News & Updates

June Well-Being Tips

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Burnout isn’t your fault but you should “own” it.
Job No. 1: Find a hobby.
Mindfulness in 45-minute sessions. 

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Joseph Patruno, MD, invited to join national Collaborative for Health and Renewal in Medicine (CHARM)

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By championing wellness programs within our own institutions and collaborating with others across the country to identify and spread best practices, we hope to make effective wellness initiatives more widely available.

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Rory Marraccini, MD named Co-Director of Physicians-for-Physicians Mentor-Based Well-Being Program

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This program is a peer-support program that assists clinicians who are experiencing stresses. It is believed that colleagues who have “been there” can best relate to situations and concerns encountered in the workplace by their peers.

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May Well-Being Tips

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What’s the physician’s secret weapon for combatting stress?
AMA’s Steps Forward webinar series
Are you spending some time in green spaces?
Meditation can clear the mind and reset your body.
LVHN offers a full range of audio guided meditations

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April Well-Being Tips

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Thou shalt not expect someone else to reduce your stress is one of the wise “Ten Commandments of Physician Wellness.”
Live webcams like those from the Aquarium of the Pacific
Merritt Hawkins highlights the benefits of programs

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March Well-Being Tips

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Essential Work/Life Balance Resources
Music to Calm the Mind and Soul
Five steps that can help rid your routine of “the stupid stuff.”

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Dr. Nina Taggart Elected to Board of Directors of NAACOS

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Nina Taggart, MA, MD, MBA, FAAO, Sr Medical Director of Accountable Care at Valley Preferred, has been elected to the National Association of ACOs 2021 Board of Directors. Dr. Taggart’s has in depth experience with the ACO at LVHN, which promotes value-based reimbursement.

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Synchronous prescription renewal can save time

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Bundle the prescription renewal process and synchronize prescription timing with patients during their annual visit. Call local pharmacies and ask what their preferred process is to start synchronous renewal for patients with existing prescriptions.

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February Well-Being Tips

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Wear good shoes and other valuable advice
The Power of Listening
Synchronous prescription renewal can save time
Staying positive with a bit of dancing
Did you set New Year’s resolutions? How is that going?
Resiliency is key to fighting burnout

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Resiliency is key to fighting burnout

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Practical activities like self-reflection, mindfulness, and documenting patient victories can cultivate a healthier mindset. Take advantage of counseling or stress management coaching offered by your organization to develop a formalized self-care plan.

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