Mayo Oncology Clinic, Arizona - HEART MIND PROJECT

Mayo Clinic, Arizona

Health Team Resilience Mayo Clinic, AZ

Mayo Clinic, Arizona – published research study –nurses in oncology practiced HeartMath techniques and experienced improved health and reduced stress. The results after 7 months were enviable.


Compelling Reasons for the Intervention:

  • Documented high stress levels of health care workers
  • Impact that stress has on individual health status
  • Stress-related mistakes resulting in adverse patient outcomes

Key Results

  • Oncology Staff who responded “often to always” decreased by these percentages:
    • Fatigue 85%, Anxiety 86%, Depression 100%
    • Inadequate Sleep 83%, Headaches 81%
    • Rapid Heartbeats 100%

  • Combined Results with other initiatives:
    • Turnover on the oncology unit was 13.12% pre-intervention and 9.8% at the 7-month timeframe.
    • Incremental overtime on the oncology unit dropped from 1.19 to 0.74 during the same time period.

The tools help me on the spot in crisis or in unexpected situations where I need to stay un–rattled.
RN, Oncology

Using HeartMath, I have been able to manage my stress better. Moments when I usually feel my heart rate elevate, my face flush and my nerves stand on end have now changed to moments where I feel more in control, moments where I feel I can make a clear decision and feel good about it.
RN, Oncology

Decreased frequency of migraines, decreased low back pain, decreased shoulder tension.
RN, Oncology

Staff Retention Delnor–Community Hospital

Delnor Community Hospital

The HeartMath initiative at Delnor–Community Hospital transformed their culture – in employee and patient satisfaction – to become the hospital of choice in their primary market.
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Employee Engagement Baptist Health

Baptist Health Network

Baptist Health Network implemented a Caritas HeartMath program, which integrates the Caring Science theory with HeartMath’s science and techniques and emphasizes caring-healing for practitioners and patients alike.
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