January 12, 2014 – A new Physician Wellness Services and Cejka Executive Search released study confirms that not only is engagement very important to physicians, it also is a key driver of satisfaction or dissatisfaction with their jobs and their organizations, and it influences their decisions to accept or leave a job. The survey also reveals sizable gaps between what is important to physicians to feel engaged and what they perceive they are experiencing in their current practices. Mitchell Best, Physician Wellness Services CEO, said: “The survey’s objective was to gain a better understanding of and quantify what physician engagement really means to physicians, what they are looking for and actually experiencing, and where there are gaps. The survey results substantiate areas where healthcare organizations can and must take action to address physician engagement issues in order increase job satisfaction, improve retention and recruitment, and compete with leading healthcare organizations.” The survey results also showed that feelings of engagement—or a lack thereof—was a significant factor in well over half of physicians’ decisions around accepting a practice opportunity or leaving an existing practice. Cejka Search is a nationally recognized physician recruiting and healthcare executive search firm.