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Independence Blue Cross Foundation celebrates National Nurses Week with Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic and NeuroFlow

Kelly Herninko, Director of Nursing Operations at Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, looks at the NeuroFlow app with Lorina Marshall-Blake, President of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation

Kelly Herninko, Director of Nursing Operations at Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, looks at the NeuroFlow mobile app with Lorina Marshall-Blake, President of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation

PHILADELPHIA, PA —  During National Nurses Week (May 6-13), leadership from the Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) and NeuroFlow, a mental health software company based in Philadelphia, visited with nurses at Nazareth Hospital, a Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic hospital, to celebrate their service and dedication.

Recognizing the need for additional mental health resources, the Foundation awarded funding last September to establish the NeuroFlow pilot program at three locations within the Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic health system (THMA), including Nazareth Hospital. The program includes a suite of on-demand tools to help nurses and other frontline workers deal with the unique stresses and challenges they face, especially during the pandemic.

Nurses use the technology to log daily insights such as mood scores, journals, and sleep patterns. The nurses can view educational, evidence-based content and resources designed to give them the support they need. A NeuroFlow clinical care team remotely monitors population health trends and “urgent alerts” that are designed to preempt major mental health events.

Since implementing the NeuroFlow tools, Trinity has registered and engaged more than 300 nurses to screen for symptoms of burnout and depression. Early results showed that 29 percent of nurses are struggling with morale and mental health. By using NeuroFlow, nurses have access to clinically validated content that helps build skills to prevent and address burnout, handle stress, and improve their overall well-being.

“We are very encouraged by the early interaction with these tools and our nurses’ interest in recognizing and addressing their mental health issues,” said Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic President and CEO Jim Woodward. “Nurses are the backbone of our hospitals and we have a responsibility to do everything we can to help keep them healthy in both body and mind. “

Independence Blue Cross Foundation Team

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation is leading a future for equitable health in our communities and nation. The IBC Foundation’s grant programs and the Independence Blue Cross Foundation Institute for Health Equity are advancing three areas of impact: Access to Care, the Healthcare Workforce, and Health Equity. Since inception the IBC Foundation’s most important stakeholder – the community – has been at the center of the work. By the end of 2023, the IBC Foundation will have awarded grants totaling more than $80 million to support nonprofits and research improving the health and well-being of communities in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Learn more by visiting our website: ibxfoundation.org. Connect with the Independence Blue Cross Foundation on LinkedIn.

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