VMDAS Hub for Engagement and Wellness

Members are encouraged to drop by the VMDAS Hub for Engagement and Wellness at VGH anytime to enjoy a cup of coffee and the chance to connect, collaborate and care with their medical staff colleagues.

A place to gather has been a top priority for members working at VGH. Our work is stressful: long hours in emotionally charged situations. Medical staff often feel they have no quiet space where they can restore their energy or interact with colleagues in a supportive environment. The hub, which opened in 2019, is there to help fill that void.

Medical staff wellness is vital to the delivery of high-quality health care. Emerging research indicates that stress, burnout, depression or general psychological distress negatively affects health-care systems and patient care. Forward thinking health authorities are targeting programs that prevent burnout and promote wellness. The Mayo Clinic, for example, provides dedicated meeting areas for physicians at its campuses because these provide for peer interaction and comradery.

The VGH VMDAS Hub for Engagement and Wellness is open 24/7 for members. You are encouraged to use the space for informal meetings with other VMDAS members. VPSA hosts events in the space including its monthly Physician Appreciation Lunch. Members are encouraged to contact VPSA with ideas for additional events and workshops that could be hosted in the hub.