Dr. Jillian Bybee is a board-certified pediatrician, pediatric intensivist, educator, mentor, speaker, and advocate. She dedicates her work in medical education, quality improvement and patient safety, and wellbeing to preventing or lessening the morbidities associated with the medical system on patients, families, and fellow healthcare workers. At Spectrum Health Helen Devos Children’s Hospital, she serves as the Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and chairs several committees dedicated to improving the care of critically ill children through evidence-based practices and ICU liberation strategies.
During her fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine, she experienced burnout and depression which prompted her to reexamine her own wellbeing practices and pivot her work to educate and coach others to do the same. At her hospital, she serves as the Associate Program Director of Wellbeing and Professional Development for the Pediatrics Residency program and is a core faculty member in the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship where she has created an innovative curriculum in Professional Development and Wellbeing. Dr. Bybee serves as a co-creator for the Pediatric Resident debrief curriculum in her institution which seeks to mitigate secondary trauma and foster resilient growth in trainees after their ICU rotations. She has been invited to deliver numerous seminars locally and nationally focusing on healthcare worker wellbeing including secondary traumatic stress, resilience, burnout, and work-life integration. She has published perspective pieces and been a podcast guest focusing on advocacy around physician mental health.