This year’s Health Care Week celebration is May 8-14, 2022!
What’s in store for Health Care Week? We’re glad you asked! Throughout the week, we’ll be celebrating you, our team members, and having good food and even greater fun with our specially planned events.
Team Building Theme Days
Tuesday, May 10 — Heritage/Culture Day
UofL Health is a beautiful mosaic of cultures, and, as we celebrate our diversity, we encourage you to take the time to call out your heritage. Whether you are a descendent of Native American heritage or your ancestors were amongst the first to arrive at Ellis Island, or even if you’re new to the United States, please take a moment on this day to share something unique about your heritage.
Bring an artifact (a piece of art, pottery, a flag, an emblem, or prepare a cultural dish, dessert or treat for your colleagues). Take a moment during your break time to tell your colleagues why your heritage is important to you.
Please be aware that there are two important caveats to this day of celebration:
• Remember that we have a dress code so please do not wear anything other than your approved uniforms.
• Please do not wear or bring any artifacts that others would find offensive to their person or culture. We are seeking to be inclusive so let us celebrate with sensitivity.
Wednesday, May 11 — Wellness Wednesday
We know your health is important to you, so we wanted to dedicate a day to wellness and what UofL Health has to offer for wellness programs exclusively for team members. Read more about wellness at UofL Health.
Healthy moments are a crucial part of our daily lives, and they should be celebrated! Submit a “Healthy Selfie” of you doing a healthy activity during Wellness Wednesday. This could be you exercising, creating a healthy snack or meal, meditating, etc. Get creative and feel free to include your family or friends. The message board is open to encourage and support your co-workers in their Wellness Journey. Visit the Wellness Journey intranet page on the employee intranet to learn more about our wellness program.
Thursday, May 12 — Thank You Thursday
We’d like to encourage our managers and leaders to take a minute to thank their team members for all the hard work and dedication they have shown over the past year. We will have a special e-card option for you to send during Health Care Week on RecogNation.
Haven’t used RecogNation before? Follow these simple instructions to set up an account:
- First time users should click here
- Once you have reached the website, click on “First time user? Click here to set your password”
- Follow the prompts to log in for the first time.
Friday, May 13 — UofL Health Day
Celebrate the Power of U by wearing your favorite UofL Health gear! If you don’t have any UofL Health gear, visit our gear store and purchase yours today.
Lunch on Us
For those in a hospital setting or on a hospital campus, you should receive a meal voucher from your manager. This is a one-time use voucher worth $10 that can be used in your facility’s cafeteria. The meal voucher is good from May 8-22. All those working within hospitals are eligible to use this meal voucher.
For team members located in our medical centers, outlying clinics or corporate buildings, a meal will be catered to you. Check with your facility or clinic leadership for more information.
For contractors, you will be included in your facility’s meal. Those located on a hospital campus with a full-time cafeteria have or will receive a meal voucher. Those working within areas without a full-time cafeteria will have a meal catered at some point during the week. If you haven’t received a meal voucher or are unsure of your facility’s Health Care Week meal plan, please reach out to your Human Resources Site Team. To find your site team, visit the Human Resources Site Team page on the employee intranet.
Each facility may be having special events just for their team members. More information is to come on facility-specific events as Health Care Week draws near. Check out your facility’s or clinic’s section, or ask your leadership for more information:
Facilities with outdoor games on-site are encouraged to find time to allow employees to enjoy some time playing outside.
If you’d like games at your facility, clinic or office, please email EmployeeEngagement@UofLHealth.org to schedule time for your location to have outdoor games.
Health Care Week Gift Information
Managers at UofL Hospital, Brown Cancer Center, Jewish Hospital, Frazier Rehab Institute, designated UofL Physicians hubs and administrative offices will be able to sign-up for a pick-up time for this year’s gift. When sign-up links are available, you will only need to sign-up for one slot for your team. You don’t need individual pick-up times for every employee.
Managers at the Medical Centers, Shelbyville Hospital, Peace Hospital and Mary & Elizabeth Hospital will work with their respective facility’s leadership team to ensure all employees at their facilities receive their Health Care Week gifts.
The following team members will receive a Health Care Week gift:
- UofL Health employees
- UofL Physicians employees
- Crothall team members
- Metz Culinary Management (environmental services and food and nutrition) team members
- Allied Universal team members
Note to resident physicians, fellows and attendings: You should have received a Doctors’ Day gift from your medical staff office. If you have not received your gift, please reach out to your manager. If you have any questions, please reach out to the head of your department.
Gift Pick-Up Days
Managers should sign up for gift pick-up by clicking on their facility’s name below. If managers are not able to pick up their team’s gifts, we request that they designate an individual to sign up and pick up the gifts for them.
Please sign up by April 29 for your gift pick-up day:
- Jewish Hospital and Frazier Rehabilitation Institute: May 6
- UofL Hospital and Brown Cancer Center: May 11
- UofL Physicians Hubs
- UofL Physicians managers should pick up from relevant hubs (look for a separate email for this information).
- Medical Center East: May 3
- UofL Hospital: May 4
- Jewish Hospital: May 9
- Mary & Elizabeth Hospital: May 10
- Nucleus Building: May 12
- Shelbyville Hospital: UofL Physicians gift distribution will be with the facility’s distribution. Please touch base with on-site leaders for more details.
- Administrative Offices