Wellness

Wellness

Employee health is a top concern for CHI. In an effort to assist our employees into living healthier, happier lifestyles and promoting a positive work-life balance, CHI formed a Wellness Committee to serve this purpose. This committee is responsible for establishing aerobics, basketball, salsa dancing, tennis and walking programs available to each employee free of charge.

S.H.A.P.E.D

Staying Healthy Assists in Prevention & Early Detection

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CHI greatly values the health and well-being of all employees and offers a first class Employee Wellness Program.  Our program includes:

Gym Memberships All CHI employees have the opportunity for free and discounted family gym memberships with the YMCA.

Complimentary CHI Doctor Visits CHI will waive the co-pay for employees to visit with an in-house physician when fitness requirements are met. Employees who use a CHI provider and meet CHI wellness requirements will not have to use Paid Time Off for a visit with an in-house physician.

Health Checks Employees will have the opportunity for an annual physical and risk assessment as part of initial assessment of participation.

Health Education & Special Programs Wellness workshops and seminars ranging from fitness and nutrition to stress management.

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Organized Fitness Activities Employees have the opportunity of working out with one another in particular activities such as basketball at the YMCA or the Employee Boot Camp. The wellness department can plan and organize an activity that an employee wants to create.

Tobacco Cessation Classes are available for all CHI employees interested in a tobacco free lifestyle.

Free Health Information Visit the wellness office for information and customized resources on a broad range of health topics.

Health Referral All CHI employees have the opportunity for counseling through our behavior health department. Total Wellness is the condition of absolute physical, mental and social well-being.

2009 South Florida Worksite Wellness Forum & Awards Mid-Sized Category Winner Presented by the Consortium for a Healthier Miami Dade

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There is more to being healthy than nutrition and exercise. There are several components that make up total body wellness.

Physical Wellness is taking care and being aware of our body’s physical needs. Such as maintaining a healthy balanced diet, participating in regular exercise, visiting the doctor regularly and getting enough rest and relaxation.

Environmental Wellness includes our relationship with the earth and nature and the space around us. Keeping our personal space organized helps us feel more comfortable with less anxiety.

Spiritual Wellness is having a healthy sense of purpose and direction. Having a healthy set of values and beliefs makes it easier to search for meaning and purpose in our lives.  This may involve meditation, prayer, or personal spiritual practices.  Being spiritually well is feeling inner peace within ourselves and the world around us.

Emotional Wellness is managing and accepting our positive and negative feelings. It’s understanding why we feel and behave the way we do and understanding who we are. Being emotionally healthy is learning how to handle life’s challenges and managing stress.

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Occupational Wellness has to do with finding the right career fit for our personality. It also involves finding the balance between work life and personal life. When our jobs are fulfilling, it provides a sense of purpose and meaning.  Since we spend so much time at work doing something we enjoy makes a huge difference in our total well-being.

Intellectual Wellness involves doing activities that exercise the mind. Such as being creative and learning new skills, reading, and taking up new hobbies. Participating in activities where you learn more about yourself and the world around you helps lead a more fulfilled life.

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Social Wellness is building and maintaining healthy and supportive relationships. We all have relationships, whether they are professional or personal and they are an important part of who we are. The healthier our relationships are the better we will feel.

Wellness

Employee health is a top concern for CHI. In an effort to assist our employees into living healthier, happier lifestyles and promoting a positive work-life balance, CHI formed a Wellness Committee to serve this purpose. This committee is responsible for establishing aerobics classes, basketball and softball leagues, and walking programs available to each employee free of charge.

S.H.A.P.E.D.

Staying Healthy Assists in Prevention & Early Detection

“We are health care providers. We are role models for the community. We need to emphasize to our patients and our community that we believe in the importance of wellness. We owe it to ourselves and our families to be around for them in the years ahead.”

Brodes H. Hartley Jr.

President & CEO

CHI greatly values the health and well-being of all employees and offers a first-class Employee Wellness Program. Our program includes:

Gym Memberships

All CHI employees have the opportunity for discounted gym memberships with the YMCA. There are six membership options at four YMCA locations to choose from. CHI’s contribution is nearly 75 percent of the regular monthly rate. CHI employees must visit the YMCA at least four times per month, and submit proof quarterly, for discounted membership to remain active.

Health Education & Special Programs

Wellness workshops and seminars ranging from fitness and nutrition to stress management are regularly scheduled.

Organized Fitness Activities

Employees have the opportunity of working out with one another in particular activities such as basketball and softball leagues and aerobic classes. The wellness department also organizes outings such as a fishing excursion or creates teams for activities like obstacle races. CHI also regularly participates in health fundraisers such as bowling for Sickle Cell awareness.

Nutritious Food Options

Every Wednesday in the cafeteria at the Doris Ison Health Center is Wellness Wednesday. There are healthy options – only grilled, steamed or baked items; nothing fried nor gravy or creams – to choose from. There’s also a made-to-order stir-fry on Wednesdays, with occasionally a made-to-order quesadilla station. There is always a salad bar every day to make your own healthy meal.

Wellness Library

Visit the wellness office for information and customized resources on a broad range of health topics. A selection of DVDs and books are available to check out and take home.

Tobacco Cessation Classes

Tobacco cessation classes are available for all CHI employees, who are required to live a tobacco-free lifestyle to be employed.

Complimentary CHI Doctor Visits

CHI will waive the co-pay for employees to visit with an in-house physician when fitness requirements are met. Employees who use a CHI provider and meet CHI wellness requirements will not have to use Paid Time Off (PTO) for a visit with an in-house physician.

Health Checks

Employees will have the opportunity for an annual physical and risk assessment as part of initial assessment of participation.

Health Referral

All CHI employees have the opportunity for counseling through our behavior health department. Total wellness is the condition of absolute physical, mental and social well-being.

Consortium For A Healthier Miami-Dade: CHI was a 2009 South Florida Worksite Wellness Forum and Awards Mid-Sized Category Winner Presented by the Consortium For A Healthier Miami-Dade.

Total Body Wellness

There is more to being healthy than nutrition and exercise. There are several components that make up total body wellness:

Physical wellness is taking care and being aware of our body’s physical needs. Such as maintaining a healthy balanced diet, participating in regular exercise, visiting the doctor regularly and getting enough rest and relaxation.

Environmental wellness includes our relationship with the earth and nature and the space around us. Keeping our personal space organized helps us feel more comfortable with less anxiety.

Spiritual wellness is having a healthy sense of purpose and direction. Having a healthy set of values and beliefs makes it easier to search for meaning and purpose in our lives.  This may involve meditation, prayer, or personal spiritual practices.  Being spiritually well is feeling inner peace within ourselves and the world around us.

Emotional wellness is managing and accepting our positive and negative feelings. It’s understanding why we feel and behave the way we do and understanding who we are. Being emotionally healthy is learning how to handle life’s challenges and managing stress.

Occupational wellness has to do with finding the right career fit for our personality. It also involves finding the balance between work life and personal life. When our jobs are fulfilling, it provides a sense of purpose and meaning.  Since we spend so much time at work doing something we enjoy makes a huge difference in our total well-being.

Intellectual wellness involves doing activities that exercise the mind. Such as being creative and learning new skills, reading, and taking up new hobbies. Participating in activities where you learn more about yourself and the world around you helps lead a more fulfilled life.

Social wellness is building and maintaining healthy and supportive relationships. We all have relationships, whether they are professional or personal and they are an important part of who we are. The healthier our relationships are the better we will feel.

Contact Kerri-Ann Maddox for more information on wellness.

kforbes@chisouthfl.org 305-252-4848

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