JULY 2020 Healing Arts E-Newsletter Valued Healing Arts Champion, We hope you find our first e-newsletter as an informative resource and fun recap of our Ascension St. Vincent Hospital’s Healing Arts projects and initiatives! Moving forward, Healing Arts e-newsletters will be shared monthly.
Contact us: General Office Phone: 8-8715 Email: HealingArts@ascension.org Mailing Address: Attn: Healing Arts 2001 W 86th St. Indianapolis, IN 46260 Alyssa Goggan: 2-1069 or 8-8723 Cassandra Haines: 2-1070 or 8-7112 Heidi Fledderjohn: 2-0618 or 8-8949 Kaitlin Knapp: 2-0709 or 8-3067 Make a donation today at give.stvincent.org/healing-arts
Team Updates: It is with great respect we announce Pediatric Art Therapist, Alyssa Goggan’s last day will be July 10. Alyssa began her journey with our ministry in November 2018. Throughout her time here, Alyssa has led several hospital wide project initiatives and impacted the lives of hundreds of PMCH patients, parents, and associates. Please join me in thanking Alyssa for her dedication to our ministry and wishing her continued blessing in her next journey. New interns will be on site in the following areas: - August 2020 PMCH / NICU: Music Therapy - August 2020 Stress: Art Therapy - August 2020 VAD / Transplant: Art Therapy
How to order services for a patient: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Log into SCM Highlight pt’s name Select the clipboard icon to the left of pt’s name Search/select service(s) Submit order
Email Grams are here! Email Grams is a new associate to associate, support and appreciation project for St. Vincent Ascension Indianapolis. This is an opportunity to reach out to fellow co-workers to let them know that an associate is thinking of them with thanks, humor, virtual hug, sending some sunshine, an inside joke, moment to remember, encouragement, support through rough times, hope, and others. Our music therapist, Cassandra Haines originated this idea and added movement with the skill of our dance/movement therapist, Heidi Fledderjohn. An associate can design/request a message to send to an Ascension associate/provider of their choice. The music therapist and dance movement therapist will take that message and create a 30 second musical/moving video as an email gram and send it to the Ascension St. Vincent recipient after the video is completed. The process is simple. Staff completes a short survey that provides the information used to create each unique video. We started this project to help associates create meaningful moments and hope that this offers an outlet for staff to show support to each other in a creative way.
We’re ready to help create YOUR Email Gram!
Heartbeat Recording Project Series Music Therapist, Cassandra, is going to be starting a Heartbeat Recording Project Series for all of PMCH in late June, beginning with the Women’s Hospital! This project will reach out ONLY to staff. Cassandra will be opening up 3-minute time spots to record staff member's heartbeats and create one large heartbeat recording. Heartbeats will play out one at a time and in succession. Staff members will get to dialogue and vote about what song they would like chosen to play on top of their heartbeats to represent their whole unit’s heartbeats in unity. Schedules for recording dates and discussion dates will be sent through email. Be on the lookout for when this project comes to your unit! Updates on where this project is coming next will be sent to your email!
NEW P MCH NICU Record! Thanks to our Foundation Staff support and the Indiana Arts Committee, music therapist, Cassandra, was able to record an appropriate album of lullabies following researched protocols calling for specific tempo, key range, melodic pitches, voicing, and instrumentation to best support overall developmental growth in premature infants. This record also seeks to help transitional and normalization cares for infants being discharged for home. This album is officially complete as of July 1st, 2020 and will be implemented in session work as well as given to each baby and family for increased developmental support! Want more details? Ask Cassandra @email@example.com
Playlists for Associates Cassandra has developed multiple Spotify playlists for associates to utilize for self-care, grounding, and releasing any unwanted energy throughout their day. Whether an associate is driving in to work or going home, these playlists are there for an immediate play of tunes to brighten, pump up, soften, release tension, or spread more of a sense of calm to an associate’s day. Research supports techniques from the use of harmony to help ground and bring renewed energy to individuals. The best way to start a day may just be finding the right type of harmony to nurture your mind, body and spirit.
