Category: Healthcare

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Improving investments in wellness delivers engagement returns

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton started an employee wellness program in 2009 as part of a ‘Nursing Toolkit’ that consisted of on-unit stretch and relaxation breaks. The program evolved over the years until in 2012, the hospital designated space for scheduled yoga classes. In 2013 SJHH hired a communications coordinator for the program and developed a year-long plan including, the development… Read more →

Forensics Nurses Receive Lesson in Aromatherapy for Stress Relief

June 26th, 2014 The Quality Work/Life Committee for the Forensics Unit at St. Joes Hospital’s organized a “Wellness Wednesday” for their staff in support of developing healthy habits and promoting the importance of self-care. The workshop,which took place between 12:00 and 12:45p.m. and was hosted by Jan Milligan from Just the Essentials, was a lesson in the therapeutic benefits of essential oils… Read more →

Diabetes Awareness Month at St. Joes

The St. Joes Employee Wellness program supported International Diabetes Awareness Month by hosting an educational seminar by in-house Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator, Melanie Dockeray. Dockery began talking about healthy eating, achieving a healthy weight and engaging in regular physical activity of which she said, “Physical activity is one of the first things that goes when we are under… Read more →

St. Joes Understands Depression

During the month of October the St. Joes Wellness Program focused on creating a culture of well-being since in Canada October is both healthy workplace month and the tenth is international World Mental Health Day. The wellness program at the hospital offers staff fitness classes, mindful communities of practice and monthly professional and personal development seminars. Since the program began… Read more →