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ANA Enterprise Wellness Committee 4163

Committee encourages employees to take advantage of available wellness opportunities We are pleased to shine the spotlight on the ANA Enterprise Wellness Committee. The committee is made up of 14 members with one common goal: The well-being of their colleagues. Each of them attends monthly meetings with an open mind and heart — and a willingness to ...

MedStar Health 4146

Organization with 8,000 nurses launches wellness initiatives for work and home We are pleased to shine the spotlight on MedStar Health, an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) Champion. What does it mean to prioritize your employees’ well-being? MedStar Health Center for Wellbeing (MCW) can answer that. The center launched in ...

Philippine Nurses Association Of Metro DC (PNAMDC) 4115

Organization provides Filipino-American nurses opportunities for increased resiliency We are pleased to shine the spotlight on the Philippine Nurses Association of Metro DC (PNAMDC), an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) Champion. Resiliency. That’s the trait the PNAMDC has been working to strengthen among its members over the ...

American Association Of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) 4103

Nursing organization creates monthly programming to promote nurse well-being We are pleased to shine the spotlight on the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN), an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) Champion. Nursing has always been a field with high stress and burnout. But the past 2 years of the pandemic have taken ...

Crothall Healthcare, A CompassOne Company 4034

Company creates program that improves nurses’ job satisfaction and well-being We are pleased to shine the spotlight on Crothall Healthcare of CompassOne, an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) Champion. There’s much more to nurse burnout than working long hours during a pandemic. Stressful work environments, lack of ...

American College Of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) 4011

Organization promotes healthy living through lifestyle medicine events and resources We are pleased to shine the spotlight on the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) , an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) Champion. If there is one organization that wholeheartedly supports healthy lifestyle behaviors as the number one ...

SEHA Nursing Staff Health And Well-being, Abu Dhabi Health Service Co. 4008

Using HNHN as its guide and inspiration, Corporate SEHA Nursing well-being committees improve the lives of its nurses every day. We are pleased to shine the spotlight on the SEHA Nursing Well-being Committee, a part of SEHA Corporate Nursing health and wellness program , an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Champion. “Your health first.” ...

ANA Enterprise 3984

Nursing association listens to its employees then responds with a fitness-based wellness program, mental health and stress resources — and financial wellness offerings We are pleased to shine the spotlight on the American Nurses Association (ANA) Enterprise , an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Champion. The COVID-19 pandemic ...

UT Southwestern Medical Center 3922

Medical center helps staff fuel their wellness tanks We are pleased to shine the spotlight on UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Champion. Living well. That’s what UT Southwestern strives to help employees do year-round — whether they’re going through a global pandemic or not. That’s also why it’s ...

Kentucky Nurses Association 3914

Nursing organization relies on volunteers and prioritizes safety to help improve life during COVID-19 We are pleased to shine the spotlight on the Kentucky Nurses Association (KNA), an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Champion. KNA is all about helping Kentucky nurses. They’ve been doing it for years, operating at a good pace and ...

Healthy Nurse, Healthy New Jersey (HNHNJ) 3908

Organization switches gears to support nurses during the pandemic We are pleased to shine the spotlight on Healthy Nurse, Healthy New Jersey (HNHNJ), an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Champion. The year 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic changed a lot of plans. This is especially true for HNHNJ, which thrived with in-person events like its ...

Georgia Nurses Association 3898

Organization goes virtual to build nurse resilience We are pleased to shine the spotlight on the Georgia Nurses Association (GNA), an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Champion. It began in 2019, when the Georgia Nurses Association joined Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™. The organization kicked off its wellness initiatives with a bang by ...

Association Of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) 3866

  Organization offers array of opportunities for nurse wellness We are pleased to shine the spotlight on the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Champion. It doesn’t have to be Perioperative Nurses Week for AORN to honor its ongoing commitment to employees and members. Through ...

