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Current Initiatives

House Staff Wellness
The goal of the HSC for this year is to improve the wellness of the house staff. We are committed to making sure your voice is heard and changes are made to make our residency experience the best it can be. Visit http://wellness.som.jhu.edu/ to see a ton of great resources from well-being to pregnancy and parenting while in training. If you have a suggestion about how to improve the house staff work environment or wellness please email us at hsc@jhmi.edu

Cultivating Workplace Civility
Our hospital could not run without the hard work you put in daily. We would also be helpless without our incredible nursing counterparts. Along with our monthly resident appreciation awards, we have implemented a new Nurse of the Month award. Nominations can be made here: Outstanding Resident and Nurse Nominations

Safety Culture and Duty Hours
We continue to work with the hospital to improve the safety and working conditions of students, residents, and faculty. If you have concerns about duty hours or being mistreated there are several resources to reach out for help. http://www.safeathopkins.org/ is a reporting system that you can use to report harassment that gives you the option of remaining anonymous. Please fill out this completely anonymous survey to report any rotations that result in frequent duty-hours violations. As always, you can email any concerns directly to the HSC executives or Dr. Jessica Bienstock and we will work with you to find the best solution. 

Diversity Council 
This year we have created an HSC Diversity Council to foster a spirit of tolerance and make sure we fulfill Johns Hopkin's mission of diversity, inclusion, cultural, and spiritual competence. Look out for upcoming speakers, events, and community projects!

Resident Parking
You’ve already sacrificed your weekend to work on call, you shouldn’t have to pay for parking if you stay late Monday morning to take care of your patients. Post call parking charges in Orleans garage past 9am will now be covered by the house staff council. If issues or concerns regarding parking arise, please contact your HSC departmental representative or any of the HSC executives. 

Friends Don’t Let Friend Drive Sleep – Taxi Service
If you or a colleague are too sleepy to drive home safely, please DON’T RISK IT! Take a taxi home and back. Save your receipts. Your department is obligated to reimburse you. Corporate Security also offers a walking and vehicle escort service within certain boundaries. More details can be found at Hopkins Security Parking and Transportation

Resident Coffee Options
We heard you, and now we are working on ways to make good free coffee available to all residents. Stay tuned for more details. 

Resident Lounge Phone Chargers
Patient care can be challenging without a working phone, and often we forget to bring our chargers. The GME office wellness initiative will be providing phone charging cables for all resident work areas. 

Resident Child Care Options
It’s hard enough to be a resident, it’s even harder to take care of a family and children while you’re a doctor in training. We would love to hear your experiences, good or bad, in this matter so we can work on providing more reliable and affordable child care options. Please email us at hsc@jhmi.edu.   

Resident Portal
All House Staff, when logging into my.jhmi, have access to a Resident Portal. This is constantly updated with upcoming events, important announcements, and links to important website and resources.