Have fun, relax, during Hospital Week May 9-15

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

WVU Hospitals (WVUH) salutes its dedicated, hardworking employees with a week full of activities aimed at having fun and recharging during Hospital Week, May 9-15. Here’s a run-down of some of the festivities:

Food

As a special lunchtime treat, food trucks will be on campus each day starting at 11 a.m. They will be located next to the Cancer Institute and near the Ruby loading dock.

Daily themes

Also, Bravo! has planned a different theme for each day and employees are encouraged to participate and dress up for each one. There will be a contest for “best dressed” each day. (Note: WVU Medicine Dress and Appearance Policy should be followed.)

Learn more about the themed days and how to vote for your favorite outfit.

Discounts

Employees can enjoy discounts at Friends Gift Shop, Starbucks, Ruby Cafe, Neuro Cafe, and the WVU Pharmacies, as well as area businesses.

Learn more about the discounts.

And there’s more

Also, look for the following fun activities:

  • Blessing of the hands
    May 9-13
    12-12:30 p.m.
    Third-floor atrium
  • Photo booth
    Wednesday, May 11
    11 a.m.-11 p.m.
    Third-floor atrium
  • Therapy Thursday
    Thursday, May 12
    10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 9 p.m.-midnight
    Bruce McClymonds Conference Room B (the space will be transformed into a "relaxation room" for employees)
  • Virtual mindfulness
    Free yoga and meditation offered virtually to help employees relax and recharge
    Available throughout the week
  • “Pawfect” visitors
    Pet therapy
    Offered throughout the week at various times and locations, usually near the employee entrances and main lobby

In addition to these activities, employees will see messages of encouragement through Card My Yard and Chalk the Walk initiatives.

Weather permitting, the Chalk the Walk will be held on Monday, May 9, from 3-6 p.m. at the Heart and Vascular Institute entrance. Employees are invited to join in and show their support; chalk will be available.

There also will be special messages on the Milan Puskar Stadium scoreboard (best viewed from the top hospital floors) throughout the week.

Employees who work are off-campus or remotely are encouraged to visit the hospital at any time during the week to use discounts and take part in any of the activities.