FaithHealth Grand Rounds — Drs. Hatcher & Stirewalt!

Sep 14, 2022 | Grand Rounds

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 9-10 am

On Zoom (see link below)


We are proud to have our very own staff, Drs. Bryan Hatcher and Keith Stirewalt, to share about their respective doctoral projects, resulting their newly minted “Dr.” titles,  at our next FaithHealth Grand Rounds on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 from 9-10 a.m. on Zoom (see link below).

Bryan Hatcher, President of CareNet Counseling at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist,  has served CareNet for over 20 years as a therapist, clinical and program leader, and President. CareNet is the statewide community-based behavioral health program of FaithHealth. Bryan holds a B.A. from Mercer University, M.Div. from Duke University, M.S.W. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) from UNC-Chapel Hill. He presents often on the topics of integrating behavioral health and primary health care services, and Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma Informed Care efforts.

For our rounds, he’ll be sharing specifically findings from his dissertation, “Accelerating Trauma-Informed Care Practices in Behavioral Health Settings to Address Patients’ Adverse Childhood Experiences”

Keith StirewaltF. Keith Stirewalt, MDiv DMSc PA-C MBA is Program Director for FaithHealth Clinical Medicine, a hospital chaplain, an ordained minister, a medical educator, and a board-certified and licensed Physician Assistant at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. Keith received his Physician Assistant from the Wake Forest School of Medicine, his Master of Business Administration from the Bryan School of Business at UNC-Greensboro, his Master of Divinity from Wake Forest University, and his Doctor of Medical Science from the University of Lynchburg. Additionally, he completed two years of chaplain residency at the School of Pastoral Care at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Keith’s focal points center on the narrative interaction of clinical medicine, spirituality, end-of-life, serious illness, and bioethics. Keith serves on the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Clinical Ethics Committee and teaches in the Medicine and Patients in Society (MAPS) course for 1 st and 2 nd -year medical students. Additionally, Keith leads a variety of classes for clinical students, nurses, clergy and community leaders, and other clinical personnel. He serves on several health-related task forces including the Schwartz Rounds planning team. Keith is married to the Reverend Margaret Norris and has three adult children and two grandchildren

For our rounds, he’ll be presenting on “Association Between Mortality Rates and Religious/Spiritual Attendance in the United States – A Diminishing Return?”, exploring the association between regular religious service attendance and all-cause mortality in the United States. Numerous peer-reviewed studies have demonstrated a positive association between self-reported regular attendance in a religious community and a lower incidence of all-cause mortality. Regular participation in religious community activities is associated with an all-cause decrease in mortality and can thus be viewed as an additional social determinant of health (SDH). As the rate of U.S. religious community participation declines, numerical effect on mortality rates will likely diminish. Regular participation in a spiritual community, within the bounds of cultural sensitivity, should be encouraged.

With pride and delight, we welcome you to learn with some of our newest “Drs.” In the FaithHealth Division! Please join us if you can at the link below.

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