Ochsner Health – Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation 2020 Update 3819

Throughout the pandemic, Ochsner has been committed to supporting employee well-being.  “I am proud of the many programs Ochsner Health offers to support nurses as they pursue their own journey of health and well-being,” says Tracey Moffatt, MHA, BSN, RN, System Chief Nursing Officer and System Vice President of Quality, Ochsner Health, “but even ...

American Psychiatric Nurses Association 3789

Organization puts the spotlight on nurse self-care during COVID-19 We are pleased to shine the spotlight on the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) , an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Champion. Now more than ever, nurse well-being is essential. As advocates for psychiatric-mental health nurses, no one knows this better ...

American Association Of Nurse Anesthetists 3773

How one organization’s committees dedicate time and resources to CRNA well-being We are pleased to shine the spotlight on the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists  (AANA) , an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) Champion. The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new health and wellness challenges for nurses everywhere — and ...

Michael L. Jones, PhD, MBA, RN 3748

Serious diagnoses activate changes in nurse’s health and wellness You have more control over your fate than you think. Michael Jones, PhD, MBA, RN, learned this about 7 years ago (at the age of 36) when he noticed his health spiraling downward. He weighed 215 pounds and witnessed his 59-year-old father’s stomach and colon cancer diagnosis. At the same ...

Winners Of The NYP/WEILL CORNELL Healthy Nurse Sub Committee Self Care Selfie Contest For 2020 Nurses Month 3746

GOLD AWARD: Veronica Pasha, EMPA, RNC-OB, SAFE, Senior Staff Nurse Float from Women and Children’s Health So in non-COVID times, my self- care includes powerlifting. It's helped me in many ways but the two biggest ones are managing anxiety and promoting a positive body image. There is a lot of stigma around women in sports but an even bigger stigma in ...

Opportunity to participate in Circadian Misalignment and COVID-19 Study 3716

In the span of just a few months, COVID-19 has become a global pandemic that has redefined our daily lives. So many questions about COVID-19 remain unanswered, and research is essential to bend the curve and save lives especially for nurses and other healthcare workers who are on the front lines of this pandemic. Rush University Medical Center, in ...

ANA-Illinois 3715

State nurses association focuses on increasing physical activity for nurses and ending nurse abuse. ANA-Illinois is the state affiliate of the American Nurses Association. They represent ALL registered nurses in the state of Illinois, without regard to specialty or practice setting. They have also just upped their partner level with Healthy ...

Florida Atlantic University School Of Nursing 3612

HNHN is excited to recognize Florida Atlantic University (FAU) as an outstanding partner, particularly highlighting the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing.  HNHN recently had the opportunity to speak with Rhonda Goodman, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, AHN-BC, FAANP, Associate Professor, Family Nurse Practitioner, FNSA Faculty Consultant, about how ...

American Association Of Colleges Of Nursing (AACN) 3596

AACN empowers student ambassadors to spread the healthy nurse, healthy nation lifestyle We are pleased to shine the spotlight on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) , an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Catalyst Partner. Nurses are less healthy than the average American. Research shows that nurses experience 2.8 ...

Wyoming Nurses Association 3557

By Christina Brewer In 2016, the Northwest Region of Wyoming Nurses’ Association (WNA) desired to embrace the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation initiative. This was the conception of the “Fall in love with Wyoming Pumpkin Run and Roll”. Wyoming fall and winter weather can be unpredictable, but one outdoor activity families don’t skip is Halloween. The ...

Ochsner Health System 3521

Organization encourages nurse well-being throughout the health system We are pleased to shine the spotlight on Ochsner Health System, an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Champion. Ochsner Health System is building a healthier tomorrow with smarter care today. Not only does the organization take this approach with patients, but it also ...

Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) 3497

ENA works to prevent workplace violence against emergency department nurses.   We are pleased to shine the spotlight on the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) , an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™  Champion.   No one should feel unsafe at work. Yet workplace violence is one of the biggest challenges facing Emergency Department (ED) ...

