Last month, the Allergan Foundation awarded $10,000 to NJCH in grant support to expand our Literature & Medicine program. One of our ‘grab and go’ offerings, Literature & Medicine is a reading and discussion program that helps health care professionals better connect with each other, which ultimately allows for more effective communication with and understanding of patients. For each L&M series, nurses, therapists, doctors, administrators, facilities staff, LPNs, and employees from other various departments all bring unique perspectives to the table and explore texts that result in engaging discussions that improve communication and interpersonal skills. “We’re so pleased that the Community Grant from the Allergan Foundation will allow us expand our Literature & Medicine program to more health care facility sites in New Jersey,” said Executive Director Briann Greenfield. “This program helps individuals working in the health care field increase empathy and develop greater cultural awareness of their colleagues and patients.”
To learn more about the Literature & Medicine program, click here.
Pictured from left to right: Gwyn Grenrock, Executive Director of The Allergan Foundation; Jason Allen NJCH Director of Community Engagement; Karen Ling, Allergan Foundation board member and Executive VP, Human Resources; Dr. Briann Greenfield, NJCH Executive Director; and Bob Bailey, Allergan Foundation board member and Executive VP, Chief Legal Officer.