July 2020

In This Issue...

  1. July Live Virtual CME Conference
  2. July 24th Webinar
  3. Featured New Member
  4. Links Related to Racism and Physician Well-being
  5. A Case Study for a Wellness Program in a Pandemic 
  6. Member Discounts Site

Coalition Live Virtual CME Physician Well-Being Conference

The Coalition for Physician Well-Being is committed to help combat physician burnout and enhance physician well-being. Our mission is to promote meaning, purpose and joy in the practice of medicine. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we want to provide support and resources to help clinicians and healthcare systems through a live virtual conference. The conference will address current challenges and supply resiliency tools to aid in combating stress and fatigue.

Audience: Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Healthcare teams, Healthcare Administrators & Executives, Physician leaders, Medical Staff leaders, Psychologists, Counselors, Coaches, Chaplains and all Wellbeing Program Administrators.

Refer a friend and be entered to win a $500 Amazon Gift Card! (See website for more details.)

Register Now: 2020 Live Virtual Conference

July 24th Webinar - Clinician Well-being in the Face of Covid-19 

Presenter: Darrell G. Kirch, MD, President Emeritus, Association of American Medical Colleges 

In recent years there has been growing awareness of various forms of distress, ranging from burnout to mental disorders to suicidality, among clinicians. Nevertheless, there continues to be broad misunderstanding of the dynamics underlying these problems, and even less agreement on approaches to improving clinician well-being. The demands upon clinicians created by Covid-19 have exacerbated clinician distress. The webinar will focus on improving understanding of these problems, with special attention to national initiatives and a systems approach to improving well-being.  

Register to attend: July 24th Coalition Webinar

 Featured New Member

Steven J. Sartori, MD, ACC
Dr. Steve Sartori is Director of The Center for Well-being at CMDA (cmda.org/wellbeing). He is a certified physician coach, who helps doctors and other healthcare professionals align with God, optimize well-being and maximize influence. A graduate of The Medical College of Wisconsin, he has been CEO of a private group practice, chief of staff at two hospitals, faculty member for a family medicine residency program, and chief medical officer for a faith-based community health center. He has served CMDA as a board member and treasurer, and has participated in mission trips to Jamaica, Thailand, Romania, Kenya, and Eswatini. He is married, with two adult children and two grandsons, and enjoys traveling and sports. An avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, he can sometimes be seen wearing a cheesehead.

Links Related to Racism and Physician Well-being

A number of interesting articles in BMJ's special issue on racism in medicine 


Research article: association of racial bias with burnout among resident physicians

Three physicians describe their challenges dealing with racism

Given the current racial tensions, an employee gives his experience dealing with well-meaning colleagues  fortune.com

 A Case Study for a Wellness Program in a Pandemic

The authors describe a framework developed at Rush University Medical Center that promotes staff well-being during Covid-19 and with generalizability to other similar healthcare crises.

Creating Wellness in a Pandemic

Member Discounts Site

Reminder to take advantage of the member discounts highlighted below. To gain access members must login to the member site. Instructions on acquiring discounts are outlined in the site. The following promotional discounts are available:


  20% book discount - Fallible: A Memoir of a Young Physician's Struggle with Mental Illness by Kyle Bradford Jones. Offer valid through the end of July 2020.


  20% book discount - Transforming the Heart of Practice, contributions from over 20 authors. Offer valid through August 12, 2020. 


10% consultation discount - Providing excellent, multi-point consultation with hospitals, clinics and practices that seek to foster spirituality and mission alignment in their medical staff.


Coalition members receive special pricing based on their need and budget constraints from now through the end of next year's Coalition conference in Denver on July 30, 2021.

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Message from the Editor

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2. Recently published research that you found interesting
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Michael E. Brown MD, MS, MHCM, CHCIO
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Newsletter Editor

 Coalition for Physician Well-Being