Wellbeing Resources for Teammates Working

COVID‐19 pandemic threatens not only our patients but ourselves and our sense of control. This places all of us at increased risk for burnout and psychological trauma reactions. Use these resources to support your cognitive and emotional resilience. On behalf of the physicians and leadership team, stay safe and be well.

COVID Battle Buddy Program

Summit wants to provide a work environment of support during this pandemic. These support systems build resiliency and well being to help you navigate uncertain times.

Where does the term “Battle buddy” come from?

The US Army uses the Battle Buddy for peer mentoring and emotional support. Having a Battle Buddy helps you to:

  1. Keep work at work
  2. Identify and address stressors early
  3. Develop and maintain resiliency

How does it work?

  • Aim to contact your battle buddy once a day during the work week.
  • It can be a quick text to check in, a short call to debrief, a zoom meeting to hash something out.
  • Identify any issues that need more support, attention, or escalation. Listen and provide feedback.

Who picks my Battle Buddy?

You will be partnered with a Battle Buddy.

The Going Home From Work Checklist

We want work to stay at work. Home is a place for relaxation and recovery. Use this checklist to help you transition from work to home.

  • Check in with your Battle Buddy, if you haven’t already (1-10 minutes)
    • Is there anything that’s concerning you right now?
    • What cases worried you today?
    • What went well today?
    • How are things at home?
  • Be proud of the care you delivered today
  • Consider three things that went well today
  • Do not leave ANY team member behind
  • Now switch your attention to home.
  • Rest and recharge.

Employee Assistance Program

All Summit Employees have access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  Our EAP provides a variety of resources for you with a focus on COVID management.

Phone: 1-800-854-1446

Trusted Information

The following websites have helpful information to keep you apprised of all up-to-date Coronavirus (COVID19) facts

Talking to your Family about COVID

Implement a daily family check-in

Come up with a way to check in with yourself and your kids about how everyone is doing. Consider having everyone share their highs and lows of the day or use a simple feelings chart for younger kids.

Allow yourself (and your kids) to have all the feelings

It’s okay to feel disappointed, sad, angry, overwhelmed or anxious about the impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives. We need to allow ourselves to experience those feelings in order to move through them.

Come up with a Family Power Statement

Affirmations and positive statements can help us handle difficult emotions. Come up with a statement as a family like “We can handle this” or “We are strong.”

Find a balance with screen time and technology

Kids shouldn’t be on their screens all day but this is also how they are connecting with peers and school. Schedule online hangouts or help host virtual game nights to ensure kids are getting the social connection they need.

Don’t be afraid to talk about what’s happening

Kids likely have questions about what is going on in the world. Not having answers can increase anxiety. Provide space to allow questions, and respond in a developmentally appropriate way. It’s okay if you don’t have all the answers; sometimes kids just need to talk.