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Why Belonging Matters to Staff at Northwestern Medicine

Members of the workforce have many ways to get involved at Northwestern Medicine that can help provide a sense of belonging, from employee resource groups to volunteering and beyond.

"Belonging is foundational to workplace well-being,” says Gaurava Agarwal, MD, vice president and chief wellness executive, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. “It is a necessary condition to create psychological safety and high-performance teams that provide the highest level of care that we seek to provide to our patients. It is also what our workforce often identifies as their greatest sources of joy and support: their colleagues.”

Check out this video to hear members of our workforce talk about what “belonging” at Northwestern Medicine means to them.