PracticeLink Magazine

Winter 2019

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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PracticeLink.com W INTER 2019 67 the Q uality of life issue For more information, contact Holly Lestage, Provider Recruitment Manager 508-973-2765 lestageh@southcoast.org More than medicine. Southcoast Health is one of the largest and fastest growing health systems in New England. Since its inception in 1996, Southcoast has become a sought-after destination for health care professionals. As a thriving part of the New England medical community, Southcoast Health offers practice excellence in an environment you want to call home. Southcoast Health is backboned by the Southcoast Physicians Group which has grown to 400+ providers, and we're still growing. This integrated multi-specialty group spans our three hospitals in Southeastern Massachusetts and extends into parts of Rhode Island. We strive to recognize each community's identity while sharing one mission: To care for and improve the health and to promote the wellness of the individuals and communities we serve. We currently have openings in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, GI, Dermatology, Endocrinology, ID, Neurology, Rheumatology, Hospitalist, OB/GYN, ENT, and Thoracic Surgery. problems in the health care system and outside the physician's control most of the time," he says. "We need to fix the system's problems instead of addressing only the resiliency and coping skills of individual doctors." F ra nc is a g rees. " Physic i a n wellness isn't only about individual and personal efforts, but about change on a broader level." She suggests that institutional support and a change in our medical culture would go a long way to support physician wellness. The path ahead Now, medical education institutions are addressing burnout head-on. A nd there appears to be more help for physicians in the throes of burnout. "Cultural and environmental changes are necessary to combat physician burnout," says David A. Rothenberger, M.D., who advises on physician burnout at the University of Minnesota. "At our institution, we have a multi-year, major commitment from the top of the organization to devote time, talent and treasure to take on this problem." Rothenberger is also helping to build a coalition of those who want to address the issue of physician burnout. Currently, close to 80 individuals belong to the coalition, including academic and clinical leaders and staff. T hou g h prog re ss i s b ei n g made, Rothenberger says it will take a decade or two to fully address the issue. " A c h i e v i n g t h e n e e d e d transformation of the workplace culture to overcome the current physician burnout epidemic will take many years, and sustaining physician wellbeing is dependent on continuous effort to meet the future needs of physicians and other health care professionals," he says. Win! Find your next practice— and enter to win a $500 gift card— at PracticeLink.com/Win.

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