I’m so grateful to work in an environment where we can support each other.
Years ago in the emergency department (ED) at Bronson Methodist Hospital, I helped a large extended family manage the sudden death of multiple children. It was such devastation. I didn’t think I would ever feel normal again. When I attended a CISM debriefing, I could see my coworkers felt the same way. I didn’t realize until several weeks after the debriefing that I was no longer dwelling on that experience. I was grateful that I could continue to do my work in the ED. More recently, I was debriefed after a community tragedy that I was involved with in the ED. I cried during the entire debriefing. I guess I needed to be there! I’m so grateful to work in an environment where we can support each other.
Bronson is committed to helping employees Be Well and live a balanced lifestyle. Following a critical or traumatic event, it can be difficult to function normally at work or home. The Bronson Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team is available to help employees through these difficult situations by providing healthy and effective coping techniques.