As Chief of Wellness this year, my goal was to create community within our anesthesia family. In order to do so, monthly optional wellness events have been scheduled outside of the hospital. These wellness events have included BBQs, movie nights, game nights, and escape rooms. Furthermore, there is a monthly lecture focused on wellness and every morning we recognize any members of our team who have made contributions to the department and patient care. We have a monthly breakfast potluck to celebrate the residents and attendings who have birthdays that month as well.
At Riverside University Health Systems, we work hard, but play harder. There are numerous opportunities in Southern California to have a life outside of medicine and pursue any wellness activity you can imagine, including swimming at the beach, snowboarding in Big Bear, or hiking "the M." Our program takes wellness seriously and cares about the mental well-being of each resident. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions regarding this year's wellness initiative.
Cassandra Wasson, DO
RUHS Anesthesia Class of 2019
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