Ted Hamilton, MD is Vice President for Medical Mission for Adventist Health System and was previously Senior Medical Officer for Florida Hospital. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and did his family practice training at Florida Hospital. Following several years of private practice, he directed the Florida Hospital family practice residency from 1980-87. He obtained his MBA from Rollins College, Crummer School, in 1987. Hamilton directed the Loma Linda University Faculty Practice for two years and has managed care experience with Tennessee Medicaid and Georgia Blue Cross & Blue Shield. He previously chaired the Board of the Orlando Healthcare Center for the Homeless, and is a member of the Board of Shepherds Hope, an outpatient program serving the working poor.
Doctors are unhappy. Disenchanted with the practice of medicine, and dissatisfied with personal and professional life, many entertain the notion of alternative careers. Declining reimbursement, increasing workload, diminishing autonomy, and encroaching bureaucracy have robbed medical practice of joy and reduced it to wearisome drudgery. This disturbing trend emerges at a time when physician leadership in hospitals has never been more crucial. Physician engagement is essential to providing quality care, ensuring patient safety, providing an outstanding experience for patients and families, and building healthy communities. Since doctors and hospitals are inevitably and inextricably bound together in the care of our patients, it is imperative that hospitals help doctors find purpose, meaning, and fulfillment in life while working alongside the hospital to create a healing experience for the suffering and ill who seek our help.
This publication, Physician Well-Being & Engagement:
Paperback: 60 Pages
Publisher: Florida Hospital Publishing
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.8 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces