By Dave Veale
I recently had, as most people do, an unexpected trip to the emergency room at our local hospital, I found myself apologizing to the medical staff – I knew they were already burdened. The ER is rarely a quiet place.
My issue was serious enough that I needed to be there, but I knew they were juggling a lot that night. Despite the volume, I received incredibly good care from an amazing team of health-care workers.
My mind also turned to the New Brunswick Medical Society, the professional association for the province’s more than 2,000 physicians.
Earlier this year, it decided to pilot leadership coaching as part of its wellness program for physicians. That has quickly evolved into a popular program for physicians eager to improve their skills as leaders during these challenging times.
Meaghan Sibbett, manager of NBMS Wellness, told me it proved so popular and the feedback was so positive that the medical society decided to fully launch the program before finishing the pilot.