(2) Driving to Work
(3) Driving Home
Hope Lives Here At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, our idea of normal quickly disappeared. As we watched our communities lockdown and the idea of ‘social distancing’ was introduced, our community was being asked to physically move further apart, during a time of needing to come together. Within Ascension St. Vincent, associates were switching to working from, telehealth work, transitioning to new roles and learning how to defeat an unknown virus. Art Therapist, Alyssa was inspired by the rainbows being created by children all around the world. These symbols were being created as a way to instill hope and bring joy to those discovering them in windows, on sidewalks, and through social media. Alyssa wanted to bring this image to our community and the first rainbow was created at the Door One entrance. Working alongside PMCH School Teacher, Heather Wiselogle, rainbows were created in ‘zoom art class’ and Hospital Week - May 11-17.
Meditation for Staff During Hospital Week 2020, Heidi Fledderjohn, our Dance/movement Therapist, offered embodied meditation sessions for staff. Heidi, who has been teaching and coaching people in meditation for years and using this skill with our patients and families, offered virtual sessions open to all associates and staff. During this time of great challenge and multiple unknowns, staff enjoyed a chance to get deeply centered.
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Thank you so much for the disconnection in order to RECONNECT!! A wonderful filling of ourselves for the rest of the day...Thank you! I appreciate the time to sink inward amid a time of much pouring outward. THANK YOU! BEAUTIFULLY NOURISHING! Thank you for this time of quiet reflection and centering!
Meditation is available for staff as requested. Please contact 8-4969 to discuss how to get started. Playlist of meditative and calming music also available. Scan the QR code to listen NOW!
Leaving a Legacy This Art Therapy protocol was designed in collaboration with the COVID-19 End of Life Task Force as another way to support families experiencing complex grief. Until recently, patients under investigation or those diagnosed with COVID-19 were not permitted to have any visitors even during end of life situations. Now, two immediate family members are permitted to be at the bedside for a limited duration. The Legacy Print Protocol is completed either before or after the patient’s passing and includes a digital thumbprint that is shared with family along with outpatient bereavement and grief counseling resources put together by Supportive Care. These prints can be shared with other families who were not able to be with the patient during their passing and be kept as a lasting memory. Check out this Good Day Ascension story or listen to the ALL IN podcast for more information.
Resuming Groups As of Friday June 19, OP Art Therapy groups have returned to the Stress Center and will continue to provide group sessions for the Day School and Youth PHP every Friday. And beginning Friday July 10, IP Art Therapy groups will resume at the Women’s Hospital weekly in the Healing Arts Studio located on the High Risk Unit.
Code Lavender Collaboration with Spiritual Care A crisis intervention tool used to support any associate or provider at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital Indianapolis when a stressful event occurs in the hospital. Code Lavender support can offer a moment of reflection, renewal, and refreshment during a busy shift. Examples of when a Code Lavender may be called: when challenging situations threaten (1) unit stability, (2) personal equilibrium, and/or (3) professional functioning. Present on the unit is a Code Lavender cart with single-use non-perishable snacks, aromatherapy, art materials, scripture, meditation guides, deep breathing exercises, and resources for virtual support.
Who’s Involved in a Code Lavender? Spiritual Care Chaplain on Duty and Healing Arts.
Other ways Spiritual Care can assist you during this time: We can provide: ❖ Purposeful physical presence, ❖ Individual or team support, ❖ Debriefing and follow up, ❖ Prayer, and more
To contact, page the Chaplain on Duty: 1. Call (317) 338-3550 2. Dial pager ID#: 8840 3. Dial YOUR callback #
Submit NOW! 2020 Artful Communion: REVERENCE Share your artistic talents in the Healing Arts’ Next Edition of Artful Communion Who can submit?
About the journal:
Any Indiana Ascension St. Vincent: ❖ Associates ❖ Providers ❖ Students/Interns ❖ TouchPoint ❖ Resource Group ❖ R1 ❖ Medxcel ❖ Trimedex
Submissions are peer reviewed and published by the St. Vincent College of Health Professions. Entry examples could include: ❖ Visual art ❖ Short stories ❖ Original music or covers ❖ Movement/dance ❖ Poetry ❖ Photography ❖ Video
2020 Theme: Healing Arts is proud to announce its 2020 theme as REVERENCE, particularly at a time of national unrest and injustice. We are seeking to address the respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life and would like to highlight images, stories, and lived experiences of people of color and minority content creators.
Submit today! All associates welcome to apply, email entries to HealingArts@ascension.org