Thrilled that Dr. Kellie Stecher will share her story as part of our faculty and lived experience stories in the forthcoming cohort of WOW Self Care School.
Kellie Stecher is an OBGYN at M Health Fairview Women’s Center in Edina, and Co-Founder and President of Patient Care Heroes, Founding Board Member for the Minnesota Branch of the League of Minority Voters, as well as the Governor of the 7th district of the American Medical Women’s Association. She has won the Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine’s Top Doctors' Rising Star award for the last three years. Her work has made her an invaluable contributor to both local and national publications, news, and podcasts. Her focus is on advocacy and policy change, centering around physicians, the medical community, improving the culture of medicine, and making patient care safer.
She launched an organization, Patient Care Heroes, a community of leaders and innovators who are willing to go the extra mile, and put service ahead of their personal needs. This organization was created with love and compassion as a way to provide assistance to the families and loved ones of physicians, nurses, medical assistants, dentists, EMS, and others, who have died in the medical community.
The country has suffered a collective trauma and there is a need to grieve together, this organization will create a hub where that can occur. They have partnered with Lifeweb360 to provide a platform to tell the heroes' stories.
She has a memoir coming out in September, Delivering Love, this will be launched on Physician Suicide Awareness Day. She is focused on bringing further awareness to the stigmatized issues we go through, especially women, in the hopes that this will lead to meaningful changes.