March 2, 2021
Center Offers a Wealth of Resources to Address Provider Burnout
By Susan D. Kopynec, PA-C Emeritus, DFAAPA
May 28, 2020
The ever-changing landscape of healthcare is creating a highly complex and demanding work environment for medical professionals. The resulting high burnout rates among providers have created a crisis that must be acknowledged and addressed.
In response to this growing epidemic of healthcare provider burnout, in 2016 FirstHealth of the Carolinas, in Pinehurst, North Carolina, established its Center for Provider Wellbeing (CPW) as an innovative and comprehensive benefit for FirstHealth providers and their families. The Center promotes well-being, and helps to prevent burnout, increase resilience, restore health, and foster intentional engagement.
The mission of the Center is to serve providers and their families by offering any needed professional or personal support through group-based or individually customized programs and services related to the five facets of well-being. The “Father of Positive Psychology,” Dr. Martin Seligman, from the University of Pennsylvania, has extensively researched well-being and developed the PERMA model which includes Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships (nurturing), Meaning (and purpose), and Accomplishments or Achievements.
To increase commitment to well-being, CPW actively collaborates with:
The Center for Provider Wellbeing is entirely supported by the generous donations of the community to The Foundation of FirstHealth and the Reid Physician Enrichment Endowment.
Susan D. Kopynec, PA-C Emeritus, DFAAPA, is director, Center for Provider Wellbeing, The Foundation of FirstHealth, in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Contact Susan at [email protected].