• Published On: November 9, 2022Categories: News

    Ask a healthcare worker why they went into the medical field and you are likely to get a variety of answers, but one reason tends to be given more than any other: to help people. Medicine isn’t glamorous, it can be messy and stressful. Sleepless nights and hours of paperwork [...]

  • Published On: September 28, 2022Categories: News

    Those on the frontlines of America’s healthcare system have survived medical school and residency, logged in countless hours caring for patients in dire health, and navigated an ever-evolving healthcare system during extraordinary circumstances in recent years. This high-paced and intense environment has led to an increase in behavioral health issues [...]

  • Published On: September 9, 2022Categories: News

    The Virginia Nurses Foundation promotes the SafeHaven™ Program to nurses at participating hospitals. Richmond, VA (September 9, 2022) – To support the needs of healthcare workers struggling with stress, burnout and the effects of COVID-19, the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) conceived and manages SafeHaven™, which is implemented in partnership [...]

  • Published On: September 6, 2022Categories: News

    Excerpt via Medical Economics …In Virginia, physicians have a new level of confidentiality set in law. The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) advocated for creation of the SafeHaven program, which has a partnership with a physician-focused national behavior health consulting practice. Melina Davis, MSV executive vice president and CEO, agrees physicians are [...]

  • Published On: May 24, 2022Categories: News

    Healthcare worker burnout was a staggering issue for systems across the country even before the pandemic, and, now, a new report from the U.S. surgeon general hopes to help by boosting benefits and reducing administrative burdens. Read the Full Article

  • Published On: May 16, 2022Categories: News

    …Melina Davis, who serves as the C.E.O and E.V.P for the Medical Society of Virginia, said that when healthcare workers are having mental health issues, many times they do not feel comfortable coming forward for fear of repercussions. “If you can’t talk to somebody, not only are you isolated, but [...]

  • Published On: May 6, 2022Categories: News

    Lorna Breen, MD, was an emergency physician working at a frenetic pace at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in New York City in 2020. She contracted COVID-19, returned to work early out of a sense of duty, and after struggling with psychiatric challenges took her life a few weeks [...]

  • Published On: May 2, 2022Categories: News

    RICHMOND, VA (May 2, 2022) The Medical Society of Virginia’s SafeHaven™ program has over 4,000 physicians, PAs, nurses, pharmacists, and medical students enrolled, allowing them to seek support and well-being services while they provide care to others. SafeHaven™ resources and benefits are extended to family members while protecting the healthcare [...]

  • Published On: April 22, 2022Categories: News

    By Russell Libby, MD The COVID-19 pandemic has added a new dimension of stress for physicians. Most of us live with some degree of anxiety and occasional depression, and it might be argued that it reflects some of the traits that drive us to become physicians. Our altruism, intuitive and learned skills and [...]