I believe that team-building and nurturing staff morale is critically important to building on the foundation of our work; the more supported we feel as providers, the better the care we give to our patients. So, I recently took the entire staff at Eugene Pediatrics and Thrive Behavioral Health out for lunch to celebrate the positives we’ve experienced at our practices within the last year.
That good news includes:
- We all made it through the busiest, sickest winter season we’ve experienced in the past 10 years in our region and nationwide.
- Eugene Pediatrics provided 7,330 same-day office visits for urgent concerns, which is a significant increase from prior years. This was an important goal for us, in response to patient surveys that requested more same-day access to pediatricians.
- Thrive Behavioral Health welcomed child psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Schumann, who now works alongside the therapists, psychologist, developmental pediatrician, and the social work and pediatric medical teams at Thrive, which is our region’s premiere example of fully integrated medical-behavioral health care for kids.
- Doctors LoRanée Braun and Ross Newman will be joining our medical team in July. Dr. Braun is a U.S. Army colonel and pediatric infectious disease specialist, as well as an experienced clinical professor, teacher and mom of three. Dr. Newman is a father of four young children and an avid runner who grew up in the Coburg hills. We are so excited to have them join us!
The future is bright at Eugene Pediatrics and Thrive Behavioral Health. We have a fantastic team of loving, skilled people who are experts in taking care of kids, and it is a joy and a privilege to care for families every day.