio and Advise Utah

Patient Experience Program Coordinator Corrie Harris and Project Administrator Emily Izzo explain how to get valuable patient feedback early in your improvement efforts by meeting with the U of U Health Patient Design Studio and Advise Utah.

The Problem With A Culture of Giving 110%

University of Utah Health social worker and director of mindfulness programming Trinh Mai partners with chaplain Saundra Shanti to explore a new way to manage the exhaustion we feel: permission to give 20% less.

Tips for New Faculty: What I Wish I Knew When I Joined the U

Being new is hard. Often for new faculty, it means adjusting to a new state, new team, new patients, and a new organizational culture. We asked hospitalists Ryan Murphy and Valerie Vaughn and surgeon Ellen Morrow for tips that only come from a little time under the belt.

Four Ways to Manage Our Horizon Conflict

As pandemic restrictions continue to lift, we in health care find ourselves in a fix. While some take extended vacations, others continue to work their tails off. The Resiliency Work Group's Megan Call and Mari Ransco share a metaphor—the horizon conflict—to help explain how to manage this moment.

What is Nurse Leader Rounding?

When we talk about being patient-centered, systems thinkers, and engaged experts, nurse leader rounding checks every box. It fosters meaningful connection, deepens our understanding of our patients' experiences, and by sharing what we learn, Nurse Leader Rounding can help us improve as a system. Initiative co-sponsors Tracey Nixon and Mari Ransco outline what’s to come for Nurse Leader Rounding at U of U Health.

The Surprising Benefits of Reducing Workplace Distraction

Utah’s retail pharmacy team, led by Nathan Hagen, Russ Ragsdale, and Linda Tyler, share insights from the “Distraction Study”—a multi-year journey to improve safety and reduced medication errors by reducing workplace distractions.

How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable

To disagree means failing to agree. Synonyms include to contradict, challenge or debate. Synonyms do not also have to include to argue, quarrel, dispute, bicker or clash. Pediatric intensivist Jared Henricksen shares the best path forward when words become clouded with emotion.

Building Our Digital Literacy

How are we building digital literacy? Chief Information Officer Donna Roach and Sr. Director of Patient Experience Mari Ransco share how using design thinking and seeing care through the eyes of our patients is a great place to start.

A Path to Achieving Practice Efficiency

Family physician and Resiliency Center co-director Amy Locke draws from personal experience and evidence-based research that supports two approaches for making your practice more efficient.

How to Implement Age-Friendly Care

No matter how old your patient is, practicing age-friendly care is important to help people meet their health goals. Geriatrician Tim Farrell guides us through age-friendly care and shares how everyone can start implementing age-friendly care practices.