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Center for Physician Well-Being and Professional Development

Live well. Lead well.

Community Health Network strives to provide an exceptional experience for all the lives we touch: our patients and their families, our employees and caregivers, and our physicians and providers. In order to provide the best patient experience, our physicians and providers must connect to the joy that brought them to the practice of medicine. We invest in our physicians throughout their career, supporting them as people, while developing and empowering them to improve care processes throughout our health network. Exceptional care, simply delivered occurs for our patients when we invest in those who provide them with that care.

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About Us

The Center for Physician Well-Being and Professional Development has four primary goals:

  1. To reduce and alleviate the stress of practicing medicine
  2. To improve work/life balance
  3. To bring joy to the practice of medicine
  4. To develop, coach and mentor physicians at each stage of their career

Our center will offer a variety of means to achieve these goals. Because one size does not fit all, we offer well-being coaching and counseling resources, leadership development opportunities to enhance leadership skills and confidence, opportunities to connect with other physicians in small groups, career-fit options, and much more.

Meet Our Team

Kevin Coss, MD, chief wellness officer

Kevin Coss, MD
Chief Wellness Officer

Tricia Hern, MD, VP, Improvement & Physician Leadership Development

Tricia Hern, MD
VP, Improvement & Physician Leadership Development

Ann Ostrom, Director Physician Leadership & Well-Being

Ann Ostrom, MSML
Director Physician Leadership & Well-Being

Taylor Wildauer, Program Assistant

Taylor Wildauer, MSW, LSW
Program Assistant

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Need Help? Call 877-731-3949

Physician stress and burnout is prevalent and increasing. Community Health Network providers can call any time to connect with a burnout prevention specialist through Vital WorkLife.

VITAL WorkLife is Community's exclusive partner, available to help you build pathways to take control of your personal and professional well-being. Contact us for concierge, counseling and coaching services.

Contact VITAL WorkLife

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Our Mission

Physician Well-Being

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Community recognizes the critical importance of supporting the well-being of our physician partners. Beyond burnout prevention, we support participation in physical activities, work-life balance, professional fulfillment and accomplishment, and resiliency.

Well-Being Resources

Professional Development

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Physicians experience various transitions and development needs throughout their careers. At Community Health Network we strive to support our physicians from orientation and onboarding, throughout practice to retirement.

Development Resources

Save the Date!

Educational Retreat
September 27-29, 2019
French Lick Springs Resort

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. To register, please email Ann Ostrom.

As a physician, you may be experiencing unprecedented levels of burnout. Research tells us that financial stress often contributes to burnout and most experts agree that providing physicians with education on financial basics can help reduce that stress. Attend this retreat to connect with colleagues and hear from experts on topics such as:

  • Well-being issues for female physicians
  • Financial mistakes physicians make
  • Investing and financial planning
  • Mindfulness

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Events Calendar

Find upcoming social events to mingle with your colleagues.

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Volunteering

Community caregivers can get involved through Serve360º opportunities. 

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Indianapolis Indians Game

On July 6, all providers and their families were invited to Victory Field for a baseball game with dinner and colleague camaraderie. View photos below!