Dean of the Medical Faculty
CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Advancing Our Commitment to Joy at Johns Hopkins Medicine
The satisfaction of doing meaningful work; the support of being part of a team; and the enjoyment of personal well-being and work-life balance. All these factors are essential to faculty and staff engagement and excellent patient care.
Our Joy at JHM initiative grew out of the Joy in Medicine Task Force, convened in 2016 to identify barriers to professional satisfaction and develop strategies to restore joy at work. Following recommendations from the task force, we established the Office of Well-Being to create and advance a coordinated, systematic strategy to change our culture and build employee resilience, employee and patient safety, quality of care, and operational efficiency.
The Office of Well-Being – in partnership with faculty and staff members – will lead our work to help ensure that all of our faculty and staff members experience a supportive work culture that nurtures and advances their professional growth and well-being, including mental and emotional health, physical health and work-life balance.
This work is a journey, and we are fully committed to doing everything possible to embed joy as a core value of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Paul B. Rothman, M.D.
Dean of the Medical Faculty
Kevin W. Sowers, M.S.N., R.N., F.A.A.N.
EVP, Johns Hopkins Medicine
A Culture of Well-Being
Health care is a demanding profession. The hours are long and the stakes are high.
We envision that all who work within Johns Hopkins Medicine feel that they are vital, valued members of their teams and are provided with adequate resources to do their jobs well. Our employees experience a mutually-supportive work culture that advances their professional growth and well-being.
The professional and personal growth and health and well-being of our workforce are essential elements of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s core values. System-wide challenges are met with dynamic, innovative, interdisciplinary problem-solving that embraces real change. The work model is characterized by strategic investment in people and is purposefully designed to support a rewarding professional life.
Joy at JHM Framework for Well-Being
Systems, processes, and practices that promote employee health, and support effectiveness and efficiency, positive interpersonal interactions, and work-life integration.
Health & Resilience
Resources and ability of individual employees to maintain physical, emotional, mental and financial well-being for everyday or life
Behaviors and internal resources of employees to respond to changes in work demands, and sustain required operations in the presence of continuous stress or after personal or professional hardship.
Social norms that are expressed in shared health beliefs and behaviors that reflect trust, respect, teamwork, and opportunities for professional and personal growth.
Student and Trainee Resources
News and Events
- Making Space for Mindfulness. Hopkins Medicine Magazine
- Town Meeting on Resilience. December 10, 2019
- Creating a Culture of Health and Uniting a Complex Health System: Johns Hopkins Medicine. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. November 1, 2019