Medical Staff Update: July 2019

Premier Pulse     July 2019

My Gift to Miami Valley Hospital Doctors

By Tarek M. Sabagh, MD, MHSA, medical staff president, Miami Valley Hospital

Tarek-Sabagh_HS_350x350Dear colleagues and friends,

As president of the Miami Valley Hospital medical staff, I’ve had the honor of working with an excellent group of medical staff leadership. At all levels of leadership, from president-elect, department chairs, vice chairs, and section heads, we always think of how to improve our work environment since we spend more time in the hospital than at our homes. How can we revive the spark that led us one day to go through medical school and residency, and despite all the hardships, remain resilient and eager to even put in more hours to start our careers? What happened to our resilience as we went through years of practice, and where did that spark go? How can we reach deep down in our souls to find such wonderful traits that carried us through the hardest times in our lives – or can we? Who should we seek help from?

And here comes the gift I’m talking about. “Tending the Flame” (TTF) is a program for our well-being, designed to help us recover our resilience and keep discovering more about our abilities that many times we doubt as we go through practice.

TTF is a program offered by us, to us, paid for by us, and the beauty of it is that it is being run by us. Let me explain: TTF, which will be eligible for CME credit, is set to meet on the third Tuesday of each month in conference room 6NW, from September 2019 through May 2020. It will begin at 5 p.m. and last an hour and a half to two hours. The program will be presented by our own expert, nationally renowned in her field: Dr. Evangeline Andarsio. Registration fees are paid from our medical staff dues; however, only 20 physicians will be able to participate with an enrollment deadline of early August. This program is already being offered to medical students at Wright State University and second-year family practice residents. It was also offered to nursing staff. Being selfless by nature as physicians, we did not initially think to “splurge” and get ourselves this gift.

Apply to participate in our TTF pilot program. Find more information about RISHI programs or contact Evangeline Andarsio, MD, director of the Remen Institute for the Study of Health and Illness.

Dear friends, what I’m offering you here is truly a gift and only physicians on the medical staff at Miami Valley Hospital are privileged to have it available. Recently I heard an interesting definition of success that goes, “Success is the gift of being able to say yes when you spot an opportunity.” I wish us all success. Feel free to email me with any questions.

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