Caring for Each Other (CEO) Team

The Caring for Each Other (CEO) program provides real-time emotional support for individuals and groups of staff on a 24/7 basis at Duke University Hospital and the affiliated outpatient clinics. Following a distressing event, CEO staff provide individual and group support, including emotional debriefing, supportive listening, and education for second victims. They also provide consultations around specific needs, staff support rounds, caring community cards, and referrals for wellness resources, follow-up, or crisis support.

CEO is comprised of a multi-disciplinary staff of leaders, chaplains, physicians, social workers, nurses, and others, who are trained facilitators and who provide compassionate and skilled care in complex situations. We recognize that our team members are our most valuable resource and promote our collective emotional expression, personal care, healing, and resilience.

CEO is positioned within the Department of Chaplain Services and Education, in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer at Duke University Hospital.

Program Manager:
Dr. Michael E. Gross, DMin, MEd, BCC, LCMHCA
919-323-0807 (CEO Program Mobile)

For immediate (24/7) CEO support, page 919-206-9785
National Suicide Prevention Life Line: 1-800-273-8255