The Great Resignation: DispatchHealth Addressing Provider Burnout by Transforming the Healthcare Ecosystem
(DENVER) November 4, 2021 – Realizing the need to change our country’s healthcare ecosystem for the better, DispatchHealth has flipped the script by transitioning healthcare delivery into the home and today offers an environment more conducive to health and healing – for both patients and providers. According to DispatchHealth medical technician Savana Dumler, the venue change makes all the difference, “You get a much more holistic sense of what a patient is dealing with.” Recent surveys reveal an abysmal outlook for the state of healthcare staffing, with a reported one in five caregivers walking away from the profession. For providers, the ability to extend their healing reach outside the four walls of a facility is rewarding. DispatchHealth’s nurse practitioner Kayla Cramer adds, “I was in the ER previously where you get people at their worst. The big, humbling difference at DispatchHealth is that you keep patients at home. It makes you feel like you’re making a difference.”
On November 9, 2021, DispatchHealth co-founders Dr. Mark Prather and Kevin Riddleberger MBA, MS, PA-C, will host a series of virtual hiring events. Attendees will get the opportunity to hear from the founders, learn more about DispatchHealth and how it offers providers a unique experience. Dr. Prather says, “Having spent two decades at the ER 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. It is hard on caregivers not knowing if their efforts are making a difference. That is in part why Kevin and I decided to form DispatchHealth. We’re offering a better experience for patients and the providers who care for them.”
At DispatchHealth, either a nurse practitioner or physician associate gets paired with a medical technician. Together, they travel within their community equipped with the necessary tools to treat patients for a wide range of common to complex injuries and illnesses. Unprecedented satisfaction survey results from patients and providers demonstrate this new, more personal approach to healthcare delivery is working. Nurse practitioner 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.” In addition, in 2021, DispatchHealth achieved its Great Places to Work certification from the global authority on workplace culture and employee experience. And most recently, Colorado’s Denver Business Journal named Dr. Prather one of the states’ most admired CEOs.
DispatchHealth is looking to fill numerous positions in all of its markets nationwide. Healthcare professionals interested in learning more about the opportunity to feel more engaged and involved with better patient outcomes should join the virtual hiring event on November 9, 2021, for one of three sessions at 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., or 6:30 p.m. EST. To learn more and sign up, visit the company’s career page at https://www.dispatchhealth.com/careers/.
DispatchHealth is building the world’s largest in-home care system to deliver trusted and compassionate care to all. DispatchHealth offers on-demand acute care and an advanced level of medical care for people of all ages in the comfort of their own homes. DispatchHealth’s emergency medicine and internal medicine trained medical teams are equipped with all the tools necessary to treat common to complex injuries and illnesses. DispatchHealth works closely with payers, providers, health systems, EMS, employer groups, and others to deliver care in the home to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits, hospital stays, and readmissions. Acute care medical teams are available seven days a week, evenings, and holidays and can be requested via the app, online, or a quick phone call. DispatchHealth is partnered with most major insurance companies. For more information, visit DispatchHealth.com.