A Fully Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Model for Patients and Physicians Alike

Presenter: Dr. Amie Mower, Chief Wellness Officer, Mason Health

Program: An integrated behavioral healthcare model- that is, in the traditional sense where primary care providers and therapists collaborate in the shared care of their patient’s behavioral health needs- has strong evidence of superior outcomes for patients and has become more mainstream over the last decade. However, less is studied and therefore known about what Dr. Mower would call a fully integrated behavioral healthcare model, in which the health system not only focuses on superior outcomes for patients but equally invests in resources and support for superior outcomes for their physicians, including the physician's behavioral health needs and overall well-being. At Mason Health, Dr. Mower has been given the opportunity to create such a model as their Chief Wellness Officer. Join her as she goes through her approach to what is a revolutionary way for healthcare systems to integrate behavioral healthcare truly and fully throughout their entire organization.

About Dr. Mower: Dr. Amie Mower is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and has been practicing medicine for the last 10 years. She is a mom to 5 kids and lives with her family on Joint Base Lewis-McChord as her husband is an active-duty dentist. She also served on active duty for the Army for seven years. During her second year of medical school at Kansas City University, she received and was commissioned into the Army's Health Professions Scholarship Program. In 2012, she graduated from Kansas City University as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency through the Army at Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Center in Fort Gordon, GA. During her last year of residency, she served as co-chief and received the Alton “Ben” Peyton Award for Outstanding Family Medicine Resident. In 2015, following graduation from residency, she was stationed at Guthrie Clinic in Fort Drum, NY where she became the Clinical Supervisor for the Primary Care Behavioral Health program, the Army's integrated behavioral healthcare model, in addition to being a fully empaneled family medicine staff physician. It was also at Fort Drum where she met and married her husband. She and her husband were reassigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord in 2018. Just four months prior to this reassignment, she gave birth to identical twin boys. At JBLM, she served her last year as an Army physician working with the Warrior Transition Battalion as their primary care provider. Following an honorable discharge from military service in the summer of 2019, she joined Mason Health as a family medicine physician. In April 2020, she was appointed Medical Director of Integrated Behavioral Health at Mason Health, and in February 2022 she was officially appointed Mason Health's Chief Wellness Officer. Throughout her medical career, she has been passionate about the integration of behavioral healthcare in all facets of medicine and believes this is the best approach to achieving the highest quality outcomes for both patients and physicians. She is currently a student in the Executive Master of Health Administration program at Cornell University. Following graduation, she hopes to further her commitment to a fully integrated behavioral healthcare system by advocating for physician wellness through healthcare administration.

Registration & Dinner - 6pm

Presentation - 6:30pm

July 13, 2022 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Huber's Gasthaus
2312 Friendly Grove Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98506
United States
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