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Wisdom and Wellbeing Program

The Wisdom and Wellbeing Program (WWP) is a health system initiative established in 2016 to help team members be their best – even flourish – at work. This innovative program addresses individual well-being in tandem with a systems approach to our toughest challenges. Unlike most employee well-being initiatives, we focus on team member and peer support. We have built our strategies on a wisdom foundation.

Curious? We invite you to learn more about the Wisdom and Wellbeing Program as well as our grant-funded Wisdom, Wellbeing, and Peer Support Training Program (WWPST). If you have questions or would like to get involved, contact us using the form below.

Becker's Hospital Review Names UVA Health to "Top Places to Work in Healthcare" List

“This list highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that prioritize workplace excellence and the happiness, satisfaction, wellbeing and fulfillment of their employees,” Becker’s said in its introduction to this year’s honorees.

Examples of how UVA Health works to support its team members include:

  • Wisdom & Wellbeing Program: This nationally recognized program provides healthcare workers and students with the tools and knowledge to identify and treat “stress injuries” caused by the day-to-day challenges they face, with the goal of reducing burnout, mental illness and attrition.

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UVA Children's and Women's awarded Clinical Healthy Work Environment Award!

Congratulations to the UVA Health Children’s and Women’s Services team, which received the Clinical Healthy Work Environment Award from the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing this spring. This international award is given annually to a clinical facility that demonstrates commitment to a healthy work environment. Since 2018, the Children’s and Women’s Services team has intentionally built a better workplace by conducting in-person listening sessions and identifying focus areas to improve cohesion and collegiality. When the COVID-19 pandemic brought higher levels of stress, this team integrated strategies from the Wisdom & Wellbeing Program to reduce burnout, mental illness, and attrition. Their continuous achievements over the years exemplify the transformational work under way to make UVA Health a best place to work and are incredibly worthy of this international recognition. 

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