Proactively Addressing Burnout by Investing in Clinician Wellbeing

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Clinician burnout was a public health crisis prior to COVID-19. At the end of 2021, 61% of physicians and advance practice providers reported at least one symptom of burnout according to AMA survey findings. Rising levels of burnout impact rates of stress inefficient work flows, intention to leave practice or the profession, and a worsening of an already concerning physician shortage. Proactive and innovative organizations can address these challenges through awareness and action.

As a leader in rural healthcare, Sanford Health is heavily invested in the wellbeing of its clinicians.

The Sanford Health Clinician Experience team is focused on assisting its clinicians in delivering exemplary care to patients from the start of their journey to the time they retire from Sanford. The Sanford Health strategy encompasses a robust foundation of support, including resources designed to intentionally invest in their clinicians practice experience & their professional wellbeing.

Key Takeaways:
  • Why is it important to recognize clinician burnout and proactively address it?
  • What are key pillars of a comprehensive strategy that supports clinicians and their well-being?
  • How does investing in clinician well-being lead to better organizational outcomes?


Luis Garcia - McKenzie Patrick-1

Luis Garcia, MD

President of Sanford Health's Clinic division

Nancy Nankkivil - McKenzie Patrick

Nancy Nankivil

American Medical Association