YOU are the best.

The Coalition for Physician Well-Being’s origins date back to 2010, when four people sat around a small table to consider the emerging evidence for physician burnout and the opportunity to contribute substantive remedies focusing on resilience, meaning, and purpose. Malcolm Herring, Dianne McCallister, Doug Wysockey-Johnson, and I met with a volunteer facilitator to guide our discussion and prod us to think creatively.

We had no budget, no mandate, no bright path to follow – but we believed that people of good will, sound judgment, sturdy wisdom, and charitable hearts would join us in this endeavor. And that has turned out to be true. Soon, Bryan Yanofchick, of the Catholic Health Association at that time, joined our little group. We chose a name, developed a mission statement, and formed an organization led by our small, but committed board. Over the ensuing decade and a half, the Coalition has benefitted from the counsel and expertise of several board members who have generously served and contributed to our success and growth.

We formed committees to address membership, marketing, research and development, programming and creating resources. As a result of their energy, efforts, enthusiasm, and contribution of time and effort, the Coalition has grown to represent nearly 400 members and dozens of organizations. Three books have been published and the Medicus Integra© consultation and award program has benefitted a growing number of hospitals, systems, and medical groups. We’ve created webinars, podcasts, research studies, and an annual conference that brings together 200 attendees to join in this work.

This could not have happened without the gracious contributions of time and energy from each of you – Coalition volunteers and patrons. Your investment in the wellbeing of our physicians and advanced practice providers is needed today more than ever. Our hearts are full, and words are inadequate to express not only our appreciation – especially those of our physicians and APPs – for your generosity, kindness, thoughtfulness, and guidance.

Ted Hamilton, MD
Chairman and Senior Advisor

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