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    NMCP’s CgOSC Team Hosts Stress Management Booth

    NMCP’s CgOSC Team Hosts Stress Management Booth

    Photo By Seaman Imani Daniels | PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Dec. 12, 2019) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Caregiver...... read more read more



    Story by Seaman Imani Daniels 

    Naval Medical Center - Portsmouth

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Dec. 12, 2019) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Caregiver Occupational Stress Control (CgOSC) team sets up a display table to discuss and hand out information on Dec. 12. The team also set up activities and giveaways to help reduce stress. CgOSC is a program designed to promote peer intervention, strengthen unit cohesion and develop a supportive work environment for all NMCP staff by reducing the stigma of seeking help for stress injuries.

    “We are focused on the overall wellness of our staff,” said Cmdr. Ann Raniowski, NMCP’s CgOSC team lead. “We also want to remind ourselves to take care us so we can be able to take care of those who we care for; this is to include not only our patients and beneficiaries, but also our colleagues.”

    Navy Medicine developed CgOSC after realizing a number of consequences could occur – including medical errors, mental and emotional difficulties, and poor judgement – if individuals weren’t addressing their stress.

    “All year round, our leadership is dedicated to promoting stress management, stress mitigation and self-care,” Raniowski said. “There’s always going to be stress in the world we live in. We want to remind people, especially during the holiday season, and all year round, how important it is to pay attention to yourself and how you’re managing the daily whirlwind between the professional and personal aspects of life.”

    The CgOSC Program is intended to support increased job satisfaction, higher retention, and increased preparedness for operational and occupational demands. CgOSC aims to enhance the mission readiness of Navy caregivers by supporting the prevention of stress-related injury or illness, and supporting their ability to render safe, quality patient care.

    As the U.S. Navy's oldest, continuously-operating military hospital since 1830, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth proudly serves past and present military members and their families. The nationally-acclaimed, state-of-the-art medical center, along with the area's 10 branch health and TRICARE Prime Clinics, provide care for the Hampton Roads area. The medical center also supports premier research and teaching programs designed to prepare new doctors, nurses and hospital corpsman for future roles in healing and wellness.



    Date Taken: 12.12.2019
    Date Posted: 12.16.2019 14:20
    Story ID: 355873
    Location: PORTSMOUTH, VA, US 

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