Northwell Health 3365

Northwell Health makes HNHN a driving force to promote wellness across the health system.   We are pleased to shine the spotlight on Northwell Health and its flagship hospital North Shore University Hospital , an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Champion.   Does integrating the ANA Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation ™ (HNHN) Grand Challenge ...

Vanderbilt University Medical Center 3337

Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers wellness opportunities like walking and step challenges, mindfulness breaks, and healthy food choices. We are pleased to shine the spotlight on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™  Champion. Most nurses want to feel like their organization truly ...

UConn Campuses Chapter Of The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) 3309

Members of the UConn Campuses Chapter of the AHNA participate in wellness opportunities like yoga, forest bathing, meditation, and an annual conference. We are pleased to shine the spotlight on the UConn Campuses Chapter of the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) , an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™  Champion. About 5 years ...

June Is Employee Wellbeing Month. Find Your JOY! 3295

by Angela O'Connor, MSN, RN, CMSRN and Jennifer Brady, MA, RD, LDN, Associate Director, Employee Benefits and Wellness, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Employee WellBeing Month is a national campaign to celebrate wellness in the workplace; after all, employees spend most of their waking hours at work or commuting to and from there. This ...

Humana Takes Nurse Well-Being Seriously 3275

We are pleased to shine the spotlight on Humana, an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Champion. For many people, the phrase “insurance company” doesn’t conjure up an association with nurses. But at Humana, a community of thousands of nurses are at at the heart of the company’s clinical programs and services. Nurses are ingrained in nearly ...

The University Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 3262

We are pleased to shine the spotlight on The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, an exceptional Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Champion. Explore MD Anderson Cancer Center’s health and wellness initiatives below. Nurses are a community. The best way to generate positive wellness outcomes in that community is to provide the health tools ...

UT Southwestern Medical Center 3243

Look at some of the wellness initiatives going on here at UT Southwestern Medical Center aimed to keep our employees healthy, tied to our overall institutional mission of promoting health and a healthy society. Benefits & Wellness Fairs – Employee Wellness participated in the following fairs during calendar year 2018: Annual Benefits & Wellness ...

Danny Jimenez 3218

Kaiser Permanente nurse loses 80+ pounds during weight-loss journey Danny struggled with his weight most of his life. He tried diet fads like Southbeach Diet, 21-Day Fix, and others. Nothing worked. At the end of 2017, Danny weighed 260 pounds. During a visit to his primary care physician (PCP), tests found high cholesterol and pre-diabetes. He felt ...

Kentucky Nurses Association Fall Conference Focuses On Healing Nurses 3151

Inspired by the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) initiative, the Kentucky Nurses Association (KNA) presented its fall 2018 conference, “Reclaim Nursing: Heal, Empower and Inspire,” November 1 and 2 in Louisville, Ky.   The first day of the conference focused on healing nurses and transforming nursing. Pamela McDonald, FA, WHCNP-BC, APCNP, ...

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (NYP-WC) 3061

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (NYP-WC) nurses Elizabeth Laporte, MPS, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Staffing Coordinator and Shirley Ames, MS, RN, nurse administrator, (left photo) served as volunteers at the 2018 New York City marathon. Elizabeth and Shirley served as marathon marshals. They provided crowd and runner control during ...

University Of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) 3059

As Mississippi’s only academic medical center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center has many “only’s.”  We are now proud to add to that list that we are the only hospital in the state designated as a Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Champion!  Mississippi is known for its southern cuisine.  Did you know that Mississippi ranks first in total U.S. ...

The Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania (HUP) 2974

The Renewal Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (a Champion partner of the ANA Enterprise’s Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation) was developed in 2011 as an area of the hospital, away from patient care, for nurses to recharge and receive respite. It also is a way for nursing teams to stay ahead of national trends, including nurse burnout, ...

ANA Enterprise Partners All In Award Winners:  MUSC And NJSNA! 2790

ANA Enterprise is pleased to announce that the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) Partners All In (PAI) Award winners are the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and the New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA).  A standing ovation to both organizations for having the most employees and members join HNHN from July 16 through December ...

