Walking the Wambi Way. Learn more about the Wambi story from co-founders Rebecca Metter and Alex Coren and meet the members of the Wambi flock.
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As we enter the season of giving in this prolonged pandemic, we wanted to provide a sense of joy to your virtual spaces where you can travel to storybook versions of the USA’s greatest natural landmarks. These seven backgrounds were inspired by the great outdoors and were designed to uplift your online Zoom conversations and impart feelings of calm to those you communicate with. For those who missed out on their annual summer vacations or are unable to travel at this time, let Wambi bring the world to you. At Wambi, moments move us. Learn more about our work here.
How to save: To save the Zoom backgrounds, click on the background you want to download. When the file opens in a new window, save the picture to your preferred folder. Instructions on how to install the Zoom backgrounds can be found at the bottom of the page.
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Download Sonoran Desert
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1. Save the Wambi Zoom background of your choice onto your desktop or an easy-to-access folder.
2. In the Zoom desktop dashboard, in the bottom navigation menu, find the Video Icon and click the ^ upward facing arrow to open a menu
3. On the menu that appears click Virtual Background.
4. In the browser, you’ll see a few background options provided by Zoom. To add your Wambi Zoom Backgrounds, click the + icon in the righthand corner underneath your video and then click ‘Add Image.’
4. A box will pop up allowing you to upload a photo from your computer. Click on the Wambi Zoom background you saved and it will appear alongside the other pictures as an option for you to choose from. Click on the newly uploaded file and you’ll have your new background.
Brad Tieszen is the Vice President of Operations at Parkview Health where he runs several specialty clinics. As a part of his daily routine, he’s intentional about being visible by taking time to complete patient rounds and participate in huddles with his team. He’s fervent about recognizing excellence whenever he sees it, knowing it is key to unlocking engagement.
In this episode, you’ll hear Brad share his passion for being actively engaged and living in the moment.
Connect with Brad on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradleytieszen/
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In collaboration with Wambi, the Gut + Science Podcast Healthcare Series hosted by Nikki Lewellen, Director of Partnerships at Wambi, highlights accomplished, people-first healthcare CEOs (and executives) that share their powerful mindsets, experiences and tools that have helped them succeed. The show encompasses all areas of human capital at work and the successful best practices that breed healthy, engaged organizations.
On September 29th, Wambi had the second opportunity to host an incredible panel of leaders representing some of the largest health systems in the United States to share their experiences improving the employee experience through the pandemic. We gained some detailed insights on how they have engaged their employees despite the surmounting stress and what lessons they learned navigating these uncertain times. We heard about things like: increased visibility, frequent communication, implementing new quality measures continue to raise employee support, creative ways to connect with employees, (and so much more). They also made mention of how crucial the positive response from the community was in encouraging employees. The key takeaway: people have long memories and the support and investment in staff through the crisis will have long-term impact. Each of these leaders inspired us with their positivity and willingness to show up for their teams. For those looking for more insights, we encourage you to watch the recording.
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DR. HELENE BURNS, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer of Jefferson Health New Jersey
In this role since 2013, Dr. Burns led her organization to receive its first Magnet Designation® in 2018. Dr. Burns has overall responsibility for patient care services and nursing operations at the multi-hospital New Jersey division of Jefferson Health, with oversight of its more than 1,400 RNs and Department of Nursing staff. Dr. Burns has direct oversight of patient safety as it relates to nurse-sensitive indicators, e.g., patient fall rates, readmission rates, catheter-associated urinary track infections, blood stream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia rates, sepsis rates, and pressure ulcer rates. She collaborates with the medical staff and administrative teams leading High Reliability initiatives as they relate to patient safety.
DR. FERMIN BARRUETO JR., MD, MBA
Senior Vice President/Chief Medical Officer of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health
Dr. Fermin Barrueto has been the Chief Medical Officer at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) since July 2016. Prior to this appointment, he had served as the regional director and chair for the Department of Emergency Medicine at UM Upper Chesapeake Health since 2008. In this capacity, he oversaw the emergency departments at UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air and UM Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace. Double-board certified in emergency medicine and medical toxicology, Dr. Barrueto also served as a clinical associate professor for the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Emergency
DR. SHEREEF ELNAHAL
President and Chief Executive Officer of University Hospital
Dr. Elnahal has served in the CEO role at University Hospital, the State’s only public hospital and its largest safety net hospital, since July 2019. Prior to his time at University Hospital, Elnahal served as Governor Murphy’s first Commissioner of Health. Elnahal has led University Hospital throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency. The hospital has served as a model for urban hospital and regional response efforts, developing protocols for expanding capacity, regionally coordinating patients, maintaining PPE supplies, adapting policies, and conducting clinical trials and research.
DR. JANE MCCURLEY, DNP, MBA, RN
Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive of Methodist Hospital
Jane joined HCA as a Chief Nursing Officer in 2003 and was recently promoted as the Chief Nursing Executive this year. Prior to her corporate role she was at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center (SDNAMC). Her leadership as CNO was instrumental in advancing that organization to unprecedented levels of clinical success and national recognition. During Jane’s tenure, patient care advances contributed to the facility’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) earning the Beacon Award for Excellence in Critical Care Nursing (the first in Texas, and the first HCA NICU to receive the award). In 2016, the hospital’s Medical Surgical Nephrology Specialty Unit received the PRISM (Premier Recognition in the Specialty of Medical-Surgical Award), from the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, another first for HCA. Jane serves as the president-elect of the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives (TONE) and is the 2014 recipient of that organization’s Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award.
The Honorable Dr. David Shulkin was the Ninth Secretary of the US Department of Veteran Affairs, and served in President Trump’s cabinet as the only cabinet member confirmed unanimously by the Senate. Secretary Shulkin previously served as the Under Secretary for Health. Having been appointed by President Obama and prior to coming to be a secretary, Shulkin served as Chief Executive of leading hospitals and health systems, including Beth Israel in New York City and Morristown Medical Center in northern New Jersey.
He is the University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute Distinguished Health Policy Fellow and has been named one of the Hundred Most Influential People in American Healthcare. He’s the author of the best-selling book, “It Shouldn’t Be This Hard to Serve Your Country”, is a board-certified internist, and is married to his medical school classmate.
We have put together a free Gratitude Toolkit, a 10-page editable journal filled with reflections, educational teachings, and exclusive research. Use it at your next team break or independently.
Dr. Sophia Thomas, a family and pediatric nurse practitioner at the DePaul Community Health Center in New Orleans and is the President of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Listen as Bonnie and Sophia discuss the importance of mentorship and bringing up others and recognizing the little things in others to model infectious good behavior.
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