Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) will host an event on behalf of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians on Wednesday, June 13th at the Gibson Area Hospital Community Services Center, located at 205 E. 8th Street in Gibson City. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m., followed by the 6 p.m. program “Joy in Medicine” presented by Kathy Mueller, MD, a Connecticut family physician and an alternate delegate to the Congress of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) representing her state. Through her activities with AAFP, Dr. Mueller became acquainted with David J. Hagan, MD, GAHHS family medicine physician and GAHHS Chief Strategy Officer, who was instrumental in bringing her program to Gibson City.
Dr. Mueller’s “Joy in Medicine” program will include defining physician burnout and examining the extent of the issue; discovering effective approaches to successfully improve work/life balance and restore joy in medicine; and developing simple self-care tools to enhance resilience.
With extensive training in integrative medicine modalities including acupuncture and hypnosis, Dr. Mueller founded Holistic Health Partnering, an integrative medicine family practice in Windsor, Connecticut. She is also the medical director for the Center for Integrative Medicine at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut, where she is able to expand upon the work she loves, bridging the worlds between Eastern and Western medicine. In addition to her current role with the AAFP, Dr. Mueller has served on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians in a number of positions.
Area physicians are invited to attend and participate in the discussion with Dr. Mueller. Advanced practice providers, nurses, and allied health professionals are also welcome. For more information or to register to attend, please contact Stephanie Streenz at 217-784-2600 or e-mail Stephanie_streenz@gibsonhospital.org.