About Us

The Coalition is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt association of some 50 healthcare systems, hospitals, and professional organizations, represented by nearly 400 individual members, which is organized for the purpose of learning together how to build robust, sustainable programs in support of physician and APP well-being. Consider making a tax-deductible donation here.

We promote personal and professional fulfillment for physicians by building healthy families and productive collegial relationships, encouraging teamwork and collaboration in the clinical and administrative setting, thereby enhancing hospital culture and improving the safety, quality, and humanity of patient care. We also embrace physician wholeness, which we understand to encompass physical, mental, social, and spiritual health, which supports the embodiment of our work as a ministry of healing.

Our Mission

To promote meaning, purpose and joy in the practice of medicine.

Our Vision

We envision an environment which promotes physician joy and wholeness in the compassionate service of healing.

Our History

The Coalition came together in 2010 when a small group of leaders from several faith-based, mission-focused hospitals and healthcare systems met to address growing concerns about physician burnout.  A decision was made to bring our combined knowledge and experience together for the purpose of learning how to most effectively combat burnout and contribute to physician and APP well-being.

Coalition Staff

DeAnna Santana, PHD
Executive Director
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Richie Akers
Business & Marketing Manager
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Max Kuchenreuther, MA
Social Media and Program Specialist
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Marjorie Tatlonghari
Program Coordinator | Physician Wellbeing & Engagement
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Jacob Metts, MBA
Corporate Trainer | Physician Well-Being & Engagement
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Kellie Queen
Director of Operations | Physician Well-Being & Engagement
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What Do We Believe?

We believe that physician well-being and engagement are vital to the mission of all healthcare organizations, and particularly to that of faith-based institutions.  The Coalition for Physician Well-Being is committed to creating a physician-hospital paradigm that promotes personal and professional fulfillment, sustains physician families, builds collegial relationships, and enhances a healing culture, thereby benefitting patient care and contributing to overall hospital performance.

What Do We Do?

  • We cultivate physician and administrative champions who are committed to our mission and vision.We develop resources for institutional program development.
  • We provide consultation and facilitation for interested organizations.
  • We create opportunities for networking and shared learning.
  • We sponsor the Medicus Integra© award, designed to promote institutional commitment to physician well-being, and assess the degree to which candidate organizations demonstrate a documented investment of resources toward this end.
  • We sponsor an active website, a monthly educational webinar, and an annual meeting in pursuit of our goals and for the mutual benefit of our members.