Every day our people at Sinai Health are doing extraordinary things. Captured Caring is a series featuring submissions from our people to provide you with inspiration and encouragement as we care for patients and each other. Have your own story or photo to share? Submit it here.
“Shout out to the 180 participants who took part in the first annual Renew Sinai Step Challenge, launched by Workplace Wellness and Operational Readiness for those supporting the redevelopment project. In addition to “counting steps,” participants engaged in the workplace, worked together as a team, nurtured a healthy lifestyle, and had tons of fun. First place winners Milk Prep: The Breast Team reached 1,224,322 steps! Captain Amanda Magnifico remarks that in addition to pushing fitness boundaries and improving well-being, the contest brought them closer together as a team, and they are looking forward to the 2021 Challenge.”
Submitted by: Mariela Castro, Redevelopment Advisor, Communications, Mount Sinai
“October is Occupational Therapy month! It’s a time to reflect and celebrate the professionals who work year round to break down the barriers that impede individuals in their everyday activities. Occupational therapists (OTs) address not only the physical effects of an injury or disease, but also address the psycho-social, community and environmental factors that influence function. For OTs, occupation includes everything people do, such as looking after themselves (self-care), enjoying life (leisure), and contributing to the social and economic fabric of their communities (work/productivity).
At Sinai Health, OTs work across the continuum of care, in acute care, rehabilitation, complex care and palliative care. Occupational therapy has an essential role in patent safety, dementia care and discharge planning. Occasionally we get the chance to collaborate cross sites and get to see a patient’s progress from acute care, through rehab and home to the community. We can share the joy of enabling our patients to succeed.
In the submitted photo, OTs at Bridgepoint recently attended an educational event about mattresses and preventing pressure ulcers for patients in the hospital. Learn more about OTs at Bridgepoint in this video originally created for OT month in 2015.”
Submitted by: Meridith McClenaghan, Occupational Therapist, Bridgepoint