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From Surviving to Thriving: Register for the 5th Annual Johns Hopkins Medical Staff Leadership Retreat

From Surviving to Thriving: Register for the 5th Annual Johns Hopkins Medical Staff Leadership Retreat

Date: 02/01/2017

A provider on the road to burnout or already there knows an uncomfortable fact: The quality and safety of patient care can suffer when the provider’s well-being is compromised. This relationship was confirmed in a meta-analysis recently published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Symptoms of burnout include a loss of enthusiasm for and engagement in work, cynicism about that work, and a low sense of accomplishment. A 2014 study found that more than 50 percent of physicians reported at least one of those symptoms.

Moving through burnout to reclaim one’s joy in medicine is the focus of the fifth annual Johns Hopkins Medical Staff Leadership Retreat, to be held April 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Its theme is “Health Care Provider Resilience: Moving from Surviving to Thriving” and is designed for physicians, administrative leaders, advanced care practitioners, nurse leaders and other members of patient care teams.

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Paul Rothman, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, will deliver opening remarks. He will be followed by Peter Pronovost, director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, speaking on connecting mindfulness, resilience and well-being to patient quality and safety.

Organized and led by Diane Colgan, chief of medical staff at Suburban Hospital, the retreat will feature several physician speakers sharing their strategies for reconnecting with what drew them to medicine. They are:

  • Corey Martin
    Director of Medical Affairs for Buffalo Hospital/Allina Health
    “Growing in Gratitude”

    Corey Martin leads Allina Health’s approach to addressing burnout in caregivers. He is one of the creators of the award-winning Bounce Back Project, which promotes resilience in community and health care settings. A practicing family physician, Martin is a recovering perfectionist and an aspiring “good enough-ist.”
  • David Romans
    Medical Director and Chair of the Emergency Department for Mercy Hospital/Allina Health

    “Wellness: How to Get Buy-In”
    As a clinician and leader, David Romans prioritizes equally the patient experience and clinician wellness. Romans helps fellow clinicians discover that a commitment to the practice of mindfulness will restore joy and compassion to the everyday challenges of medicine and elevate the quality and experience of medicine for all patients.
  • Eric Dinenberg
    President and Chief Medical Officer for XPedition Health
    “Bounce-Back Mindfulness”

    Dedicated to preventive health, Eric Dinenberg designed and implemented a mindfulness-based resiliency program for health care providers at San Mateo Medical Center. Dinenberg has published articles in industry journals in the field of health protection and health promotion, and is also the author of Mindfulness and Peak Performance: Touch the Ground, Touch the Sky.

Also speaking will be Rolf Benirschke, former placekicker for the San Diego Chargers and chief patient officer for Legacy Health Strategies, which creates patient support programs for health systems and for medical device and pharmaceutical companies. During his second season in the NFL, he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and created Great Comebacks, an ostomy patient support program. He will share his perspectives on the patient experience.

William Baumgartner, vice dean for clinical affairs for the school of medicine and senior vice president for the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians, will deliver closing remarks.