When a traumatic event takes place within your department or unit, it can be devastating to everyone involved. This is one reason why Renown Health has started a benefit for employees to help in times of crisis: the Critical Incident Stress Management program, or CISM.
The CISM team is an interdisciplinary group of employees whom are certified debriefing facilitators. Any employee can request a CISM debriefing after traumatic events such as unexpected deaths, Code Blue calls, severe workplace injury, co-worker deaths or a mass casualty incident, among others.
The goal of the debriefing is to improve employee mental health, promote and enhance self-care, and provide additional resources to employees when necessary. The debriefing will be scheduled 24-72 hours after the event has occurred.
The CISM team is also seeking members. To that end, Renown is hosting a paid two-day training course from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation for employees interested in becoming trained CISM facilitators.
Congratulations to everyone at Renown Health who has volunteered time or donated to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. The non-profit group gave Renown an award for being one of the top 15 groups to donate their time in 2017.
Renown Health placed 9th among the business and civic groups represented in the Food Bank’s top 15. In all, Renown employees donated 364 hours in 2017. The award was given during the recent annual Food Bank Volunteer Celebration.
Among the efforts for the Food Bank last year were a drive during National Nutrition Month, including sign-ups for volunteer time at the Food Bank site on USA Parkway. Employees donated about 3,000 pounds of food at this drive.