The last couple of years presented challenges for everyone, spotlighting strengths and teaching us valuable lessons about personal and professional growth. At ApolloMD, we focus on building support systems to enhance the wellness, safety, and research opportunities for our clinicians as well as for all those in the industry. In alignment with that focus, we expanded our outreach efforts by donating funds to nonprofits championing these areas — Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation, the Emergency Medicine Foundation, and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation –mirroring our vision statement: “Healthy Clinicians. Healthy Patients. Healthy Communities.”...CONTINUE READING
The risks for burnout, exhaustion, and stress have always been high for health care professionals, but the additional challenges presented by the pandemic both exposed and exacerbated the inherent problems. Through a partnership with WHOOP, individuals receive personalized data at their fingertips. Our hope is to empower clinicians to monitor and optimize health with clinical-grade accuracy, while providing a baseline from which to note actionable changes....CONTINUE READING
This past fall, ApolloMD campaigned to raise awareness and donations for Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation, supporting its mission to reduce burnout in the health care industry and advocate for more accessible mental health services for health care professionals. Their mandate aligns directly with our own company-wide wellness initiatives and our corporate vision statement: “Healthy Clinicians. Healthy Patients. Healthy Communities.”...CONTINUE READING
Dr. Michael Lipscomb, ApolloMD Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer, has practiced emergency medicine for almost 25 years and possesses extensive experience in optimizing both department flow and patient satisfaction.
After noticing the impact of stress on his career, Dr. Lipscomb developed a renewed focus on cultivating personal and professional wellness among health care professionals.
Busy days and long shifts in the emergency department (ED) not only present challenges from a clinical perspective but also from a personal standpoint for some clinicians. Finding time for a quick, healthy meal during each shift is difficult and can be potentially detrimental....CONTINUE READING
It’s 4:00 a.m. Your eyes are heavy. The lights in the emergency department (ED) are overly bright and it’s really cold. Physicians, APCs and nurses shuffle up and down the hall, everyone moving as quickly as possible. Monitors beep from all around the department. Just as soon as one stops, another monitor starts. Team members are in one patient room then out. Now, on to the next....CONTINUE READING