CarolinaEast Health System In New Bern, North Carolina Tackles Hurricane Florence With Hurricane-Force Fun 2684

CarolinaEast, in New Bern, NC, got creative when it came to maintaining their culture of health during Hurricane Florence.  This hurricane presented unique challenges as a slow-moving storm.  New Bern was under siege from high winds, rains, and record-setting flood waters for five days.  How did CarolinaEast nurses stay healthy and resilient ...

Inspire! 2564

It's day 10 of the Move for a Cause  challenge, powered by support from Humana .     It’s the final day of our challenge and we want to hear from you! Tell us why you are inspired to make a difference and what actions you’ve taken or will take. Sign our commitment wall . Post those photos from your Turkey Trot in our Facebook group . Let us know what you have ...

Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) 2377

Read how GBMC successfully promotes and weaves HNHN into their existing wellness program and initiatives. As a Champion in Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN), Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) acknowledges that one of our greatest assets is our staff. We inform staff of the HNHN messages in many ways – in our Pulse newsletter, via email, ...

Maryland Nurses Association 2222

We are pleased to shine the Champion Spotlight on Maryland Nurses Association (MNA). Read about MNA’s efforts to emphasize nurse health, safety, and wellness for their members. The Maryland Nurses Association (MNA), a Champion for Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) is the voice for nursing in Maryland and advocates for policies supporting the ...

The International Nurse Coach Association (INCA) 2180

The International Nurse Coach Association (INCA)  is thrilled to be a Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation ™ Champion Partner. To have a healthy nation, we need healthy nurses, as they are the sustaining anchors for how every hospital, clinic, and community functions. Without nurses the health of humanity would collapse.  Founded in 2010, the INCA, an ...

Medical University Of South Carolina 2053

Discover how MUSC provides fresh, nutritious food, fitness programming, and rejuvenation opportunities for their employees and community. As a Champion in Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN), the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) uses multiple communication mediums to promote HNHN to our employees. We leverage our shared ...

Do You Know Your Employer's Sharps Safety Protocols? 1993

It’s day 10 of the  Don't Get Stuck challenge. Today's tip is to  review and understand all employer sharps safety protocols. Most organizations have systems in place to help prevent sharps injuries. Make sure to inquire about your employer’s sharps injury prevention program so you understand the policy.  Many sharps injuries are preventable. ...

Is Non-sharp Equipment Available? 1979

It’s day 8 of the  Don't Get Stuck challenge. Technological advances can make it safer to draw blood, vaccinate, or heal wounds. Use non-sharp equipment whenever possible.    Non-sharp skin closure devices, including liquid adhesives, adhesive strips, staples, or zipper technologies  Immunizations that allow for the use of nasal sprays or a ...

ANA\California 1976

We are pleased to shine the Champion Spotlight on ANA\California. Read about ANA\CA’s wellness advances for conferences, members, nursing students, and even their Board. By ANA\C staff American Nurses Association\California (ANA\C) is a proud HNHN partner. Ever since the HNHN inception, ANA\C has been participating; we were a key beta-site ...

INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center 1922

We are pleased to shine the HNHN Champion Spotlight on INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center.  Using a reward-based wellness program, INTEGRIS offers their employees unique initiatives including a rowing team, couch to 5K, mind/body therapies, volunteering opportunities, on-site fitness coaching and more!

South Carolina Nurses Association 1845

We are pleased to shine the HNHN Champion Spotlight on the South Carolina Nurses Association (SCNA).  SCNA uses HNHN as a powerful tool and resource during their annual conventions. Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Activities at Convention a Hit! Last November 2-4, 2017, the South Carolina Nurses Association (SCNA) held their 2017 State ...

