April 25, 2018

Ronald A. Paulus, MD, Co-Founds Taskforce to Address Burnout among Medical Professionals

With physician and nurse burnout on the rise and the medical workforce declining, hospitals nationwide must act quickly to reverse this alarming trend by restoring joy to the medical profession. Mission Health is proud to be a national leader in the movement to address burnout.

Mission Health’s President and CEO, Ronald A. Paulus, MD, co-founded The National Taskforce for Humanity in Healthcare (NTH) along with Bridget Duffy, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Vocera Communications, Inc., and William Maples, MD, President and CEO of The Institute for Healthcare Excellence. Comprised of doctors, nurses, extended care team members, healthcare leaders, and cross-industry allies, the NTH seeks to advance an agenda that supports resilience, well-being, and joy in practice among healthcare professionals with the goal of helping them achieve their highest healing potential.

The NTH recently released its Business Case for Humanity in Healthcare at Vocera’s Chief Experience Officer (CXO) Roundtable on April 24-25, 2018 in San Francisco. In it, the NTH outlines three imperatives:

  1. To change the dialog around burnout;
  2. Create and adopt a metric for humanity; and
  3. Design a blueprint for change.
To read the Business Case for Humanity in Healthcare, please click here. To read Mission Health’s press release, please click here.