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Blog Posts in 2019

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Gratitude for a Year of Compassion and Opportunity
12.27.2017 Erik Wexler, Chief Executive Officer

The end of 2017 is upon us — a traditional time to reflect on the year that was and all that we are grateful for. To everyone who was part of our year, thank you for all you do to make your corner of the world a better place. We are grateful for our caregivers, who ...

Helping Employees Become Smarter Health Care Consumers
12.18.2017 Sheryl Correa, VP Total Compensation and Benefits

We hear a lot about “consumerism” in health care today—but what does it really mean? Most of your employees receive health care through company health insurance plans. And while they may be able to choose between a couple of different plans—including ...

Avoiding Burnout: How to Rekindle Employee Engagement
12.11.2017 Linda P. Winston, MFT, CEAP, Employee Assistance Professional

Burnout is a serious problem in today’s workforce. Although the size of the problem varies by industry and occupation, no segment of the economy is immune to employee burnout. 46% of HR professionals say employee burnout accounts for half their annual workforce ...

Helping Employers Manage Health Benefit Costs
11.27.2017 Shelly Summers, Executive Director, Client Solutions

When pundits and think tanks speak of the need to “bend the cost curve” in health care, they are talking about reducing the overall cost of delivering health care in the U.S.—currently a staggering $3.2 trillion. But there’s another critical cost ...

Erik Wexler Appointed CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health, Southern California
11.13.2017 St. Joseph Hoag Health

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Erik G. Wexler as CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health, Southern California—the recently-formed organization which unites all of our Southern California networks in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties. Erik came ...

5 Reasons to Ensure Your Employees Get Enough Sleep
11.08.2017 St. Joseph Hoag Health

Daylight Savings Time just ended on Sunday, November 5 th. Hopefully, you took advantage of the clocks going back and enjoyed an extra hour of sleep. Or did you just get up an hour earlier? Studies show about 40% of Americans get less than seven hours sleep per night. But ...

St. Joseph Hoag Health's Center for Health Promotion's Diabetes Program Merits High Standards for Care
11.06.2017 Susan Watkins, RD, CDE

St. Joseph Hoag Health’s Center for Health Promotion’s diabetes program located in both Brea and Santa Ana has been awarded continued recognition from the American Diabetes Association. This is a high achievement in diabetes care and demonstrates that the program ...

Helping Employers Manage Addiction in the Workplace
11.02.2017 Marshall Moncrief, Regional Executive Director, St. Joseph Hoag Health Institute for Mental Health & Wellness

Chemical dependency disorders in the workplace are a costly and dangerous proposition for your organization and your employees. But less than half of Orange County adults who need care for mental health or substance abuse services go on to receive treatment. St. Joseph Hoag ...

How to Improve Performance? Try Listening
10.10.2017 Richard Afable, MD - President & CEO

As a physician and health care executive, I have always been attracted to tools and devices that enhance our ability to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes. Over the years I have gained more appreciation for a particularly simple tool – the human ear. The evidence is ...

Work Healthy, Live Healthy: Promoting Healthy Habits in the Workplace
10.03.2017 Regina Chinsio-Kwong, MD

A healthy work environment is intrinsically good for employees’ job satisfaction and overall well-being. But a healthy workplace is also a boon for employers. Study after study has shown that healthy employees are: Absent less often—saving employers enormous ...

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