Employee Burnout and Resiliency

Employee burnout is an ongoing issue, but resiliency programs are becoming more common in children’s hospitals to address high national rates of physician suicide, employee detachment and potential patient safety risks. Here you can find resources and learn from other children’s hospitals to help reduce employee burnout across your organization.


Unpredictable Offseason RSV Surge a Challenge for Children’s Hospitals
September 1, 2021

Loosened mask and public gathering restrictions in 2021 led to an unpredictable offseason surge of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) with fewer—and increasingly burned out—staff members on hand to help care for an influx of patients.

Trauma-informed medical care training for hospital employees
April 28, 2021

Prioritize training to help staff recognize trauma reactions in colleagues, themselves and patients.

Children's Hospital Addresses Provider Resilience Through Narrative Medicine
April 12, 2021

A story-telling resource to benefit providers, patients and families.

Reduce Burnout as an Organization with the Power of Teams
April 5, 2021

How teams can use the four pillars of resilience to support one another and improve resilience.

6 Emotional Phases of a Disaster
February 1, 2021

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the phases of disastrous events affect people, communities, and those on the front lines like health care workers and hospital employees.

Examining Children’s Hospital Employee Burnout with New Urgency
February 1, 2021

Hospital teams are at a breaking point. Here’s how a public health crisis placed new urgency on a long-standing issue.

Children's Hospitals Employee Well-being Survey
January 4, 2021

The Well-being Survey is a biennial, comprehensive collection of information for children's hospitals to share how they contribute to employees' well-being.

Mindfulness-Based Training Can Help Those in Stressful Health Care Environments
November 4, 2020

A military veteran design mindfulness-based training to assist those in extreme stress environments.

4 Ways High-Performing EDs Balance Staffing and Promote Resiliency
December 3, 2019

Children’s hospitals are developing staffing practices that produce high-performing emergency departments without sacrificing attention to employee resilience.

Reference Material
Identify Potential Burnout on Your Team
December 3, 2019

Children's hospitals face one-of-a-kind challenges when it comes to managing the weight of the job.

How Provider Stress Can Lead to Cognitive Bias and Diagnostic Errors
December 3, 2019

Burnout rates are on the rise and can have patient repercussions. Use these seven strategies to reduce the risk of diagnostic errors to avoid cognitive biases in patient care.

1 in 3 Professionals Are Burned Out. Are You?
December 1, 2019

People working in health care are statistically more likely to experience burnout than most other industries.

Help Hospital Employees Find Resilience and Reduce Burnout
October 24, 2019

Children’s hospitals can take steps to improve employee resiliency as the industry faces a rise in burnout.

Reduce Physician Burnout with EHR Enhancements
October 24, 2019

How one hospital’s physician informatics program is pairing analysts and clinicians for improvements in the electronic health record that reduce challenges and employee burnout.

15 Tips for Coping with Health Care-Related Work Stress
October 21, 2019

Even the most dedicated employees can experience workplace fatigue. Here are some tips to help you start reigniting your passion for providing the best care to kids.

Reducing Employee Burnout Key to Improving Quality and Safety in Health Care
October 9, 2019

Here are strategies children's hospitals can use to keep teams strong.