The American Medical Affiliation (AMA) acknowledged Dignity Well being Mercy Medical Group as one among 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 group members by partaking in confirmed efforts to fight work-related stress and burnout.
“We’re nonetheless in the midst of one of the tough instances we’ve ever confronted in well being care. These challenges have highlighted the necessity to improve well-being assets and programs for our physicians and superior apply 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’ll 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 research inspecting the experiences of physicians and different well being care employees who labored in well being care programs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic discovered that 38% self-reported experiencing nervousness or melancholy, 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 line with their documented efforts to cut back work-related burnout via system degree drivers. Scoring standards was based mostly on demonstrated competencies in dedication, evaluation, management, effectivity of apply atmosphere, teamwork, and help.
Launched in 2019, the Pleasure in Medication Well being System Recognition Program is a part of the AMA’s apply transformation efforts, an formidable initiative to advance evidence-based options that fill the data hole in efficient options to the doctor burnout disaster.