Clinician Well-Being

Joseph Patruno, MD, Chief Wellness Officer

Joseph Patruno, MD, Chief Wellness Officer

An essential part of our Quadruple Aim is to support Clinician Well-Being. Our program encompasses personal, professional, and organizational factors that influence overall well-being, satisfaction, and productivity. Under the leadership of Dr. Joseph Patruno, our Chief Wellness Officer, and the Wellness Committee, a broad spectrum of partnerships, programs, and resources are offered.

Physician-for-Physician Program

Colleagues who have “been there” can relate to situations, stressors, and concerns encountered in the workplace by their peers. For this reason, LVHN developed a Physicians-for-Physicians (P4P) Peer Support Program. The program assists clinicians who are experiencing stresses, especially those brought on by their professional roles. Physicians, medical students, APCs, and pharmacists can reach out to a P4P Peer Support Mentor for confidential conversations.

Preferred EAP Counseling

We recognize the importance of physician 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. Our 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 be successful in reaching your goals. We take a non-prescriptive approach, meaning that you set the goals and we help you achieve them.

Well-Being Index

The Well-Being Index (WBI), developed by the Mayo Clinic, evaluates wellness in just nine questions. Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Valley Preferred have the highest participation rate in the country. This data allows us to look specifically at cohorts on our medical staffs to better develop programs and interventions to promote wellness and mitigate burnout.

Mindfulness Resources

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.

Growing Resilience with Mindfulness – 4 week program

This program will introduce 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. We learn to see events as neutral and our reactions to them as within our control.

And more!

  • Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute
  • Wellness Communications and Well-Being Tips
  • Humanities Programming for Wellness
  • Resident and Medical Student Well-Being Programs
  • Clinician Focused HR Well-being Programs