Advancing Wellbeing through a Model of Professional Fulfillment

Human Sensitivity

Patty Purpur de Vries presents Professional Fulfillment

Patty Purpur de Vries, MS

Director of Strategic Projects, Stanford Medicine WellMD Center; Director, Stanford Health Promotion Network


AAOHN 1.05 | AAFP 1.0 | ACSM 1.0 | CDR 1.0 | NCHEC 1.0*

Studies show that clinician burnout rates nationally are as high as 30-60% and climbing. Sparked by these statistics as well as internal data, practitioners at Stanford Medicine WellMD Center stepped up to meet this challenge by creating a Model for Professional Fulfillment. This model encompasses 3 domains: Personal Resilience, Culture of Wellness and Efficiency of Practice/Process. While initially designed to support the physician wellness program, the team quickly discovered that the Model resonates with nurses, administrators and with members of the executive team. Not only does the Model focus on the needs of individual employees, it also recognizes the role of the organization to provide both a positive work culture and the tools needed to be successful. Regardless of your industry, this session will provide ideas for using this Model to improve employee well-being, collaborate across departments and advance your existing wellness goals.


Presenter Bio(s):

Born and raised in North Dakota, Patty earned a full-athletic scholarship to attend Stanford University in 1985. She was a 9-time NCAA All-American (Shot Put and Discus) and competed at the 1988 Olympic Trials. In the 90¹s, as an entrepreneur, Patty grew her fitness & wellness company to employ over 100 employees and earn annual revenues of over $5 million. In January 2009, Patty sold all corporate contracts, including those with Cisco, Yahoo! and Safeway to Plus One Holdings of New York which is now part of the Optum brand. During that time, she helped launch the Stanford Health Promotion Network whose 65+ members include corporations including Cisco, Apple and Adobe, along with local counties, medical institutions and several non-profit organizations. From 2013-2016 Patty found her passion overseeing the HealthySteps to Wellness Program for the 14,000 non-physician employees of Stanford Medicine. In early 2016 Patty accepted a role with the newly formed WellMD Center as a vocal advocate for all members of our care teams.Today, Patty is the Director of Strategic Project for the Stanford Medicine WellMD Center and continues to oversee the Stanford Health Promotion Network.