Department of Surgery Wellness Program
The Wellness Program is designed to provide resources and activities to promote well-being for everyone in the Department of Surgery. The Chair of this committee is Dr. David W. Mercer, McLaughlin Professor and Chairman of Surgery, Co-Chair, Tracy Rheault, BS, Administrative Director, Department of Surgery.
The Department of Surgery Wellness Program is divided into four committees and a Steering Committee:
Department of Surgery Wellness Committees
|Volunteer Activities & Social Events
Chair: Jeannie Thomas, Business Operations Manager, Division of
Chair: Chaeli Fortina, APRN, Transplant Surgery
|Department of Surgery Steering Committee
|David W. Mercer, MD, Professor & Chair, Department of Surgery
|Tracy Rheault, Administrative Director
|Michelle Gulbrandson, APP, Oncology
|Kevin Kemp, MD, Assistant Professor, Acute Care Surgery
|Aleem Siddique, MD, Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
|Krysta Sutyak, MD, General Surgery Resident
Within these committees, members propose ideas to present to the DOS Wellness Steering Committed and are categorized into 3 areas:
|💚 Green Light
|Ideas that are easy to facilitate and receive approval for.
|💛 Yellow Light
|Ideas that are more challenging to facilitate and receive approval for.
|💗 Red Light
|Ideas that are most difficult to implement and facilitate, and approval will be more challenging.
Wellness Resources for all UNMC Employees
Wellness Resources for all NM Employees
Physician Wellness Resources
House Officer Wellbeing Updates & Resources
Off-Site Resources for Physicians
- Confidential mental health screening
- Free telepsychiatry services
- For physicians across Nebraska
- Free support and coaching from other specially trained physicians
- Helps physicians deal with job stress, work/life balance, difficult life issues, etc.
If you have any questions at all about what resources are available or what resources might be best for you, please feel free to reach out directly to Steve or Sarah:
Steve Wengel, MD
Geriatric Psychiatrist and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Wellness
Sarah Richards, MD
Hospitalist and Senior Medical Director, Clinician Experience