Advocate Health is honored to have dedicated teammates who not only take care of our patients, but each other. We appreciate everything that you do, and we’re proud to work alongside you. During Teammate Appreciation Week, we shined the spotlight on you. YOU deserve it!

Teammate Appreciation Week took place Saturday, Aug. 19 through Friday, Aug. 25, 2023. Teammates across the organization celebrated by posing in the virtual photo booth, sending eCards to each other, being showered with gifts, enjoying tasty treats and meals with their teammates, winning special prizes, getting some love from some furry friends or taking advantage of great discounts.

Here’s a look at some of the fun ways teammates celebrated across all the regions during the week:

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Aug. 19

Show Us Your Smile

  • Theme park anyone? Get your thrill on with discounted tickets to Carowinds (Aug. 6 -19), Six Flags (Atlanta and Illinois), Wet n’ Wild, White Water Atlanta, Noah’s Ark Waterpark, Georgia Aquarium and Great Wolf Lodge (various locations). Login to PerkSpot to take advantage for teammates: Advocate Health Care, Atrium Health, Aurora Health Care 
  • Let your creative side shine with a “Circle of Gratitude” art activity to show what you are most grateful for. What makes you smile? Watch this 20-minute recorded webinar. 
  • Take the 7-day Challenge: follow daily prompts to increase happiness, spark moments of joy and support your well-being.  This guided 7-day challenge includes a free gratitude journal template. Today, identify something or someone that made you smile. Start tracking today!

Carolina Panthers preseason tickets (for Friday, Aug. 25)

Charlotte Football Club scarf

Chicago Bears memorabilia

Chicago Cubs memorabilia

Milwaukee Brewers memorabilia

Aug. 20

Rock your Swag

  • Show your spirit! Wear your region’s swag with pride. Share on social media or Viva Engage (Yammer) using #AdvocateHealth #YouAreTheBest 
  • Make your move and relax with this recorded desk stretch session
  • Continue the 7-day Challenge: participate in a random act of kindness/pay it forward.
  • Self-Care & Adaptive Coping Practice session: YOU are the best YOU when you’re taking care of yourself. Join the live 25-minute session at 11 a.m. CT/12 p.m. EST to learn how to practice proactive self-care.

Advocate Health bottles

Chicago Bull preseason tickets

UNCC 4-pack football tickets

Aug. 21

Monday Moments

Appalachian State 4-pack football tickets

Pair of Atlanta Falcons tickets

Pair of Chicago Cubs tickets

Pair of Milwaukee Brewers tickets

Aug. 22

Tell a Story

  • Tell a teammate how they impacted you through an email, team huddle, eCard, Kudos or Viva Engage (formerly Yammer)  
  • A 3-Minute Mental Makeover: Narrative medicine techniques can help people working in health care improve relationships with self, family and patients. Join the 20-minute live class at 12 p.m. CT/1 p.m. EST to practice the 3-Minute Mental Makeover, a short storytelling technique to decrease stress in health practitioners and patients. 
  • Improve your mental well-being and tell your story through a live 30-minute art activity to create a story board for your personal or professional journey. Use photos, graphic art, magazine pictures or other objects to describe your life story at 11:30 a.m. CT/12:30 p.m. EST. Can’t attend? Watch the recording.  
  • Join a live 30-minute mindfulness activity with a focus on sharing the positive impact compassion has on yourself and others. 12:30 p.m. CT/1:30 p.m. EST. 
  • Continue 7-day Challenge: give someone a compliment. 
  • Vote for Advocate Health Has Talent’s People’s Choice Award 

AMC movie packages

Chicago Bears preseason tickets

Pair of Atlanta Hawks tickets

Charlotte Light the Knights Festival tickets (Dec.)


Aug. 23

Well-being Wednesday

  • Make sure to take care of YOU with several resources including:  
    • Integrative Whole Health Self-care Practices - Join 15 min. live call to learn integrative self-care practices to enhance your health and help you to live well. 12 p.m. CT/1 p.m. EST 
    • Get those steps in and your heart rate up. Use one of these walking routes around your facility. 
    • Recharge by finding a peaceful space near you – Atrium Health 
  • Vote for Advocate Health Has Talent’s People’s Choice Award
  • Continue 7-day Challenge: connect with nature. 
  • Show off pictures of your furry friend in our “Pause for Paws” Challenge – post on social media or Viva Engage (formerly Yammer) – Atrium Health, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. Use #AdvocateHealth #YouAreTheBest 

Wake Forest University 4-pack football tickets

Chicago Bulls memorabilia

Pair of Atlanta Braves tickets

Shamrock Shuffle 8k entries (March 2024, Chicago)


Aug. 24

Turn it Up Thursday

  • Listen to our new Advocate Health teammate-generated playlist. 
  • Power of Music– explore in this live 30-minute webinar how music effects your daily life; showing you how you can utilize music and while understanding how your brain processes music to impact each feeling and decision. 11 a.m. CT/12 p.m. EST. Cancelled due to sickness
  • Learn about the Power of Integrating Music into your self-care and mindfulness practices through active listening and the power of music on our emotions. Join this live 15-minute talk at 5 p.m. CT/6 p.m. EST. 
  • Continue 7-day Challenge: listen to a song that brings you joy. 
  • Need a boost of energy? Learn 6 ways to boost your energy every day.  
  • Vote for Advocate Health Has Talent’s People’s Choice Award

Bluetooth portable and waterproof speaker

Entry into Chicago marathon

Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval tickets (Friday, Oct. 20)


Aug. 25

Get Your "A" Game on

Advocate Health duffle bag

Carolina Panthers autographed helmet

Chicago Bulls jerseys

Cubs experience – batting practice viewing, pre-game tour with four tickets and on field photo

Brewers experience – batting practice viewing, pre-game tour with four tickets and on field photo 

Last Updated on 08/25/2023