St. John's Medical Center is pleased to announce a new wellness partnership
with the Teton Science Schools (TSS). Beginning in February 2014, TSS
employees will participate in "Wellness Works," a SJMC program
shown to improve employee health and enhance workplace productivity.
"We are delighted to be extending the reach of our wellness programming
further into the Teton County community through this partnership with
the Teton Science Schools," said St. John's Medical Center CEO
Lou Hochheiser, MD. "With our current wellness programs, we have
seen many positive benefits, including happier, healthier employees and
a respectable return on investment."
The TSS program will commence with wellness blood screenings provided at
a reduced rate for TSS employees. A confidential online health risk assessment
will also be conducted. St. John's Wellness team will receive the
cumulative results from this assessment and use this data to develop programming
to address the primary risk factors for the TSS population. Participation
is voluntary, but as is standard with worksite wellness programs, TSS
employees will be provided with monetary incentives for taking part.
“Teton Science Schools employees are eager to get started and are
already looking forward to participating with school district and hospital
staff in wellness challenges,” said Rhonda Watson, Human Resource
Specialist for Teton Science Schools.
Close to three quarters of St. John's Medical Center employees are
now participating in Wellness Works programs. In the first three years,
the program has helped 6% of St. John’s medium-risk employees become
low risk and has increased the percentage of St. John's employees
who have no health risks by 9%. SJMC also is entering its second year
of wellness programming with Teton County School District employees.
Businesses interested in learning more about St. John's Wellness Works
can contact Julia Heemstra, Director of the Wellness Department, at 739-7244.
For more general information, please contact Karen Connelly, Director of
Marketing & Community Relations, at 739-7380 or