Corporate and Group Wellness Programs
As more and more Americans become health conscious every day, the obvious importance of corporate and group wellness programs cannot be stressed enough. Longer work days, increased stress, seemingly non-stop multitasking are but a few of the reasons that health and wellness goals are becoming a top priority. It is becoming harder and harder for employees to find the time to establish and follow-up on these necessary goals, thus it could be made easier if a variety of helpful programs were in place and readily available to them.
An estimated 75% of all healthcare costs are attributed to chronic diseases according to recent reports from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Chronic diseases are the most preventable type of disease, especially when measures are taken to eliminate them or halt their progression.
Many businesses are now realizing these facts and have either already implemented, or are extremely interested in establishing various programs that promote health and wellness, subsequently preventing sickness and disease for their employees. There are many benefits of insuring the health and wellness of workers:
• The overall vitality of employees is improved while stress levels are reduced.
• Health care costs are greatly reduced through preventable health care applications.
• Work performance, productivity and creativity are boosted.
• Absenteeism is kept to a minimum.
• Overall employee satisfaction, loyalty and retention are promoted.
• Incidences of injury and Workman’s Compensation claims are minimized.
Promoting and insuring employee health and wellness is one of the most effective ways to negate the constantly rising costs of healthcare. It doesn’t stop with reduced healthcare costs either. Employers who provide health and wellness opportunities also report an increase in worker productivity, job retention and greater “on-the-job” mental focus for both employees and staff. This is reflected in their bottom line. Additionally, the general workplace environment is improved and overall safety for everyone is enhanced.
Thankfully more companies have recently begun to take employee wellness more seriously. They realize the importance of finding the proper solution to offset increasing health issues and rising healthcare costs. On the other hand, there are too many companies that are trying to introduce health and wellness programs that lack the required experience or have no solid strategy for success. This leads to a greater number of programs that fail rather than succeed.
Dr. Gentile and his team at Oasis Integrative Medicine have a proven track record of improving health and wellness, safety, happiness, productivity, creativity and vitality in the corporate arena. Corporate and Group Wellness Programs help control rising healthcare costs, reduce absenteeism, cut down injuries, and diminish long term disabilities. The health and wellness programs offered by Dr. Gentile and Oasis Integrative Medicine also help create a stronger team alliance, enables the setting of new goals; all leading to increased productivity and sales, greater camaraderie, and an upbeat, efficient work environment. Using methods of employee engagement, motivation and support, backed by a solid strategy that involves employees in the solution, success is assured. With sufficient time and commitment, preventing the onset of chronic disease and/or halting its progression is not only cost effective, but also highly beneficial to both employer and employee.
Dr. Gentile has served as a corporate Physician and Medical Consultant, and is a Certified Ergonomics Specialist. Among the programs offered by Dr. Gentile and Oasis Integrative Medicine are:
• Ergonomic reviews and consultations.
• Safety lectures and demonstrations.
• Stress reduction techniques.
• Fitness (personal and group).
• Preventable Health Education.
• Weekend Programs.
• Lunch and Learns.
• One on One Sessions.
• Department Specific Programs.
• Coaching Programs.