Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Care for the Caregiver

Exceptional health care begins with healthy and happy employees. The Care For The Caregiver committee is an inter-disciplinary group of hospital staff committed to helping you maintain a healthy balance between work and personal life. We are here to share resources to help maintain that balance and allow you to save just a little of your care and compassion for yourself.

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Pastoral Care
Pastoral Care is a ministry of compassion dedicated to meeting the spiritual needs of patients, families, and staff.

The Vanderbilt Nurse Wellness website has resources to help you get connected, reduce stress, and find balance in mind, body, and soul. This website is for everyone—not just nurses.

Health and Wellness for Faculty and Staff
Vanderbilt Health and Wellness has four integrated programs to protect and support the University's most valuable asset: its faculty and staff. Learn more about health and wellness at Vanderbilt by visiting their program pages below.

Work/Life Connections (EAP)
Provides psychological support to faculty and staff, along with their spouses or domestic partners.

Occupational Health Clinic
Protects Vanderbilt faculty and staff with programs to monitor exposure to workplace hazards and treat work-related illness and injury.

Health Plus
Supports the physical health of faculty and staff through education programs and workout facilities, such as the onsite fitness center atop Kensington Garage.

Child and Family Center
Offers childcare and early childhood education to the children of faculty, staff, and students. They also provide resources and referrals for elder care, sitters, back-up care, and tutoring.

Committee Members

Janet Cross, M.Ed., CCLS   Director of Patient and Family Centered Care
Kristen Denmon, BA, RN, BSN   Nurse Educator, PCICU
Raye Nell Dyer, M. Div., BCC   Chaplain Coordinator
Connie Ford, RN, MHA, CPON   Administrative Director, Inpatient Nursing Services
Susan Hernandez, MBA, RN   Associate Hospital Director of Nursing
James Kendall, LCSW, CEAP   Manager, Work/Life Connections
Tisha Longo, LMSW   Coordinator, Palliative Care Team
Kathy Moss, MSN, MBA, RN, PMP   Director, Nursing and Clinical Support Services
Mary Murray, LCSW   Director, Social Work
Lee Ann Ruffing, MSHA, MBA   Director of Operations
Tanika Wilson RN, MSN, NE-BC   Manager, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Mary Yarbrough, MD, MPH   Assistant Professor, Executive Director Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness

Last Edited: October 18, 2017
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