Employee Wellness

  • Date Submitted: Feb 15, 2024
  • Category: Impact Story

Well-implemented workplace health programs can lead to 25% savings each on absenteeism, health care costs, and workers’ compensation and disability management claims costs.

The St. John’s Health Wellness Department creates sustainable employee programming that is budget-conscious, evidence-based, data-driven that also results in positive changes. One of the more notable program highlights from this year was a mindfulness retreat for clinical employees at Astoria Park Conservancy. The group of twenty-five employees consisted of nurses, social workers, CNAs, CNOs, and the CEO Jeff Sollis. Healthy meals, yoga, MELT, meditation, fairy hair and a hot spring soak were offered. Thank you to St. John’s Health’s partnership with Astoria Park Conservancy for the opportunity for our staff to have a much-appreciated recharge.

The Foundation is committed to providing all staff with the support they need to advance their careers and feel fulfilled during their employment at St. John’s Health. To achieve this, we offer a robust employee scholarship program, unlimited mental health counseling sessions, crisis support grants, wellness programming, and cross-training opportunities at other medical facilities.

“Including staff across the organization in our decision making at St. John’s Health will always be my approach. Working with the team to create a healthy and inclusive work environment is and always will be foundational to our short and long-term success. We have an incredible team at St. John’s Health and our people are our biggest asset. It is my commitment to do all I can to listen to our staff, ask for their input, and properly support our teams by providing them with the resources they need to succeed.” Jeff Sollis on why investing in St. John’s Health employees by the Foundation is so critical.