Holy Name Medical Center 1802

We are pleased to shine the HNHN Champion Spotlight on Holy Name Medical Center.  By hosting challenges, an annual Walk for Mom, on-site weight loss groups, and more, this organization takes employee wellness to new heights. Holy Name Medical Center’s nurses embrace their roles as caregivers, sharing their expertise, compassion, and commitment to ...

Mayo Clinic Arizona 1728

By Eileen Reali, BSN, RN, RN-BC We are pleased to shine the HNHN Champion Spotlight on Mayo Clinic Arizona (MCA)!  Their robust wellness team and early, sustained partnership with HNHN, MCA is frequently called upon to share their best practices with aspiring Champions! MCA's Chief Nursing Officer, Teresa Connolly was asked by staff nurses to start a ...

Holy Name Medical Center Has Accepted The Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Challenge 1651

We're accepting the Challenge!  The nurses of Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, N.J., are thrilled to announce we accepted the Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation Grand Challenge (HNHN) as we celebrated National Nurses Week! As inspired by one of our med-surg nurses, Marissa Brown, and announced by our CNO/Vice President of Patient Care Services, ...

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University Of Texas At Austin School Of Nursing (UTSON) 1642

This week, we are proud to shine the spotlight on the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing (UTSON). UTSON is committed to providing faculty and students with an abundance of wellness opportunities, including yoga, walking groups, and of course, HNHN!  

Virginia Nurses Association 1556

Discover how the Virginia Nurses Association engages their members with HNHN through conferences, social media, continuing education and their own unique wellness initiative: Take Five . The Virginia Nurses Association (VNA) is a statewide, membership-based professional association for registered nurses. VNA represents the interests of ...

Regional Health 1320

We are proud to shine the spotlight on Regional Health.  Through HNHN and their own robust program, LiveWell by Regional Health, they ensure that their employees have access to what they need for optimal health and wellness.  Special shout out to Stephanie Iverson, Regional Health’s Health and Well-Being Program Specialist.

American Holistic Nurses Association 1288

With a long history of promoting nurses’ health, safety, and wellness, the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is honored to partner with Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) to expand nurses’ self-care skills.  

Bayhealth Medical Center 1245

In this edition of the HNHN Champion Spotlight, we feature Bayhealth Medical Center.   

Pennsylvania State University College Of Nursing 1205

Find out how The Pennsylvania State University College of Nursing is improving nursing student wellness by increased HNHN participation; campus-wide step challenges; and other fun programs and activities like lunchtime yoga.  Read more below. 

CONGRATULATIONS To CHLA, Winner Of The HNHN Partners All In Contest! 1196

On March 14 Marketa Houskova, Executive Director, ANA\California presented the Partners All In contest award to Nancy Lee, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). The $5,000 award will be invested in CHLA's wellness program to achieve the goal to implement a walking route with exercise stations ...

New Nursing Innovation Awards Announced! 1195

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is working to highlight and encourage nursing innovation, and it is in this spirit that we’re proud to launch the ANA Innovation Awards™ powered by BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company).

International Nurses Society On Addictions (IntNSA) 1189

We are pleased to shine the spotlight on the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA), one of our Champion partners in the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge (HNHN).  

Texas Nurses Association 1174

Find out how the Texas Nurses Association, one of our very first Champion partners, participates in HNHN.  

New Jersey State Nurses Association 1144

This week, we are proud to shine the spotlight on New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA). NJSNA has convened a team of 125 dedicated and passionate nurses. From lavender at their convention to quinoa stuffed peppers on Pinterest, read more about their strategies to improve the health of nurses in New Jersey.

Oncology Nursing Society 1114

Deborah Struth, MSN, RN, PhD(c),   Research Associate at  the Oncology Nursing Society shares more about the work they are doing to help nurses live a healthy lifestyle.

NewYork Presbyterian Hospital 1084

This week, we are pleased to focus on NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s plethora of wellness offerings for their employees.  See below for their all-encompassing approach.

New Mexico Nurses Association 989

Learn more about how the New Mexico Nurses Associ ation (NMNA) is participating as an HNHN Champion Partner.


 

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