The Foundation has three distinct pillars of focus:
- Physician Wellbeing via our Thrive initiative
- Public Health
- Empowering the Next Generation of Physician Leaders
Specific projects have included support of the Tennessee Medical Foundation Mental Health Summit, leadership training at AMA and TMA conferences for physicians in all career stages and general operations for Church Health and other charities.The Foundation’s Board of Directors is comprised of Past Presidents of Memphis Medical Society, the Treasurer and the CEO.
Newly launched initiative: Thrive.
Research upon research cites physician burnout as a serious health concern. In some results, as much as 63% of physicians say they have felt a sense of burnout. Burnout not only can harm the physician but also his or her patients. The residual effects on our healthcare system are immeasurable. We also know that threats to a physician’s professional and social lives can be impacted due to hesitation in seeking care.
In response to this growing concern, Memphis Medical Society and Memphis Medical Foundation are launching Thrive, a physician wellness initiative. Through Thrive, a physician can call or text a confidential hotline (901-286-3110), and he or she will be connected with a licensed psychologist. The Memphis Medical Foundation will cover the costs of up to 6 sessions with this psychologist. Access to care can also be accessed by filling out this HIPAA-compliant form.
The mission of Thrive is to provide a resource for the physician community to confidentially seek counseling in a safe, convenient environment without judgement and to act as a precursor before more serious issues arise for the physician.
Physicians have a calling to take care of patients, and it is our turn to take care of them. If you are interested in donating to Thrive to help cover physicians’ appointments, please click here.
The Thrive Physician Wellness Initiative is in partnership with The Memphis Medical Society and the Memphis Medical Foundation.
You can make online contributions to the Foundation through Paypal at the link below or at the top of this page. You don’t have to have a Paypal account or be a Medical Society member to contribute.
Checks can also be made payable to Memphis Medical Foundation and mailed to:
Memphis Medical Foundation
1067 Cresthaven Road
Memphis, TN 38119