A Data-Driven
Approach to Burnout

In the post-COVID environment, every hospital and healthcare system is struggling with the impacts of stress and operational intensity on frontline teams.Just like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in military populations, burnout in healthcare is a psycholgical and physiological phenomenon. Yet, not a single hospital in the US is measuring the psychology and physiology of clinicians.

So at Arena Labs, we are. And we’re empowering our healthcare partners with those insights so that they can “Operationalize Physiology” to better manage their most important asset: their teams.

The Challenge
of Modern Medicine

Historically, the world of healthcare has been focused on the macroeconomics of hospital operations and systems– patient volume, efficiency, revenue, and turnover. While important, these macroeconomics overlook one of the most critical assets of healthcare: the human system. The individual clinician, the most micro-unit of the medical landscape, is the fundamental building block of our healthcare system.

Clinicians are enduring increased pressure, stress, and burnout– without training or support that focuses on cultivating the human-focused skills needed to adapt and combat these challenges. As a result, the industry is now bracing for unprecedented clinician turnover rates over the next 3-5 years, which could have a devastating impact on healthcare globally.

The Solution
for Modern Medicine

At Arena Labs, we’re committed to prioritizing the needs of the individual clinician and cultivating human-centered skills, like self-awareness, stress adaptation, and recovery, to shift the narrative from clinician endurance to clinician performance.

Our mission is not to “fix” clinicians; but rather, to give them the tools, training, and data to gain agency over their own performance under high stress and high pressure, so they can flourish both inside and outside the hospital.

Over time, our individualized focus on the microunit becomes a more powerful approach to change the culture and processes of hospital operations at the macro level– driving the pursuit of better patient care through the lens of human performance and pioneering an entirely new concept in healthcare: High Performance Medicine®.

Hear From Our Clinicians

  • “I’ve been in super stressful situations at work where I’ve deployed the breathing tools I learned in Strive and it quickly calms me down and allows me to focus and improve my performance. Overall, I think it is really fantastic."

    Holly Gonzales, MD
    Cardiology Attending
  • "By practicing through the use of Arena Strive tools and techniques when we are not physically or emotionally stressed these become the new way of responding to ourselves and slowly replace the old behaviors."

    Krystle Walaski, RN
    ECMO Coordinator
  • “My expectation going into Strive was I wanted some better ways to cope with stress and I wanted to do an internal exploration of whether I wanted to stay in healthcare. Now I am aware that there is a lot of science and research and how to deal with stress. Instead of feeling like the only option I had was to react, I learned I can affect how I respond, to take an active approach. It’s been very very very helpful. My husband wants to say thank you that I am re-dedicated to my current role as an NP. It’s made a big difference.”

    Darla Deese, NP
    Advanced Practice Provider
  • “Thinking about taking a break from medicine was really scary, but I knew I was feeling burnt out… I thought performance was about controlling all the factors. Now it’s turned into a more introspective ‘what can I do to sustain the chaos that is going on around me and have agency over how [I] want to be and who [I] want to be.”

    Lilly Zenor, PA-C
    Critical Care PA
  • “My most utilized tools inside and outside the hospital are the diaphragmatic breath and physiologic sigh. It’s a fantastic way to trigger the parasympathetic nervous system, so I can stabilize myself while I’m operating, when I’m encountering a difficult issue, and also to decompress after a long day.”

    Dr. Natalie Krane, MD
    Head & Neck Surgeon
    Oregon Health and Science University

What We Have Found With Our Data

37% Feel Less Physically Exhausted

Recharging effectively after a long day or long week is critical to your team showing up at their best.

42% Feel Happier at Work

A more recharged mind is a happier mind. Strive’s tools are able to change your team’s perception on a daily basis.

37% Feel More Connected with Their Patients

A team taking care of themselves is much more effective at taking care of your patients. Everyone wins.