Thursday August 26, 2021
Initiative Spotlights: HCHR Week 2021
Health Care HR Week 2021: Strategic Partners for the Health Care Workforce
Get inspired by these Initiatives
Thoughtful gestures, big and small, can have significant impacts that we can’t always measure. This year, we want to highlight the creative efforts of health care HR professionals who encouraged, supported and uplifted the care givers on the front lines. Click on the links below and get inspired by these efforts. This page will be updated throughout the week, so check back regularly to see who will be next on the spotlight!
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Mid-Cities – Roving Carts
Director, Human Resources
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Mid-Cities
About the Nominee
Recognized 2020 was named the ‘Year of the Nurses,’ and this pandemic made it even more obvious of how much we need to appreciate all of our staff.
About the Initiative
We came up with Roving Carts for appreciation of our staff to maintain distance and keep fighting this pandemic. We decided to continue some activities to keep them motivated and show our respect, and honor that they love what they do and we love what they do. We are stronger thanks to them and their sacrifice and resilience.
Cary Medical Center – Employee Appreciation Drive-Through
Manager, Human Resources
Cary Medical Center
About the Nominee
Our HR Team at Cary Medical is amazingly creative, always striving to make every employee feel special, appreciated and this is continuously done with passion and incredible creativity. This held true as our team planned our annual employee recognition dinner. At this event, we honor and recognize those employees with milestone years. Of course, as with everything that happened in 2020, COVID became a challenge. HR was faced with a difficult decision, how we can continue to recognize our team, our Cary family. This team would not allow for a year to go by without continuing to make our Cary family feel appreciated. Especially the year 2020. Doris, Jamie, and Abbie brainstormed and decided we would hold a drive-through event! The team mapped out a route to be held right at the hospital, complete with props, booths, gifts, not one detail left out! The group decided on a western theme for the event. This team worked tirelessly on this event to ensure every detail was complete, safety was in check, and more importantly, recognition was at the forefront, all while fun was to be had. The event was to be held on Oct. 2, 2020. One additional challenge was presented, Mother Nature did not exist cooperating. Rain was in the forecast, however, as with any other challenge, this team held firm and moved the event to our local Wellness Center. This allowed the show to go on, and supported our community center. The event was continued while maintaining social distancing and keeping with COVID guidelines. This team pulled off an employee recognition like no other! We had upwards of 30 employees honored during the event. Cary’s Annual Employee Recognition dinner will definitely go down in the history books as one of the best, even during a pandemic!
About the Initiative
Continuing with the employee recognition event is an honor for our team at Cary Medical Center; it is an event that everyone looks forward to. This is an evening that allows our team to get out, socialize with co-workers outside of the hospital—an opportunity to let our hair down and enjoy each other. Our HR team would not allow a worldwide pandemic to stop them from allowing this enjoyment for their work family. This evening is critical to showing appreciation for everyone to come together, show appreciation. And as we know, this was needed even more for 2020! We succeeded because of our team! Thank you for all you do!