Caring for Sequoia's caregivers

In June, Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital opened its Resilience Room to provide a quiet place for Sequoia’s caregivers to relax and recharge. Resiliency among our nurses helps them work within the often stressful healthcare environment, avoid burnout, and provide the finest care they can to our patient community.

The Resilience Room includes an electronic massage chair and music system funded by the Sequoia Hospital Foundation through a special gift from community members Ann and Glenn Cohen. “I have been a patient at Sequoia three times and each time I received very personalized care, exemplary of the ‘Human Kindness’ referred to in their motto,” noted Mr. Cohen. “Twice I feel my life was actually saved by choosing Sequoia. My wife Ann and I wanted to do something for the staff to show our gratefulness, and this is what we chose to do.”

In addition to their generous support of the Sequoia Hospital Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Cohen are both dedicated hospital volunteers working with caregivers throughout the hospital on a weekly basis. They worked closely with the Foundation staff to enable Sequoia’s nurses to submit suggestions for items that would be most helpful to their work. At the close of the nomination period, the items selected came together as the hospital’s first Resilience Room.