Dawn M. Ellison, MD, CPC

Dawn Ellison
Dr. Ellison is a physician consultant and member of the Advisory Team for VITAL WorkLife, a national behavioral consulting company with providers in every major city and wide-ranging expertise in every aspect of behavioral health.

Dr. Ellison draws from her 20 years of Emergency Medicine practice leading teams in critical situations and finessing outstanding care for patients in a complex medical climate to help healthcare providers and executives lead thoughtfully, transparently and deliberately. As a former medical director herself, she is familiar with the tensions held as a nimble leader. Dawn served as a Crucial Conversations instructor with Mayo Health Systems and holds a CPC certificate from the College of Executive Coaching. She spent her 2006-2007 Bush Medical Fellowship learning to build collaborative medical cultures.

Dawn is the president and founder of Influencing Healthcare (IHC), LLC, a successful consulting business, coaching emerging leaders and providers struggling with work-life balance, a quickly changing healthcare climate, communication and teamwork in the workplace. IHC also partners with community members and health and wellness professionals to connect stakeholders who want optimal health outcomes. These thoughtfully designed gatherings result in innovations leading to optimal health for individuals, healthcare organizations and communities.

Dawn is dedicated to improving communications and leadership with the goal of building healthy collaborations. She helps providers connect with their patients and partner with them for improved health. Dr. Ellison helps build teams of workers that can make committed, accountable decisions. She helps providers build capacity in others, enhance collaborative skills and become the leaders that will influence the future.

VITAL WorkLife is the only company today providing healthcare organizations and practitioners easy access to the help they need. Dedicated teams of experienced medical and behavioral health professionals understand the unique needs of doctors and their families, and deliver the services needed to help overcome work and life challenges.

Dr. Ellison resides in Stillwater, Minnesota.

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