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Happy Doctor's Day!

Posted on Wed, Mar 30, 2016
Happy Doctor's Day!

Registered Nurse Ginger Wirth salutes physicians on Doctors' Day

Practicing Medicine- Anyone that has worked in the medical field knows that managing the health and well-being of another is anything but “practice”.  Doctors spend years going through school, internships and residency to learn the clinical aspects and the science of medicine.  More education happens “on the job” with the countless patient encounters that happen throughout one’s career.  This education is endless and shapes and molds each and every provider into an expert clinician.  The technical and scientific part of medicine comes from textbooks, patient interactions, and the collaboration with peers.  Most expect that doctors are experts in the specialties in which they work, and few question the actual training that occurs.  It is the art of medicine that distinguishes some from the rest.

It is the art of caring, the “bedside manner”, and the perceived compassion that often gets one recognized as being a “good/great doctor” by patients.  Those providers that understand this and embrace the importance of the overall patient experience not only are singled out as setting the bar, leading by example or being the best of the best but they find that their work is easier and their own job satisfaction in higher. Complaints are fewer, interactions with others are smoother, instructions are followed more consistently and clinical outcomes are better.

It is also so important the role that you play as a leader in whatever arena or specialty you work.  The team around you looks to you as the doctor to be the Captain of the ship.  This is yet another “hat” that you wear in the course of your day.  It is not just your role as healer, you are also often teacher, mentor, chaplain, advisor, Vice-Principal and confessor.

March 30th has been designated as “Doctors’ Day” and taking time to celebrate is well deserved.  The difference that you make in the lives of patients and families is immeasurable.  Whether it is helping bring a new life into this world or managing and supporting one that is reaching the end, it is the art of medicine that will be remembered.  Thank you for making the choice of medicine and the contributions you make each and every day.  



Ginger Wirth, RN, joined EmCare in 2013 as a Divisional Director of Clinical Services for the Alliance Group. Her goal is to make positive changes in healthcare by helping others focus on quality, excellence, and the overall patient experience. Wirth regards her role as Director of Clinical Services as the ideal opportunity to partner with nursing, physician and facility leaders to make positive changes to the entire patient care experience. Her 20-plus year nursing career has been dedicated to quality and excellence, promoting overall positive outcomes and safety for patients.

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monika
Thanks for presenting happy doctor day opportunity.
4/5/2016 6:31:27 AM