Biz: How have you cared for your team during the pandemic?
D.G.: It’s about making sure you’re present with your team. I love being involved in celebrations, which are obviously a little harder; we’ve halted our monthly nursing awards since we couldn’t gather in large groups of people. Still, our nursing leadership team has a culture of having each other’s back. I’m equally grateful for how the nursing leadership team has prioritized the needs of our coworkers on the front lines. I’m so thankful for their adaptability in the face of constant change.
Biz: How do you show up for yourself outside of work?
D.G.: My teammates are great at holding me accountable in terms of being flexible with myself. A work friend taught me a trick that involves carving out some “vacation time” during the crisis—basically, finding 30 minutes to an hour to disconnect. I also try to focus on gratitude. I’m intentional about appreciating the good stuff in my life that happens with friends or family each day.