Healthy Staff, Healthy Bottom Line

July 2009
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jul2009, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p56
The article focuses on the increasing acceptance of wellness programs for hospital staff in the U.S. Scripps Health reports having saved $2.6 million annually in medical and pharmacy costs after enrolling its employees in a wellness program. Key components of a successful wellness program, according to Scripps Health manager of corporate wellness and health promotion Hamilton Mears, include wellness dedicated staff, good measurement systems for risk, and having senior leaders who are committed to the program.


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