SUMMIT SESSIONS

Michael Dandorph and Cathy Jacobson

Caring for Caregivers and a Strategic Commitment to Wellbeing

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What You'll Learn

  • See how two large health systems are prioritizing clinician well-being and combating burnout, and how they're dealing with the stressors on hospitals in a rapidly changing field of medicine

  • Hear advice for leaders looking to implement successful mindfulness programs on a systemic level, and what organizations can do to create environments that are less likely to lead to clinician burnout

  • Understand the importance of full buy-in and support from system leadership to deal with and implement lasting change

About Michael Dandorph

Michael J. Dandorph is president of Rush University System for Health and president of Rush University Medical Center. As president of Rush University System for Health, Dandorph serves as the senior-most leader responsible for the integrated operations and strategies of the system’s hospitals and clinical practices, as well as the system’s continued growth and future direction. Prior to joining Rush, Dandorph served for 18 years with the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia. Dandorph has served on a number of community and for-profit boards, and he speaks frequently at conferences and universities on a variety of topics related to strategy, leadership development, operations and the fiscal management of health systems.

About Cathy Jacobson

Catherine Jacobson serves as president and CEO of Froedtert Health, a regional health care system based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Prior to joining Froedtert Health, Jacobson spent 22 years at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago in various leadership roles. She is also a past chair of the board of the Wisconsin Hospital Association and is currently serving on the board. Jacobson’s recognitions include Distinguished Executive of the Year from the Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame in 2018. She was recognized as a Women of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2013 and received an honorable mention as Executive of the Year in 2014 and runner up in 2016. Jacobson received an honorary degree of Doctor of Healthcare Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2015 and was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review 2014 Health Care Leaders Award and one of Becker’s 24 Leading Women to Know in Healthcare. She is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Institute.

About Rheanna Hoffmann, RN, BSN, MA-Cert

Rheanna Hoffmann, RN, BSN, MA-Cert, is a nurse, coach, and meditation guide. She is the Founder of The Whole Practitioner, a coaching business designed to help medical practitioners access and transmute their underlying causes of stress. As a nurse, she has worked in emergency, hospice, and Indigenous medicine, and on death row. She is trained in somatic and wilderness therapy, and is a certified auricular acupuncture specialist. She aspires to create environments where medical practitioners and students discover how their personality, values, and hidden gifts can align with their work. She is trained as a Nurse Coach through The Nurse Coach Collective. To learn more about Rheanna's work, the evidenced-based signs and symptoms of moral injury and burnout, and the guided questions to establish your next steps, click here.

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  1. Edith May 29, 2019 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Greetings to All!

    I have listened to each of the presentations during the complete summit. The information is visionary and powerful. The presentations are well orchestrated and executed. I am a former Medical Corps Service Officer with the U.S. Air Force. I worked with healthcare providers who served in an Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. As Reservists, many of the Nurses and Medics worked in hospitals e.g., ERs, and of course many deployed overseas. Their work was and is God’s work, with the hearts of Angels. I have retired from the Air Force but remain with close ties to my medical colleagues, now friends. The bond is deep; life-long. Recently, I certified to teach yoga and embarking on additional certification to learn trauma and adaptive techniques and methods for service members, through Warriors at Ease, a veteran non-profit. There is a place in the VA, and the military service community, for the information contained in this summit! Thank-you!

  2. MMB May 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    This summit has truly been enlightening about the future of healthcare and well worth the time to listen to over the past several days. Thank you!

  3. Chris Sanders May 28, 2019 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Some really great conversations here around the importance of authenticity, as well as being open and transparent for building trust and combatting stigma around burnout. Building mindful organisations comes through here – the value in asking ‘what is your organisation going to pay attention to?’ Inspiring stuff.

  4. Ellen Ingraham May 27, 2019 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    This summit is extremely inspiring, I’m watching this as a patient and caregiver and it helps me to understand what practitioners are facing and how I might have more compassion as I seek medical help. I’m also embarking on a care giving experience and I’ve learned some techniques I can use to keep myself as effective and motivated as possible. This also gives me hope that the medical industry will evolve for the better as more people engage with mindfulness and compassion.

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