Staff Support and Chi Time™

At six hospitals across the Mount Sinai Health System, chaplains from the Center for Spirituality and Health work closely with interdisciplinary teams to help patients and their loved ones draw on their own spiritual and emotional resources as they confront the challenges associated with illness.

Chaplains also provide support for our 39,000 plus employees including: nurses, doctors, housekeeping, security, social workers, physical therapists and many more. Supporting staff takes many forms including leading de-briefing sessions following stressful incidents and facilitating memorial gatherings for the interdisciplinary teams when needed.

The Center for Spirituality and Health also believes it’s important to pro-actively engage staff on an on-going basis.

To achieve this, Mount Sinai Health System has created the Chi Time™ Program, a program that engages with all of our staff utilizing a mobile cart that we bring to their work areas. Contents of the Chi Cart™ include herbal and decaffeinated teas and healthy packaged snacks, aromatherapy with lavender, rose, eucalyptus, and other scents. If the space permits, calming background music and dimmed lighting is also provided.

The Chi Time Program has expanded to serve six hospital campuses: Mount Sinai Beth Israel, The Mount Sinai Hospital (including Ruttenberg, Dubin, and CAM), Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai West, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. From mid-August 2017 until end of June 2018, over 13,000 staff has been served.

If your team would like to find out more information, please contact:
Maggie Keogh, Director of Chi Time Program

The Chi Time™ expansion continues and we are looking for more volunteers.