Resources for Physicians and Healthcare Workers Facing Burnout #NPSADay

By: Sara Hussey, ACMS Executive Director We’ve been spending a lot of our early days in our “Putting Self-Care in Healthcare” campaign focusing on creating awareness of physician suicide and burnout. This blog post is going to shift gears in order to speak directly to Physicians. There are many resources, support tools, and places to […]

The Crisis Unveiled: Emergency Room Overcrowding in Pennsylvania

By: Sara Hussey, ACMS Executive Director Emergency rooms (ERs) are the frontline of healthcare, providing critical care when people need it most. However, across Pennsylvania, a silent crisis is unfolding – emergency room overcrowding. This pressing issue affects not only the quality of care but also the lives of countless individuals seeking immediate medical attention.  […]

#NPSADay – It’s Time to Start Talking About It…

By: Sara C. Hussey – ACMS Executive Director Physician suicide is a profoundly distressing and often underreported issue within the healthcare industry. These individuals, who dedicate their lives to serving others, are disproportionately affected by mental health issues and burnout. According to a study published in JAMA Surgery, physicians have a 1.4 to 2.3 times […]

National Immunization Awareness Month

  By: Lorraine Starsky BSN, RN National Immunization Awareness Month, observed in August, serves as a crucial reminder of the significance of vaccinations throughout one’s life. The current prevalence of anti-vaccine sentiments underscores the need for health professionals to address these beliefs in an approachable manner. As a seasoned public health nurse, I frequently engage with […]

The Return of “Putting Self-Care in Healthcare”

By: Sara Hussey – ACMS Executive Director Last year, the ACMS launched our “Put the Self-care in Healthcare” campaign in honor of Physician Suicide Awareness Day on September 17. In addition to honoring that day of awareness, our team also created a campaign to provide resources, discounts, services, and support tools for our members. Last […]

Congressional Update: Action Needed to Fix Medicare

An Update from the American Medical Association Contributor: Jim Pawelski | AMA Director, Federation Relations  The need for Congress to act quickly and decisively to fix a broken Medicare payment system cannot be overstated. The fiscal stability of physician practices and the long-term viability of our nation’s entire health care system hang in the balance. […]

Week #3: Beauty From the Outside In With Dan Burda

By: Isabella Lin, ACMS Intern It’s Week #3 of Self Care Summer! This week: an eye-opening interview with hairstylist Dan Burda from Studio Raw Elite to explore the value of outward beauty on our inner selves.  What is the TRUE and WHOLE VALUE of a good haircut? Read the interview below: 1.Isabella: Why did you […]

Self Care Summer: Round 2!

By: Isabella Lin, ACMS Intern Back for Round 2 of Self Care Summer? This week, with an emphasis on physical therapy and its direct ties to fitness, ACMS brings you an issue on a profession sometimes misunderstood. What does a Physical Therapist DO? Alice Beckett-Rumberger, PT, explains the “why” behind exercise and prioritizing physical Self […]