Welcome to our Website!

Hamilton Health Sciences is committed to supporting the health and well-being of staff, physicians, and volunteers.  Our corporate vision, “Best Care for All”, also applies to each and every member of the HHS family. Our best resource is you—our people, which is why Shine (Supporting Health IN Everyone), the new HHS wellness program, was developed.

This exciting new program will help bring wellness right to the workplace environment and provide support to staff, physicians, and volunteers in leading a healthier lifestyle. A range of wellness programs, events and initiatives have arrived to help you live well and work well. We look forward to seeing you soon!

*Important Note* If you would like 24/7 badge access to any of the Shine Employee Wellness Centres, please do not go to the Security Office yourself to make the request. All access requests must go through Jessica, the Wellness Coordinator. This is meant to streamline the process and ensure that everyone has completed the necessary paperwork. If you would like access, please head to the "Get Access" page to get started. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

September Lunch & Learn: "Building Healthy Relationships"

Not sure how to cope with challenging people at work or home? Want to build better relationships? 
Nearly everything we do involves another person. We are fortunate when our relationships go well, but sometimes they can be challenging. If you want to turn a stressful or strained relationship into a source of happiness, support and strength, then don’t miss this important talk.

Check out the flyer for all the details. 

Fall Fitness Class Registration NOW OPEN!!!

Get back into a healthy routine by registering for one or more fitness classes this fall! Convenient and affordable, the Shine 5-Class Pass and 10-Class Pass are available for those who would like to join, but need extra flexibility. Space is limited, so REGISTER today and make your fitness and well-being a priority this fall! Each 10-week session starts the week of September 19th!

Want to give spinning a try? Registration for the next 6-week session is now open as well. Space is limited, so reserve your seat soon!

Looking to join a gym? Check out our HHS Health & Fitness Directory to find out which local gyms are offering corporate discounts to HHS staff. 

 Want to be Financially Fit? Registration is NOW OPEN!
Take Control Over Your Money in Just 9 Weeks in Financial Fitness!

If you missed out on the Financial Fitness course this spring, we will be offering it again in the fall. If you would like to register, please sign up here

Please view, post and share the flyer

Register today for Strides for the General! 

Lace up your running shoes because the 6th annual Strides for The General, presented by Medtronic, is taking place on September 17 at Bayfront Park in Hamilton in support of Hamilton General Hospital Foundation! Now is the time to register, start training and fundraising! You have the power to make a tremendous impact in the lives of patients and staff at Hamilton General Hospital and the Regional Rehabilitation Centre.

Register online before 11:59 p.m. on July 31 to be eligible to win a fabulous prize package valued at over $700! You will also receive a $5 early-bird discount. For more information or to register and fundraise, visit www.hamiltonhealth.ca/strides.

Sign Up for a FREE Massage in 2016…Get Pampered at Work! 

If you like massages and could use a relaxing break, then you are in for a treat! We are pleased to offer FREE 10 minute table massages to interested HHS staff. Find out when a clinic is coming to your site and be sure to get your spot. Sign up sheets will be posted at your site two weeks prior to each clinic date. See below for dates and location details. Spaces are limited...first-come, first-served! 

Please view, share and post the Summer flyer and Fall flyer.

WLMH: August 22nd (2-5:30PM) in Conference Rooms A & B
CHED: August 29th (2-5:30PM) in the Ewart Lunch Room
Urgent Care Centre:
 Sept 12th (2-6PM) in Room C-17
JHCC: Sept 14th (2-6PM) in the Wellness Centre (M Wing, Level 1, Rm M1-15) 
MUMC: Sept 19th (2-6PM) in the Wellness Centre (1J3)
HGH: Sept 26th (2-6PM) in the Wellness Centre (4 North, Rm. 403)
SPH: Sept 28th (2-5:30PM) in the North Conference Room (Level 0)
JHCC: Oct 3rd (2-6PM) in the Wellness Centre (M Wing, Level 1, Rm M1-15) 
CHED: Oct 17th (2-5:30PM) in the Ewart Lunch Room 
WLMH: Nov 28th (2-5:30PM in Conference Rooms A & B
HGH: Dec 12th (2-6PM) in the Wellness Centre (4 North, Rm. 403)

Take the time to relax and unwind….you deserve it!

