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In this episode of Cloud 9 Online’s MediMindful Moment Podcast, co-hosts Judith Dreyer, Jeff Nelder, and Henry Edinger interview Dr. Reginald Eadie, MD, MBA, President and CEO of Trinity Health of New England. Dr. Eadie talks about the 61 Day Challenge and how significant a community can be.

Episode Highlights:

  • Judith introduces Dr. Reginald Eadie. (00:40)
  • Reginald mentions that he’s an emergency medicine physician and he’s the founder of the 61 Day Challenge. (1:07)
  • Jeff proceeds with the mindful moment exercise. (3:13)
  • Reginald shares that the purpose of the 61 Day Challenge is to identify the necessities within the community, and they have a different theme every year that they must consider the mind, the body, and the spirit. (7:16)
  • Henry mentions that it’s significant to take time for your own mental well-being. (10:16)
  • Reginald shares that whenever two or three of them gather, they start their meeting or conversation with a reflection. (11:20)
  • Reginald mentions that Trinity Health of New England is a Catholic healthcare system, and reciting scripture versus taking time to be in the moment, are two different actions. (12:02)
  • Reginald shares that the 61 Day Challenge is held every year, starting November 1 through December 31. (19:48)
  • Reginald mentions that they have seen an increase in behavioral health issues within the community. (22:00)
  • Reginald shares that this year, they’re going to address the most significant aspect of the pandemic. (23:28)
  • Henry shares the idea that Reginald’s team and the Cloud 9 team came up with a new feature that will be available on the app called, Counting Mindful Minutes. (23:49)
  • Reginald shares that from a colleague’s perspective, they’re doing it as a region and they will become a much stronger organization. Therefore, they’re more equipped to handle the community and its needs, as they interact with Trinity Health of New England. (27:00)

Key Quotes:

  • “We’ve learned a lot from our experiences through the pandemic and we are grateful that we were able to establish a relationship with you guys and the work that you do.” – Dr. Reginald Eadie
  • “I think I’m blessed to have men or women who do a great job in putting together, and this year’s partnership with you guys is evident that we need to look in the rearview mirror, and try to control the post-pandemic impact that it will have on our minds, our bodies, and our spirits.” – Dr. Reginald Eadie
  • “So just this interaction, just the time we will take regardless, of the number of minutes to sort of reset and become present at the moment, has the same impact with the food that you eat because of the hormones, foods, and things in that nature.” – Dr. Reginald Eadie
  • “I think negotiating with the kids is very favorable because it gives them the ability to participate in the decision, they have ownership, it builds responsibility, and instills accountability.” – Dr. Reginald Eadie
  • “What we’ve gone through from a pandemic perspective and what we will likely go through again, for the remainder of this calendar year. We can’t go through this alone, and we have to have a partnership as you indicate, we’ve got to be the change you want to see.” – Dr. Reginald Eadie

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