Clinician Well-Being

Kris A. Rooney, MD

Kris A. Rooney, MD, Chief Wellness Officer

An essential part of the Quadruple Aim is to support clinician well-being. Our comprehensive program encompasses personal, professional, and organizational factors that influence overall health, satisfaction, and productivity. Under the leadership of Kris Rooney, MD,  Chief Wellness Officer, and the Wellness Committee, a broad spectrum of partnerships, programs, and resources are offered.

P4P Peer Support Program

Colleagues who have “been there” can relate to situations, stressors, and concerns encountered in the workplace. For this reason, LVHN developed  P4P, a program that involves peer counseling for clinicians  p. who are experiencing stresses, especially those brought on by their professional roles. Physicians, medical students, APCs, and pharmacists can reach out to a P4P Mentor for confidential conversations and assistance.

Preferred EAP Counseling

We recognize the importance of physician and APC wellness and offer mental health support to all members at no cost. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, a personal or work-related concern, or are simply seeking emotional support and guidance, Preferred EAP’s highly trained counselors are here to help. EAP services are strictly confidential.

BeneFIT Health Coaching

A certified health coach can help you identify what you want to work on, and strategies to help you enjoy success. We take a non-prescriptive approach, meaning that you set the goals and we help you achieve them through telephonic coaching sessions. Areas we tackle include work/life balance, nutrition, physical activity, stress management, clinical health coaching for chronic illness, and more.

Well-Being Index

The Well-Being Index (WBI), developed by the Mayo Clinic, evaluates wellness in just nine questions. The anonymous data collected allows us to look specifically at cohorts on our medical staffs to better develop programs and interventions for promoting wellness and mitigating burnout. Those who participate may be eligible for an incentive.

Mindfulness Resources

Mindfulness on the Spot

Preferred EAP offers a 45-minute program for beginners that covers what mindfulness is and how it can be practiced. Led by teachers from the Center for Mindfulness.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – 8 week program

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction can help you to recognize how stress affects your life and teach you ways to manage it. Developing a non-judgmental awareness of the present moment helps you respond – rather than react – to situations and to experience a greater sense of calm and well-being. The program, currently virtual, comprises eight 2.5 hours sessions and a half-day retreat.

Growing Resilience with Mindfulness – 6 week program

This streamlined program  introduces participants to mindfulness and self-compassion, both of which have been shown to build resilience. With mindfulness, we learn to pay attention to the present moment with curiosity. Relaxation is one of the first benefits of this practice. Eventually, we come to see events as neutral and our reactions to them as within our control. Program is currently virtual and runs for nine hours total.

And more!

  • Wellness newsletter and tips archive
  • Updates on results from the Well-Being Index
  • Humanities Programming for Wellness
  • Resident and medical student well-being programs
  • Clinician focused HR well-being programs
  • Private LinkedIn group for connection and expressing ideas