Child care for frontline healthcare workers is more than a perk—it’s essential.
Adventist HealthCare is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization committed to improving the health and well-being of people and communities through a ministry of physical, mental, and spiritual healing. Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Adventist HealthCare offers comprehensive health services ranging from acute care and rehabilitation to mental health, urgent care, and home health.
About a year ago, my entire professional career changed. My supervisor came to me and said, ‘Nicole, we need a clinic.’ And I think I laughed a little bit. He said, ’You have two weeks.’ And then I realized he was serious. My entire role went from being very consistent to something that was completely variable. It was really just a race to beat COVID. And the finish lines continued to pop up. How do we take care of the primary needs that an employee has that allows them to come to work bedside, and to provide care to patients in our community?- Nicole D’Uva, AVP of Employee Health & LifeWork Strategies
Together, they crafted a custom platform of child care benefits that provide a generous Tuition Benefit with a tiered approach to savings, ranging from 20–80% based on employees’ salaries, as well as Back-Up Care and Dedicated Space for immediate assistance. KinderCare also reopened surrounding community learning centers to the Adventist HealthCare team during the height of the pandemic.
Nicole ensured that her team was supported during this strenuous and stressful time, fostering a culture built around wellness that benefits all.