With a new year comes new developments in the Children’s Physician Wellness program, including changes to the structure of the Physician Wellness Advisory Council, now comprised of four work groups that will advise on future program offerings. These work groups will represent the core dimensions of the program: physical, mental/emotional, social support and crisis management. Joseph Williams, MD and Lucky Jain, MD will continue to support the program as Physician Wellness Leads, as we continue to champion system changes.
See below for a brief description of each of the workgroups:
Physician Wellness Work Groups
Physical Well-Being: Will continue to plan challenges, advise on food offerings in the physician lounges, guide planning for the Doctor Wellness Fairs and recommend program materials and content.
Chaired by Dr. Mark Wulkan and Dr. Chinyeu Nwobu
Mental/Emotional Well-Being: Will advise on program materials and content related to this topic, help plan the Physician Wellness Conference and recommend new initiatives that support mental and emotional well-being.
Chaired by Dr. Anthony Cooley and Dr. Nicole Hames
Social Well-Being: Will support the mentor program, recommend new social initiatives and communicate to colleagues regarding those initiatives.
Chaired by Dr. Andrew Reisner and Dr. Thuy Bui
Crisis Management: Will support the You Matter program and trainings, advise on how to expand and sustain the program and communicate to colleagues regarding program initiatives.
Chaired by Dr. Kurt Heiss
We will continue our hard work and dedication to support the health and wellbeing of our physicians.
If you are interested in learning more, or are a Children’s physician and want to learn how you can help, email Kathleen Smith.