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Covid People

IHI’s Joy in Work: Barriers and strategies to thrive at work

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The Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI) recommends a framework for organizations to address issues that drive burnout, and create a healthy and joyful work environment – all while delivering high-quality patient care. Read here >

IHI White Paper Framework For Improving Joy In Work – Read here > Perlo J, Balik B, Swensen S, Kabcenell A, Landsman J, Feeley D. IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work. IHI White Paper. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2017.

Mayo: Nine strategies to promote engagement & reduce burnout

A landmark Mayo Clinic study reveals that organizational-driven efforts which address workplace drivers of burnout (e.g. work flow, efficiency, technology) and provide opportunity for self-care – can reduce burnout and promote engagement. Read more >

“Engagement is the positive antithesis of burnout and is characterized by vigor, dedication, and absorption in work.”


Meet our pillar team

Working together

Working together to represent Medical Staff in PHC's strategic plan.

Consultant Lead

Dr. Vishal Varshney

Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

PHC VP Sponsor

Mr. Brian Simmers

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, People & Health Informatics, PHC

Medical Staff Advisor

Dr. Lawrence Cheng

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Shanta Chakrabarti - PASS Director

Medical Staff Advisor

Dr. Shanta Chakrabarti



Medical Staff Advisor

Dr. Joe Finkler

Emergency Medicine

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Medical Staff Advisor

Dr. Ana-Luiza Sayao


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Medical Staff Advisor

Dr. Debbie Rosenbaum

General Internal Medicine

Past People Pillar Team Members

Dr. Christopher De Bono, VP, Mission, People & Ethics, PHC VP Sponsor

Dr. Julia Raudzus, Psychiatrist

Dr. Tony Wan, Pathology and Laboratory


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Links, partners & contacts

Contact our Pillar Team here >

PASS Engagement Projects: See physician-led projects in our pillar >

COVID-19 Wellness Toolkit for PHC Medical Staff here >

CMPA Physician Wellness: resources for physicians beyond medical-legal assistance and provides advisory services in addressing physician stress. View here >

Professional association wellness supports: Doctors of BC Physician Health , Midwives and Nurse Practitioners supports here >