Catholic health care has extended its holistic vision of
the human person to associates and physicians by creating opportunities for
spiritual renewal within the workplace. Yet, one of the greatest challenges to
the human spirit comes during times of rapid change, loss and transitioning to
something that is unknown.
In the last few years, health care has been
undergoing tremendous transformation with staff reductions, shifting of resources from
acute to non-acute settings and mergers and acquisitions. The future reality
is still unknown. Those responsible for mission integration, spirituality
in the workplace, organizational development, change management and
human resources have been trying to deal with how to nurture the spirit of
staff experiencing fear, grief, anxiety and uncertainty. This webinar explored the
role of leaders who try to bring a spiritual component to times of
presenters addressed the challenges and opportunities of change. They offered the scriptural
and theological underpinnings that can help create a spiritual approach
to transitions as well as a process that engages the staff who are
directly affected by these changes. In addition, the presenters offered specific tools
being used in their two Catholic health systems to assist staff through this
time of health care transformation.
Presenters: Alan Bowman, M.Div., MBA, Vice President,
Ministry Formation, Catholic Health Initiatives; and Christina Fernandez, DD,
JD, Senior Vice President, Mission Integration and Spirituality, Dignity
This is a recording of the webinar held on September 4, 2014.
Run time: 63 minutes