Wisdom & Wellbeing

Eligibility: All Health System Employees
Email: WisdomAndWellbeing@uvahealth.org

Peggy Plews-Ogan, MD 
Richard Westphal, PhD, RN 

Unit/department workshops on

  • Stress awareness
  • Stress First Aid
  • Wisdom practices for self
  • Wisdom practices for unit
  • Communication
  • Stepping in 4 Respect
  • Disclosure and peer support after an error


Faculty and Employee Assistance Program (FEAP)

Eligibility: All University Employees
Phone: 434.243.2643

  • Assessment
  • Coaching
  • Referrals to internal & external resources
  • Education & Seminars
  • Critical incident response
  • Manager consultation
  • Support groups & support sessions
  • Coordinated outreach
  • Virtual, self-guided, on-demand tools & webinars



Eligibility: All UVA Employees

(Note: HOOS WELL resources marked with an asterisk are available only to EEs and spouses on the UVA Health Plan or UPG Anthem Health Plan)
Email: HoosWell@virginia.edu


Clinician Wellness Program
Eligibility: School of Medicine Faculty and Students
Contact: Karen Warburton (216-964-8018)


  • Large or small group didactic or interactive programs (faculty or trainee orientation, grand rounds, workshops)
  • Stress and burnout
  • Impairment
  • Work-life integration
  • Finding meaning in work


  • 360 evaluations
  • Work group assessments (climate surveys)


Population Health


  • UVA Patients recently discharged from UVA-Health after a hospitalization and referred to our patient programs
  • UVA Fellows, Residents, Staff, Faculty, Clinicians, and Clinical Team Members (including UPG & UVA-Wise)

Request an Appointment

Virtual & In-Person Appointments Available
If meeting in person, our office is located at: 
1222 Jefferson Park Ave., 5th floor, Room 5217, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Wellness Circles (Seasonal):



Eligibility:  All Patients, Family, and Medical Center Staff
Phone: 434-924-2642

  • Request religious rites, services and prayers or sacred literature


Compassionate Care Initiative (CCI)
School of Nursing (SON)
Eligibility: All Health System Employees & students

Activity Calendar
(free & open to public, schedule varies)

  • Daily drop-in classes – e.g., yoga, meditation, tai chi, etc
  • Monthly “office hours” with Kenny the therapy dog
  • Monthly creativity breaks
  • Occasional speakers

Online Resources

  • Webinars, Podcasts & Recordings
  • Guided Practices
  • Handouts

Haney Conference

  • Annual community-based conference on compassionate care

Center for Appreciative Practice


Mindfulness Center


  • Mindfulness for Health System Employees - All Health System Employees 
  • Advanced Mindful Leadership- All University Employees who have taken the Introductory-level Mindful Leadership Program through Hoos Well or another 8-week mindfulness course

Mindfulness for Health System Employees Course 
8-week course meets for two hours each week.  The courses have been shown to decrease stress, foster resilience and can lead to improved communication with patients and others.

Advanced Mindful Leadership Course (with Hoos Well)
This 8-week course meets for two hours each week and focuses on applying mindfulness to being a more effective leader.  Emotional intelligence is key to being a mindful leader, and ways of cultivating emotional intelligence are presented throughout the course.