The American Medical Affiliation (AMA) acknowledged Dignity Well being Mercy Medical Group as one in all 44 well being care organizations to obtain the 2021 Pleasure in Medication™ Well being System Recognition Program award. This distinction acknowledges Dignity Well being Mercy Medical Group with a demonstrated dedication to preserving the well-being of well being care workforce members by partaking in confirmed efforts to fight work-related stress and burnout.
“We’re nonetheless in the course of some of the troublesome instances we’ve ever confronted in well being care. These challenges have highlighted the necessity to improve well-being assets and techniques for our physicians and superior follow suppliers,” stated Peter Valenzuela, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer with Dignity Well being Mercy Medical Group. “We’re honored to be acknowledged among the many greatest within the nation, for our dedication to prioritizing the well-being of our clinicians. We are going to proceed to empower and propel our caregivers, to allow them to proceed to enhance the lives of our sufferers and the communities we serve.”
A nationwide examine analyzing the experiences of physicians and different well being care employees who labored in well being care techniques throughout the COVID-19 pandemic discovered that 38% self-reported experiencing anxiousness or despair, whereas 43% suffered from work overload and 49% had burnout.
Candidates for the Pleasure in Medication Well being System Recognition Program have been evaluated in keeping with their documented efforts to cut back work-related burnout by means of system stage drivers. Scoring standards was based mostly on demonstrated competencies in dedication, evaluation, management, effectivity of follow setting, teamwork, and assist.
Launched in 2019, the Pleasure in Medication Well being System Recognition Program is a part of the AMA’s follow transformation efforts, an formidable initiative to advance evidence-based options that fill the data hole in efficient options to the doctor burnout disaster.