• Your Wellness Is Important To Us

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Wellness at SBH

Residency can be a trying time, and SBH Health System places a priority on supporting the needs of our nearly 300 residents in terms of their physical, nutritional, emotional, spiritual and financial health.  This includes wellness programs offered institutional-wide and in activities available through the individual residency programs.

While hospitals often talk about how important it is to take care of our patients, which it certainly is, we can’t do this unless we take care of ourselves.  Our mission at SBH is to transform resident burnout to resident wellness.
The Resident Wellness Committee at SBH, comprised of residents, residency program directors and attendings, meets regularly with the goal of maximizing these efforts. In addition, the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR/SEIU), the largest house staff union in the U.S., offers a range of benefits https://www.cirseiu.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/St.-Barnabas_5.27.21.pdf

The hope is that by focusing on wellness, we can both help residents during these difficult years and allow them to become better physicians and role models for their patients now and in the future.


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Physical Health

Workouts relieve stress and produce the endorphins that trigger positive feelings in the brain. Regular exercise can increase your confidence, improve your mood, help you relax and alleviate symptoms of mild depression and anxiety. It can also improve your sleep, which most residents don’t get enough of.

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Nutritional Health

In a community besieged by obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease, the goal of our team of nutritionists and chefs in the Teaching Kitchen is to demonstrate the clear link between food and health by teaching people how to cook in a healthy and tasty way. After all, you are what you eat.

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Emotional Health

Dealing with the challenges of working long hours with difficult and very sick patients can take its toll unless you have the appropriate emotional support.

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Spiritual Health

“Spirituality is a dynamic and intrinsic aspect of humanity through which persons seek ultimate meaning, purpose, and transcendence, and experience relationship to self, family, others, community, society, nature, and the significant or sacred...

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Financial Health

Many residents leave medical school with concerns about their current and future financial well-being. This may include making decisions on school debt to more long-term goals. The residency wellness program looks to provide strategies for student loans, spending, investments and savings.

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SBH Resident Wellness Calendar

Event Calendar for wellness events, seminars and training.

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