Take confidential Medical Staff survey on wellness, stress

Dear Colleague,

We invite you to participate in an IRB-approved (exempt status), anonymous survey regarding wellness, stress and burnout among employed physicians, nurse practitioners and other medical staff members at Akron Children’s Hospital. Your participation is entirely voluntary and your responses are completely anonymous. We will not know whether you responded or not, nor will we be able to connect answers to any particular individual. We anticipate the survey will take no more than 10 minutes to complete.

The purpose of this survey is to investigate the rates of burnout in Akron Children’s medical providers and identify what factors may increase or decrease stress and burnout in the workplace.  Our ultimate goal is to promote changes to prevent burnout in all of our medical providers.

Your participation or non-participation in this survey will not have any effect on your employment status. Your responses are completely anonymous.

Clicking the SURVEY link below indicates your consent to participate in this voluntary study.


If in the process of completing this survey you recognize that you need support or help for symptoms of stress or burnout, please seek help.

The following resources are available to all medical staff:

  1. Carebridge Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  1. Akron Children’s Medical Staff Health Advisory Committee
    • Access the Committee via your Department Chair or the Medical Staff President (Dr. Cooper White).
  2. If your team is stressed, consider contacting the Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM) via pager 24/7: 330-914-1038.

If you would like more information on this topic or have questions about the study, please do not hesitate to contact either Starla Martinez or myself.


Sumru Bilge-Johnson MD, Principal Investigator
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Program Director, Child Psychiatry fellowship
Associate Professor of Psychiatry NEOMED

Starla Glick Martinez, MD, Co-Investigator
Director of Medical Education
Interim Division Director, Pediatric Pulmonology
Professor of Pediatrics, NEOMED

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