Skip to main content
PHYSICIAN WELL-BEING
Building a Wellness Network.
“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” - Sir Winston Churchill

Welcome to the Physician Well-being Program Page! We've dedicated programs and activities to better support the emotional, spiritual and physical health of AdventHealth physicians. You are invited to participate in our annual wellness incentive each year to not only earn a $250 reward, but to also achieve optimum health and healing.

Physician Well-being is recognized as part of the overall “Physician Experience.”  Physician Experience encompasses everything that impacts a physician practicing with the AdventHealth system. While some of our programs are only available for employed physicians, our goal is to look at the well-being of all physicians in the AdventHealth CFD network—approximately 5,000 total physicians.

Our work falls into the following categories of physician experience: health, well-being, family, and joy. In addition to available programming and resources for all employees, we have physician specific offerings. Key highlights are listed below:

  • Annual Physician Biometrics—A personalized and in-depth VIP biometric screening in partnership with the Executive Health Program at AdventHealth Celebration
  • Physician Family Fun Events—After-hours, family-friendly physician events geared towards promoting wholeness
  • Educational Programming —EHWB educational programs specifically designed with a physician's busy schedule in mind
  • Nutritional Improvement Projects—Inter-departmental collaboration to improve the quality and availability of food for physicians in physicians’ lounges
  • Culinary Medicine for Physicians—Tailoring Edible Education into standalone courses for physicians promoting nutrition, patient education, as well as cooking healthy and fresh meals 
  • Wellness Days- Organized events on campus that promote wellness, such as accupuncture and chair massages 

Future projects include: 

  • Physician Experience and Well-being Medical Director Program- Boots on the ground physician leadership, recognizing the value of time and engagement to promote experience and well-being at the campus level 
  • Burnout Survey- Following best practices to monitor burnout amongst physicians 
  • Physician Volunteer Events- Family friendly volunteer events to promote social connections while giving back to our local community in a non-medical setting 
The Why and How

Care of the “Consumer” Requires Care of the “Provider”

  • The Triple Aim (enhancing patient experience, improving population health, and reducing costs) has been widely accepted as a compass to optimize health system performance, however it did not reflect the widespread burnout physicians and other members of the health care workforce. This led to the development of the Quadruple Aim, with clinician experience becoming the fourth area of focus.

High costs are associated with not addressing physician well-being.

physician
  • Research has shown that physician burnout costs the US approximately $4.6 billion annually.
  • It is estimated that the loss and replacement of one physician can cost an organization anywhere from $250,000 to $1,200,000.

Burnout & Wellness Hierarchy for Physicians

Using the hierarchy for physician wellness, we can take a tiered approach to physician well-being:

burnout

 

How are we measuring Physician Well-being and Progress?
  • Safety Culture (SCOR) Survey: measures personal burnout and emotionally thriving and recovery
  • Physician Engagement Survey: measures physician engagement
  • Participation in Employee Health and Well-being programing
  • Measuring metrics against baseline—Health Assessment, Biometrics outcomes, and Culture of Health Survey
Additional Resources

Here are some additional resources available for Physicians and Allied Health Professionals at AdventHealth Central Florida Division:

bekindtoyourmind

 

The Center for Physician Well-Being

The Center for Physician Wellbeing offers counseling services, both in-person and virtual, to support our AdventHealth physicians, advanced practice providers, and their families. All CFD-S credentialed AdventHealth physicians and APPs are eligible for 6 free counseling sessions per year, also redeemable by family members. Click here to visit their website.

AdventHealth Physician and Advanced Practice Provider Well-being

Click here to visit the corporate website and resources available. 

Physician Support Line

This national, free and confidential support line service is made up of 600+ volunteer psychiatrists, joined together in the determined hope to provide peer support for our physician colleagues and American medical students as we all navigate the COVID-19 epidemic.

The Physician Support Line is available seven days a week, from 8 am to 12 am EST, at Call1-888-409-0141.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Simply dial 988 to reach the Lifeline. Learn more about the Lifeline and their services.

    Questions?

    If you would like to learn more about Physician Well-being programs and activities, reach out to our point of contact:

    Stephanie Brown, Stephanie.Brown@AdventHealth.com