Michigan Medicine recognized for efforts to reduce work-related burnout
Michigan Medicine was recently named one of 44 health care organizations as a recipient of a 2021 Joy in Medicine Health System Recognition Program award.
The Joy in Medicine Program — awarded by the American Medicine Association — recognizes health systems with a demonstrated commitment to preserving the well-being of health care team members by engaging in proven efforts to combat work-related stress and burnout.
A national study examining the experiences of physicians and other health care workers who worked in health care systems during the COVID-19 pandemic found that 38% self-reported experiencing anxiety or depression, while 43% suffered from work overload and 49% had burnout.
Candidates for the Joy in Medicine Health System Recognition Program were evaluated according to their documented efforts to reduce work-related burnout through system level drivers. Scoring criteria was based on demonstrated competencies in commitment, assessment, leadership, efficiency of practice environment, teamwork and support.