During Nurses Week in May, Saint Thomas Health President & CEO Karen Springer introduced a new initiative for all nurses that work at one of the nine hospitals and more than 60 clinics, medical offices and rehabilitation facilities across middle Tennessee. The initiative is to take better care of *themselves*. It's called Caring for the Caregiver. In conjunction with the Women's Heart Alliance, the program's goal is to help motivate and support one another by placing more emphasis on taking care of themselves from a physical, mental and spiritual perspective. Springer and Amy Wilson, Chief Nursing Officer, are encouraging all nurses to join them on a six month journey to improve their overall health and well-being.
Saint Thomas Health is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system.