Joint Collaborative Committees

The Kudos Project: How a simple thank you can increase physician team wellbeing

In recent years, the well-being of physicians and other health care workers has been a major talking point on a global scale, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented pressures on morale and overall health. High staff turnover in health care settings, moral injury, and compounded exhaustion created difficulties for doctors already feeling the strain—and thoughts quickly turned to ways to make positive changes.

In 2021, the Medical Staff Society (MSS) at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook came up with a simple and effective way to build solid relationships, boost physician wellbeing, and create strong bonds in their workplace…