A shift in environment addresses provider fatigue, burnout, & frustration with lack of appreciation


According to a leading global market research firm, one in five healthcare workers are walking away from the profession. As expected, the pandemic ranked as the most significant contributing factor. Yet close behind is a lack of appreciation or respect from patients and the desire for a more exciting opportunity – all elements easily solved with a change in environment.

One of the most rewarding antidotes to burnout is the boost that comes from patient satisfaction and gratitude. E.W. Scripp’s national correspondent Jessie Cohen highlighted how at-home hospital-level care keeps loved ones together. Patient Dolores Wiese told Cohen getting care in the home was a godsend for her and her husband of more than sixty years, “It’s quite amazing to get that care in our living room.

DispatchHealth is looking to fill numerous positions in markets nationwide. On April 19, 2022, DispatchHealth co-founders Dr. Mark Prather and Kevin Riddleberger MBA, MS, PA-C, will host two virtual hiring events. Attendees will get the opportunity to hear from the founders and learn more about DispatchHealth and how it offers a unique experience. Dr. Prather says, “Having spent two decades at the emergency room bedside, I have keen insight into the fatigue that comes with the grind of treating patient after patient with no knowledge of the long-term outcome. As a result, we’re offering a better experience for patients and the providers who care for them.”

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Unprecedented patient and provider satisfaction survey results demonstrate this new, more personal approach to healthcare delivery is working. DispatchHealth Nurse practitioner Kayla Cramer adds, “We’re like a family; it’s truly a good feeling coming from a huge hospital system where sometimes you feel like a number - I can 100% guarantee you won’t feel like a number here.”

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