Firm helps medical professionals handle workplace stress and burnout!
On July 5th, Charlotte DiBartolomeo, CEO of Red Kite Project was featured on NPR discussing the companies work to help healthcare providers like doctors, nurses, and EMT’s to stay healthy and safe in the face of burnout and trauma.
High levels of burnout and traumatic effects in the hospital lead to medical errors, high absenteeism, turnover, drug abuse, and even suicide.
Steve Wilmot, a director at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was featured also speaking about this epidemic, and what he has done with Red Kite Project’s assistance to provide support for CHOP’s workforce.
Here is an excerpt from the written portion and transcript:
“Red Kite has also helped me look at hiring practices and preparing new employees for the level of stress that they could experience,” Wilmot added. “And just by preparing people better, I’m seeing better retention. Because people are saying, ‘Yeah, you told me that this might be something that I might be challenged with.'”
Wilmot said he hopes the training will help employees better understand the effects of stress.
“And accept that maybe a thousand small changes are going to add up to the greatest change possible. So while I may not have combated obesity in West Philadelphia, I got that one family connected with a resource that made a difference for them,” he said. “Sometimes, that’s where we need to sit.”