Well-Being in The Weill Department of Medicine

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The Weill Department of Medicine is committed to creating an environment and fostering a culture that supports the well-being of its faculty and staff. Through partnership with the Physicians Organization and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Division of Quality and Patient Safety, our department is continuing to integrate and align resources to sustain a culture that incorporates best practices and innovation to improve work-life balance, career satisfaction, mental health, and physician engagement.

It has been long recognized that physicians and members of the healthcare team dedicate themselves to the care of others, many times at the expense of their own personal well-being. Direct correlation of the impact of work fatigue and burnout to physical and mental illness, career dissatisfaction and medical error is now well publicized and reported to affect up to 42% of US physicians, amplified by the COVID pandemic that stretched our healthcare teams to the limit.

As part of our Department’s efforts to build on the momentum of recovery, the WDOM has initiated a PDF icon Well-Being Plan that emphasizes transparency and encourages active interprofessional engagement to cultivate optimism and resiliency.

Feedback and Transparency
Peer Committee
Technology and
Celebration of
  • Peer-driven appreciation program [CWID required] highlighting hidden acts of kindness
  • Ongoing efforts to build and sustain morale and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Encourage engagement across the department

Mental Health and Crisis Resources

  • Free, confidential, in-person and virtual counseling is available to Weill Cornell Medicine employees, their spouses, partners, and other family members through the Employee Assistance Program Consortium. Email EAPC@med.cornell.edu or call 1-212-746-5890 for more information.
  •  Flourish connects Weill Cornell Medicine faculty and staff with resources to support their mental wellbeing at every stage of their journey.
  • NYC Well – Free and confidential, 24/7 crisis support in 200 languages; call 1-888-NYC-Well (1-888-692-9355).
  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline– Free, confidential 24/7 support for people in distress, as well as provider of prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

Contact Information

Quality & Patient Safety

Dr. Jennifer I. Lee, Vice Chair

Dr. Kelly Griffin, Co-Director, WDOM Well-Being Committee

Ericka Fong, Program Manager

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