Well Physician California announced its new executive leadership team, including Dave Logan, PhD, as chief executive officer and Emily Coriale, PharmD, as the company’s chief operating officer.

Well Physician California is a joint effort from the California Medical Association and Stanford University to target physician wellness and reduce burnout and attrition from the profession. Well Physician California aims to be the most comprehensive program in the country to increase physician wellness and ultimately improve the quality of care for patients.

In a recent study, nearly 44% of U.S. doctors reported one or more symptoms of burnout, depression, or both. One in five doctors reported they’ll reduce clinical hours over the next two years, while one in 50 said they plan to quit medicine for a different career. Physicians are at 50%-300% increased risk for death by suicide compared to professionals in other fields. Physician burnout is costing the nation’s hospitals and health systems $1.7 billion per year, according to the National Taskforce for Humanity in Healthcare.

“We are seeing an alarming increase in burnout rates in our profession,” said David H. Aizuss, MD, president of the California Medical Association. “Dave and Emily have the skills and experience to help oversee the creation and implementation of a program that will help doctors and patients address the growing demands and pressures physicians face.”

Before joining Well Physician California, Logan served as chief transformation and innovation officer for P3 Health Partners, a population health management organization focused on improving patient outcomes through value-based care. He was the co-founder and senior partner of CultureSync, a management consulting firm that creates high performance through an alignment of strategy, structure, systems and culture and has been on the faculty at the University of Southern California since 1996, teaching in the Executive MBA, Executive Master of Leadership, and Master of Medical Management programs. He holds a PhD in organizational communication from the Annenberg School at USC.

“My lifelong work has been physician leadership and physician empowerment,” said Logan. “It is humbling to step into a role that could make such a great difference in the lives of physicians and the patients that they serve.”

Coriale joins Well Physician California from Medi-Qualite Omega in Paris France, where she served as senior vice president of patient access for the U.S. She previously held executive leadership roles for Medicare for both Humana and Blue Shield of California, where she led the delivery of annual growth strategies, medical and administrative expense targets, and margin targets. She previously was the director of pharmacy for the San Francisco City/County Health Plan and practiced as a pediatric oncology and hematology pharmacist at Massachusetts General Hospital. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from Northeastern University in Boston.

“Improving the physician experience is instrumental to the sustainability and viability of healthcare,” said Coriale. “It is an honor to join the team that puts the physician at the center of their own care, helping them to maximize their personal health and well-being. This increases patient satisfaction and results in healthier patients.”

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