The increased stress levels from the uncertainty of COVID-19 can impact a person’s physical and mental well-being, especially for frontline caregivers.
To support the mental wellness of colleagues and caregivers on the front lines during the pandemic, HCA Healthcare expanded a variety of existing programs and launched new programs and initiatives.
Caregiver and Colleague Wellness resources provide colleagues with tools for mental well-being, including education, events, videos, counseling support, tips from wellness experts on how to avoid physician burnout, stress management and more.
Nurse Care, a nursing-focused emotional support program for hospital-based nurses, provides nurses with free and unlimited 24/7 confidential phone access to a counselor for help with work-life balance, managing stress and anxiety, self-care and handling common nursing issues.
HCA Healthcare’s Wellbeing Program allows colleagues to schedule confidential in-person, phone or video call sessions with a licensed counselor.
In conjunction with a coalition of the nation’s leading mental health organizations, HCA Healthcare supports Psych Hub’s COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub, which provides colleagues and providers with mental health resources during the pandemic.
“My team at work has been a huge part of staying mentally healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. I know that I can count on them in any situation, and that brings me great comfort. HCA Healthcare has also provided resources, such as Nurse Care, to help me stay grounded and cope with the stresses caregivers inevitably encounter.”
Jessica Fox, RN, IMCU
HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake