A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Even Heroes Need Help.
For the women and men on the front lines of healing those
afflicted with coronavirus, the past several weeks have tested
not only their clinical skills, but also their physical limits
and their emotional fortitude.
And with many more weeks, possibly months, before they can exhale
again, they need all the help they can get — now.
That’s why, in a partnership between HQI, the California Hospital
Association (CHA), and Beta Healthcare Group, we’re standing up a
tailored version of a program that helps people provide
“psychological first aid” to those working through times of great
strain, like all of California’s caregivers right now.
This program is designed primarily to be a peer support for
health care workers. It gives the tools and training needed to
respond to a variety of circumstances and has proven effective to
respond to the many emotional and psychological needs of
caregivers, especially during times of crisis.
The bottom line: any and all who come into contact with frontline
caregivers can help support the life-saving work they do through
In many ways, by supporting those who save lives, we can
collectively save even more lives. Our caregivers must be
resilient, because we are relying on them now more than
We are now finalizing the details of this program and will roll
them out to hospitals in the coming days. Stay tuned for
information in your inbox.