Chautauqua Women's Club
Melina Davis

Contemporary Issues Forum

How to Save a Life

Leading the Revolution to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

SPEAKER:

Melina Davis, MBA, Chief Executive Officer & EVP Medical Society of Virginia

TOPIC:

During the pandemic healthcare providers were exposed to death at an extreme level and experienced unpredictable and exceptionally long work hours to cope with shortages and a rush of patients. Burnout and suicides among healthcare professionals are at an all-time high reaching epidemic levels. Led by Melina Davis, the Medical Society of Virginia found a first-of-its-kind solution that is saving the lives of nurses, PAs, doctors, and other providers. Melina, a seasoned leader in the health care and human services fields, will reveal how strategic visioning and collaborative approaches have created a unique program to protect and care for those we depend on for our own health and well-being. SafeHaven, which started in Virginia but is now spreading across the country, is helping save lives through legislative protections and customized support.

Please preview the short film discussing physician burnout: SafeHaven short film