August EAP Feature: Relationships

Mohawk Shared Services Employee Assistance Program powered by LifeWorks is a confidential resource program brought to you and members of your immediate family by Hamilton Health Sciences to help you manage personal issues at work or at home. You can access the service online at www.lifeworks.com (ID: HHSC; Password: MSSI), or by calling 1-888-521-8300 to speak with a LifeWorks consultant. Call any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for professional, confidential support in addressing all of life’s questions.

Check out the latest EAP Feature: Relationships

Are You Ready to Quit Smoking For Good? 
Announcing a New Green Shield Canada Program for Benefits-eligible Employees 

GSC is launching a new and improved Smoking Cessation Program, effective February 1, 2016. The Program offers pharmacist-delivered counselling, along with smoking cessation drug therapy, to help you AND your dependents quit smoking

Click HERE for more information.

Want to Quit Smoking in 2016? 
FREE STOP on the Road Clinics are coming to Hamilton throughout 2016

Click here to find out when each 2016 session takes place and call the confidential Tobacco Hotline (905-540-5566 ext. 1) to get your spot! If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will receive 5 weeks of FREE nicotine replacement therapy...that's a $250 value! Don't delay--call the Tobacco Hotline and get ready for a smoke-free 2016! 

Manager EAP Feature (August 2016): Maximizing Teamwork

The theme of this month’s Manager Feature is: "Maximizing Teamwork". Check out this e-flyer that includes links to a variety of articles and resources--all available on the Lifeworks program website. Also included is program contact information and website access details. 

Want to know more about how your EAP can help?

Click on the link below to access an overview of your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services, as well as links to register for one of our orientation sessions scheduled for 2016 (delivered live via webinar in English or French).

2016 Schedule of Orientation Webinars

New Enhanced EAP Online Support via "Chat"!

What is chat?

  • Chat is confidential and easy to use. The service enables clients to communicate with a program consultant using a computer in an online, typed and instant conversation that takes place securely over your program website
  • Users can type questions into the chat window related to specific services available through the program, or inquire about educational materials or resources they may be seeking.
  • Consultants trained in all aspects of our service will respond to all chat requests; these are the same professionals who respond to calls to our toll-free number.
  • All chat users and their dependants must be at least 16 years of age.

Click here for the Introductory e-Flyer and check out the FAQs to learn more about this new exciting option!


Refresh and Recharge your Workday: Drop in for a few mindful moments over lunch
Check out the Be Mindful page for your site-specific details and mark your calendar!

Shine Employee Wellness Centres at HHS!

Did you know that there are Shine Employee Wellness Centres at Chedoke, JHCC, MUMC, SPH and HGH for all HHS staff, physicians and volunteers? We are excited to announce that the centre is now open for use, but there is a brief orientation process you must go through to gain 24/7 badge access to the centre. 

*New online orientations can be completed any time by clicking here and following a few easy steps. 

Please see the helpful FAQ sheet to answer some of the questions you may have about the Shine Employee Wellness Centres. 

For any additional questions, please contact Jessica at galopoulos@hhsc.ca.  See you there!

Shine Wellness Program Video

Healthy Recipes!

Looking for a new recipe to try? 

We have a collection of healthy recipes that are quick and easy to prepare, good for the body, and taste delicious. Enjoy!

Shine Healthy Recipe Collection

Shine Newsletter Sign-up

Simply fill in the form to receive our quarterly Shine
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First Week Challenge

Quit for One Week and You Could Win $500!

Check out the Challenge Fact Sheet, and find out more about the other resources available to help you Quit Smoking.

Be Mindful!

Check out the many opportunities coming to HHS soon!

Be Mindful