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Letter From Chief of Staff: Physician Wellness

Dear colleagues,

Wellness is one of the highest priorities of the Medical Staff leadership, and we thank you for completing the recent Physician Wellness Survey and sharing your thoughts. Based on the results, we are working to improve wellness in three major domains:

  • Creating a culture of wellness
  • Improving the efficiency of practice
  • Developing personal well-being and resilience

One of the leading survey requests was gym access. Although we don’t have a gym on campus, we would like to provide access to Wellness Discounts including gym discounts that are available to physicians with Cedars-Sinai badges. (The link is available on the intranet or through VPN outside of Cedars-Sinai). Highlights include discounts to gyms like Equinox Gym (free 7 day trial membership), L.A. Fitness ($29.99 per month with $0 initiation fee), and 24-Hour Fitness. In addition, there is code for a 40 percent discount to Adidas Outdoor.

I would also like to acknowledge the work of our Wellness Task Force chaired by Monique Araya and Karyn Eilber and team members Ilana Cass, Itai Danovitch, Marc Edelstein, Jack Green, Steve Jacobs, Ryan Kotton, Shaun Miller, Zuri Murrell, Farshid Nejad, Steve Simons and myself.

Our next steps will be examining the survey results in detail and identifying the next steps in our wellness journey.

We look forward to sharing more wellness opportunities in the coming months!

Clement C. Yang, MD
Chief of Staff