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How to Honor and Celebrate Juneteenth in Utah

Join the University of Utah community as we celebrate and honor Juneteenth. Here are a list of Juneteenth celebrations and events on campus and in the surrounding community, as well as suggested readings and resources.

Coping with Medical Error: Secondary Trauma

When a medical error occurs, the patient is not the only person affected. Pediatric intensivist Brian Flaherty and psychologist Megan Call describe how caregivers can be impacted by medical error and provide strategies to cope.

Designing the Digital Roadmap

How do you design a digital strategy? Chief Information Officer Donna Roach explains that it all begins with listening to your customer. Here, she guides us step-by-step through designing Utah’s digital roadmap.

Seven Ways to Actively Build Trust

Trust within our teams and organization is imperative to meet the needs of those we serve. Resiliency Center Social Worker Jamuna Jones shares seven ways to explore trust, courtesy of Dr. Brené Brown.

Best Practices for Transgender and Gender Diverse Care

Transgender and gender diverse patients face systemic discrimination in our broader society and inequitable access to needed care. Ariel Malan, program coordinator and Andy Rivera, volunteer for Utah’s Transgender Health Program, share how to create an inclusive care environment for this vulnerable population focused on trust and respect.

Start Here for a Great Book to Read this Summer

Updated with new reads for summer 2022, find out what leaders from across our health care system are enjoying. From imaginative fiction to social science touchstones, there's a book here worth pursuing on a long summer evening or an upcoming vacation.

The Complete Clinician Model Toolkit

Effective relationships are key to creating a safe and supportive environment for clinicians and patients alike. Use this toolkit to explore how to build and integrate relationship management skills into your daily work.

Feedback is a Gift: Making the Most of WellCheck Survey Results

Chris Fairbank, director of organizational development, gives practical advice for using feedback from the Hospitals and Clinics WellCheck survey as a springboard for dialogue and growth, rather than a yardstick of personal leadership.

Building the Future of Rural Care

Rural and frontier communities have a harder time accessing care due to long distances and a shortage of medical resources in their own communities. The leaders of the Rural & Underserved Utah Training Experience (RUUTE) program, Kylie Christensen (medical school) and Sri Koduri (residency programs/GME), share what they’ve learned about improving access for rural communities now and into the future.

Learning to Lead & Leading to Learn

Although her employees are scattered across multiple University of Utah Health locations, Jessica Rivera, director of environmental services for community clinics, maintains a tight-knit team that works and learns together. To strengthen that bond, Rivera has focused on five leadership lessons spanning value improvement, institutional standards, and good old-fashioned trust.

Meditate While You Wait—Reducing Pain for Patients and Providers

Mindfulness and Integrative Health researcher Adam Hanley and colleagues have shown integrating brief mindfulness practices into a variety of patient care settings can reduce pain, medication use, and improve patient satisfaction. Here’s how to try it out in your own practice.

My Name Is Tom, and This Is My Patient Experience

Taped on the wall above my head was a sign that read, “My name is Tom.” As a cardiothoracic surgeon, making the transition from doctor to patient was humbling. I would like to share with you what the experience has taught me, and how it has changed the way I practice medicine.