June 11, 2015

VUMC Staff Community Pulse Survey continues

The VUMC Staff Community Pulse Survey is going on now and VUMC leaders want to hear from you. It is important for all employees to take the survey. Leaders are listening and your feedback will result in improvements, and additional opportunities for engagement like the Town Hall meetings that began last fall.

The purpose of the Town Halls was to create a forum where improved communication about the future direction of VUMC could take place. Thousands of employees attended more than three dozen town hall meetings that were held in multiple locations during the fall of 2014 and spring of 2015.

At the Town Hall meetings senior leaders met with faculty and staff to share information about the vision and direction for VUMC. At the same time, employees were invited to provide feedback, ask questions, share wins and recommend improvements.

“We’ve undertaken significant change during the past few years as health care continues to evolve. Due to the swift pace of organizational redesign, greater communication across all levels of the Medical Center is essential to our continued success,” said Marilyn Dubree, MSN, R.N., Executive Chief Nursing Officer. “Forums like the Town Halls and the Staff Community Pulse Survey are important ways to connect, listen and share our vision for the Medical Center’s future.”

Conversations with VUMC Leaders are gatherings similar to the Town Halls that are opportunities for the Medical Center’s directors and managers to engage.

“These forums are an opportunity for Medical Center supervisors, managers and directors to share successes and concerns with senior leaders and hear information that is highly relevant to their responsibilities,” said Maranatha Bigos, organizational effectiveness consultant in Human Resources. “Like the Town Halls, these conversations help guide decisions that are intended to improve workplace culture.”

The Staff Community Pulse Survey is a check-in since the last survey in November 2013, and opportunity to provide more feedback.

“We want everyone to participate. The more employees we hear from, the more representative and useful the results will be,” said Traci Nordberg, chief human resources officer.

If you were hired before May 13, you should have received an email from Carley Meyers (carleym2@avatarsolutions.com) with Avatar Solutions with the subject “It’s time to take the VUMC Staff Community Pulse Survey.” The survey contains 18 questions and takes just five minutes to complete. Visit the Community Survey Web page for more information.