Reform Nurse Work Environments.
Improve Hospital Performance and Patient Satisfaction.
Invest in Your Nurses.

Healthcare CEOs, CNOs, CFOs, and HR Directors are thrilled with the results of SelfCare for HealthCare™. The program was designed using the paradigm of adult learning, resulting in sustainable results.

Example results from SelfCare for HealthCare™ Hospitals:
  • 4.93% decrease in RN Turnover Rate, resulting in $1,838,890 SAVED
  • Of those participants who were thinking of leaving their position in the next year, there was a decrease of 33%
  • 16.57% increase in participants feeling they are better balancing their life mentally
  • 15% increase in participants agreeing they are living their priorities
  • 30% increase in participants agreeing their department works together to support and retain staff
  • 46% increase in participants agreeing leadership cares about their wellness and life balance
  • 51% increase in participants agreeing they feel supported by management and leadership
  • 7% improvement in participants agreeing they are managing time wisely
  • 16% decrease in sick days
  • 12.6% decrease in turnover of Year 1 RNs
  • Nurse resiliency (NDNQI) score increase from 2.42 to 3.81 (73% favorable)
  • Employee engagement increase from 50th to 69th percentile

Maine General Health Testimonial   MaineGeneral Engagement Survey Results

 Caught our attention the whole time

Senior Nurse Manager Bay Health: “People left really charged up and excited to go forward with what was shared.”

Important for attendees

Testimonial Bay Health: SelfCare for HealthCare is important beacause “we constantly give of ourselves and we don’t remember to pause and take time for ourself.”

A transformational program

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada Chief Nursing Oficer: “Even though the kick-off is said and done, we have employees that are STILL talking about it.”

Important for leaders

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada Associate CNO: SelfCare for HealthCare is important personally and as a leader. “The more balanced and more healthy I can be, I can bring that to the people I serve.”

We owe it to ourselves

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada: “I never knew what it took to heal myself until I heard LeAnn talk to me about what it takes for me to be whole.”

Meets the Pathways Standards

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada Clinical Leader: “Staff at our hospital is thrilled to be engaged with this program.”

These nurses need this

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Director of Nursing Education and Research: “LeAnn had no idea–NO IDEA–just how pertinent her information was going to be…everything that was on every slide was like ‘Yes! Yes!’…These nurses need this.”

Revitalize your nurses’ commitment

PennState Health St. Joseph CEO: LeAnn inspired and “gave very practical tips in terms of how to create wellness for the patients that they are entrusted with.”

Keep Your Best Nurses

Medline CNO: “LeAnn touched [my nurses] in a deep way that they are thinking that they can still continue in nursing.”

The Best Event We’ve Ever Had

Medline Breast Cancer Awareness Breakfast at AORN: “It was really wonderful to see people walk away with hope and a revised joy  and energy that you don’t see everyday.”

‘LeAnn knocked it out of the park.’

Hawai’i Pacific Health: “LeAnn gave our nurses tools and information and helped to reinforce to them our message of taking care of yourself.”

‘I’ve never seen so many smiles at one time for an entire week.’

Northside Hospital in Atlanta: “We really wanted to bring something to our nurses that showed our interest in wanting them to be healthy and happy.”

‘I’m really appreciative of LeAnn’

Baylor Healthcare: “She validated for the staff what we’re trying to tell them that we do. Care for them, love them, and want them to take care of themself.”

‘They have been very positive and excited this week.’

Medical University of South Carolina: “When I read SelfCare for HealthCare, I realized that our Nurses are in need of self care for themselves.”

‘Nursing is the essence of caring’

Norton Healthcare: “This is all about realizing that in order to care for those in the community, we must first take care of ourselves.”

‘Helps us to integrate all the integral pieces’

Medical University of South Carolina: “The reason we brought LeaAnn here is because we believe that the first step in caring for others is caring for self.”

‘The right program for us at the right time’

Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids IA: “From the moment my leadership team heard her speak … we knew it was the right program for us at the right time… We brought LeAnn here and the response is overwhelming.”

‘They feel inspired, they feel renewed’

Centra Health Chief Nursing Officer: “(Our nursing staff) heard a message today that validates that the work that they do truly makes a difference.”

‘The reception from the nurses was outstanding’

New York Presbyterian Hospital: “The reception from the nurses was outstanding. They had asked me to bring her back because she talked about how to care for yourself as a caregiver.”

Other Success Stories

My family always shares that I give all my sympathy away at work and they get “no sympathy” at home. I’m not sure how accurate this statement really is however I believe this may be true of most healthcare workers – we know our days are never mundane or predictable. When the opportunity came to participate in the “SelfCare for HealthCare” experience I had to find a creative way to engage my cardiac rehab staff in this program. We started a book club and meet monthly to discuss each chapter (it just wasn’t feasible for our small group to meet weekly). This has been a fun way for us to be accountable for reading the chapter and the monthly discussions about the topics have led us to learn more about each other both professional and personal. I always knew I had some amazing staff but this program has me appreciating even more what they do every day. Health care professionals have a passion to serve, to help, and to care for others. It’s time we take care of ourselves and embrace this gift.

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” —William Shakespeare

After completing the initial ‘Personal SelfCare survey’, I realized I was ‘hanging on by a thread.’ I was really interested in what LeAnn had to say to help me take better care of myself. Chapter 5 is my favorite so far… I definitely have benefited by adding ‘positive thinking’ to my day!

Jo, RN 
Penn State Health St. Joseph

“I would like to say, I love this program. …  You do not hear this specific message anywhere else.  Having this ongoing program has allowed me the tools to finally start taking care of myself.  As a nurse, by nature, I am compelled to take care of others. This program keeps putting this in my face.  Because I am being told I am important on an ONGOING BASIS through your messages, I am getting to the point where I believe it.  I have finally lost 30 pounds, I make sleep and nutrition a priority, and I consciously think about what is most important for me to thrive, not just survive.  I know I feel better and am more productive.  My employer will benefit from less sick leave, health insurance cost, and suboptimal productivity hospital wide due to this program.”

A Happy, Healthy Nurse
Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

“The Chief Nursing Officer Advisory Council, a council of 40 staff nurses representing the voice of nursing on inpatient units, clinics and procedural areas, identified a need to improve “compassion satisfaction.” We believe that begins with a focus on our relationship with “self.” SelfCare for Healthcare is a comprehensive, year-long program that will nourish and guide staff month by month on ways to improve their physical, mental, and spiritual health. As I approach the final stages of my career path, this is my gift to staff – one they can use for a lifetime.”

Marilyn J. Schaffner, Administrator for Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Officer
MUSC Medical Center

“I’m staying now. I’d thought of leaving, but you brought LeAnn and now I know you care. I’m staying.” This is definitely a testament to what her sessions meant to our employees! During the evening session out of the 75 nurses attending, we received 40 cards asking us to contact them regarding potential positions at the MedicalCenter. Wow!”
Southeast Alabama Medical Center

“Our New Graduation Dinner is a key recruitment tool. This is the second event LeAnn had done for us and once again we hired over half of the 58 new grads who attended!”
Franciscan Health System

“We had LeAnn for three recruitment events, each tremendously successful! She is motivating, genuine, and her love of nursing validates why we went into nursing. She inspires others to join our profession.”

“This recruitment and retention event was by far the best I’ve ever seen in my 13-year career as a Healthcare Recruiter, with 98 in attendance externally, and 105 of our own employees. As a result, we hired 1 Nurse Manager, 1 RN, 2 New Grad RNs, and 6 Nurse Externs. We’ve also had a Director-level applicant. We had her back again!”
Saint Francis Hospital