Greenleaf Integrative is a unique consulting firm that partners with healthcare providers and other clients to protect the wellbeing of their employees and organizations. Our talented team of experts and tailored solutions effectively address the complex drivers of stress, trauma, and burnout in healthcare.
For close to 20 years, many respected industry experts and organizations have been shining a spotlight on the intense, cumulative stress, trauma, and burnout in healthcare. Just a few of these organizations include National Academy of Medicine (NAM), National Patient Safety Foundation, and Mayo Clinic. Not surprisingly, COVID-19 is severely intensifying what were already high levels of stress, burnout, and trauma exposures among hospital workers.
As COVID-19 intensifies and expands the stressors in healthcare, nurses, physicians, and other hospital workers are experiencing the significant detrimental impacts. Neuroscience shows that unresolved and overwhelming stress distorts brain function and behavior. Physical health and emotional resilience decline, personal and professional relationships erode, and feelings of fear and anxiety dominate.
Secondary to the human suffering and personal consequences, but still of critical importance to hospital and health system management, are the effects of chronic and traumatic stress on organizational performance and work engagement. NAM’s July 2017 discussion paper cites a range of findings from numerous studies that directly or indirectly tie burnout, depression, and emotional exhaustion to quality and safety risks, patient dissatisfaction, staff turnover and reduction of work effort, and preventable healthcare costs.
We empower clients to cultivate a culture of wellbeing, elevate resilience and performance, and mitigate risk.
Founded by Siddharth Ashvin Shah, M.D., Greenleaf offers a talented team with deep experience in healthcare, humanitarian aid, and other highly demanding market segments where a dire need exists to “help the helpers.” With services spanning assessments, resilient organizational development, trauma-informed design, and strategic planning to leadership development, workforce training, and more, we tailor solutions to your unique needs, objectives, and environment. We also create and implement strategic frameworks for spreading resilience-building processes and behaviors across teams, departments, and enterprises.
Combining proven scientific principles and a deep understanding of how healthcare providers operate, Greenleaf’s integrative, systems-based approach accommodates the cross-cutting and cumulative nature of stress and burnout to drive meaningful, lasting change. Results include improvements in emotional intelligence, situational awareness, morale, communications, collaboration, productivity, and risk mitigation. View our Healthcare Offerings or contact us to learn more.
Greenleaf respects the following organizations. We collaborate with many of them, including presenting at their learning events.
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- American Group Psychotherapy Association
- American Public Health Association
- Association of American Medical Colleges
- American Organization of Nurse Executives
- Center for Innovation and Leadership Education, Georgetown University Medical Center
- Disability Management Employer Coalition
- Graham Company
- Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area
- Health Enhancement Research Organization
- Human Resource Executive Health & Benefits Leadership Conference
- International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
- National Academy of Medicine
- National Academies, Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education