To Make a Merger or Acquisition Work, Put Yourself in the Other Party’s Shoes As more and more solo practitioners and independent practices choose to join healthcare organizations and as organizations themselves merge, some struggle is inevitable. After all, two different cultures are coming into contact and sometimes these [...]
Last week, I had the pleasure of representing VITAL WorkLife at two events focused on well being in the workplace.
Mindfulness in Medicine In our 2015 Physician Stress and Burnout Survey Report, 46 percent of physicians reported severe stress and/or burnout. In a rapidly changing healthcare market, physician stress and burnout is likely going to increase. Stress and burnout leads to many concerns and issues for the physician—as well as [...]
Whole Life Challenge and Well Being From January 20 – March 2, 13 VITAL WorkLife employees participated in the Whole Life Challenge, which focuses on seven daily habits to improve our health and well being: nutrition, exercise, mobility, sleep, hydration, well being and reflection. For six weeks participants followed [...]
You became a physician because you wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. You care deeply about others and help your patients improve their health and well being. National Doctor’s Day is on March 30th – so on this day, it means we are celebrating YOU. National Doctor’s Day was established to recognize physicians, [...]
You want the physicians in your organization to be healthy, engaged, productive and happy to be working where they are. But a host of factors—including the demands of new technology, increasing patient loads, changing models of compensation and time pressure—are fueling an epidemic of physician burnout. Some studies suggest [...]
Mental Health in the Workplace Lately I’ve been reading a variety of studies and articles on the effects of mental health in the workplace and how it leads to employee absenteeism, and more importantly, employee presenteeism. According to the World Health Organization, there can be as many as 27 lost work days per year for [...]
Gratitude is defined as the state of being grateful: thankfulness. It is the feeling or showing of appreciation and kindness. Sincere expressions of gratitude take little time, cost nothing and can go a long way in creating a positive environment at home and in the workplace.
Physician leaders play an important role in building a culture of well being in their healthcare organization. Caring, effective leadership is essential for addressing physician and advanced practitioner stress and burnout. Leadership conversations and setting a positive example of well being can dramatically impact a [...]