REACH course helps providers reconnect with empathy

To provide the best care for your patients, it helps to connect with your colleagues and yourself. The REACH program offers an opportunity for all staff working in health care to interact with each other while learning about the healing power of the human spirit. The program involves four days of classroom experience with discussion that encourages each of us to claim and integrate spirituality and professional growth.

The sessions take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 20, 21, 27 and 28 on the Providence St. Vincent Medical Center campus. They involve classroom discussion and six hours of practicum (small group meetings every other week).

The program is open to all Providence employees, but pre-registration is required by March 7. Email Sally Horne for details. 

REACH stands for Reconnecting with Empathy And Caring in Health Care. It’s a nationally recognized program for applied spirituality for health care organizations. It is designed to:

  • Increase consciousness of the power of the human spirit for health and healing
  • Claim and integrate spirituality as a resource for personal and professional growth
  • Contribute to the pursuit of excellence through the enhancement of organizational spirituality 

Participation is voluntary, limited to 50 people and must be approved by your supervisor. Participants must commit to the entire program for the benefit of all participants.