Heather Farley appointed director of Provider Wellbeing

Heather Farley appointed director of Provider Wellbeing

Heather Farley, M.D., FACEP

Heather Farley, M.D., FACEP, has been appointed director of Provider Wellbeing for Christiana Care Health System.

In this new role she is responsible for:

  • Addressing institutional and individual sources of provider stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue.
  • Overseeing internal advocacy programs and initiatives focused on provider well-being.
  • Cultivating an environment conducive to optimizing the experience of providing care.

Dr. Farley will continue to serve as Director of the Care for the Caregiver Peer Support Program, which she has led since June 2015.

“Having a new director of Provider Wellbeing highlights the importance of this work as we focus on supporting our extraoridnary people,” said Neil Jasani, M.D., MBA, FACEP, chief learning officer, vice president of Medical Affairs and designated institutional official for graduate medical education. “Heather will bring an amazing sense of passion and dedication to this work, and we are very fortunate to have her in this new role.”

Dr. Farley has been with Christiana Care’s Emergency Medicine Department for nearly 14 years.

She completed residency training at Christiana Care in 2005, serving as chief resident in her third year. She completed a fellowship in emergency medicine administration in 2006 and subsequently joined the clinical faculty. She was named assistant chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2010.  She was instrumental in establishing the Middletown Emergency Department which opened in 2013, and served as medical director until March of this year.

Dr. Farley is an associate professor of Emergency Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. She has held several leadership positions within the American College of Emergency Physicians on the state and national level. She has co-authored 16 peer reviewed journal articles, and has been the principal or co-investigator in 10 grant-funded studies.  She is currently pursuing her Masters in Health Care Delivery Science at Dartmouth College.