TriHealth Executive Shares her No. 1 Piece of Advice for Achieving Work-Life Balance
The digital age has made it more difficult to maintain a satisfying work-life balance. It’s easy to bring work home – and that’s why Stephanie Newman, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President at Bethesda North Hospital, encourages her nurses to do one thing: disconnect.
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“I’m lucky that in this role, there are things I can leave and come back to,” Stephanie says. “Every day, or over the weekend, I can take the time to think about what it is I need to do.” She realizes, however, that her nurses don’t always have the opportunity to do that during their shift. “But, when they aren’t working, I encourage them to be totally disconnected from their work here,” she adds.
Stephanie’s mentality is one reason TriHealth has been named one of the Top Companies for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) for the seventh consecutive year. (Additionally, this is the second year in a row TriHealth finished No. 1 among non-profit applicants in the country.)
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She also says part of her role is making the lives and jobs of her staff easier. This way, they can better care for patients. “There are times when I know it gets rough, and nurses get sick, patients get sick. We can’t control some of that, but I think they have balanced their lives, such that they can take off and feel good about it.” she points out.
As a wife, and mother of a 12-year-old boy, Stephanie prefers to spend free time with her family.
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Last Updated: March 05, 2015