Ochsner has won a $2.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The money will fund coaching workshops, counseling, stress management and other programs aimed at boosting worker morale.
Ochsner’s Office of Professional Well-Being will handle the services. Ochsner calls the office the first of its kind at a Louisiana hospital.
One program will give nurses at eight Ochsner hospitals a year of coaching, then another six months of feedback.
Other offerings will include online forums for health care workers to share coping strategies; clinical services for employees and immediate relatives; and regularly scheduled time to share emotional issues they face in caring for patients.