Emergency Medicine Department-Wide Gratitude Project
The Resident Wellness Committee in MCW’s Department of Emergency Medicine created the “Gratitude Project” in an effort to improve morale and encourage recognition among colleagues. Spearheaded by Dr. Nancy Jacobson and the committee, the project collected survey responses about the impact of each role with in the department following the COVID-19 Omicron surge. As a result, every single team member received at least 50 messages of gratitude for their work in the department from colleagues. Dr. Jacobson states the initiative required very little preparation, but the impact was significant. This project allowed for the Emergency Medicine to become closer and affirm the impact that colleagues made.