Nurse Retention News: Retain Nurses with Wellness Programs

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, December 11th, 2012

In recent years, many businesses have initiated wellness programs for employees, and many of the facilities I’m working with are using wellness programs as a nurse retention tool. The ideal settings for these are hospitals and other health care facilities and many have increased the use of these programs to focus on preventative care such as diet, exercise, smoking cessation programs and nutrition counseling.

The more input an organization gets from their employees, the greater the success of any wellness program. There are many tangible, measurable benefits of implementing employee wellness programs, and many intangible benefits as well.

Not only is a wellness program effective in reducing the company’s health care costs, it increases job satisfaction, morale and productivity. People want to work in an environment where they feel cared for. When given tools to nurture their minds, bodies and spirits, nurses become stronger, more resilient, and equipped to give better patient care.

How do you care for your caregivers? Do you need to increase the physical and fiscal health of your organization?

To learn more nurse recruitment and retention strategies and how to increase work life balance for nurses and healthcare professionals, check out my new SelfCare for HealthCare program. After you take a look, CONTACT ME DIRECTLY to talk about customizing this powerful program for your employees.

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