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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!

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop Coming this Fall!

The Chronic Disease Self-Management program is a FREE 6-week workshop for people with ongoing health conditions. You will learn empowering, research-based healing skills to help you cope with life challenges and stressful conditions in a supportive small group setting. All participants will receive the book, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions, 4th Ed. Eligible HHS staff from any site are invited to attend. Space is limited, so register soon to avoid disappointment! Parking provided for those without HGH campus parking. 

When: Mondays (starting Oct 16th until Nov 27th)  
Where: Hamilton General Hospital (3 Lower North, Rm. 323)
Time: 9:30AM – 12:00PM 
Cost: FREE (light snacks provided too!)

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Green Shield Canada’s (GSC) Dietitian Health Coaching Program Now Available to HHS Plan Members!

Effective March 1, 2017, all employees and eligible dependents of HHS who are enrolled in the Extended Health Care (EHC) benefit plan with GSC will have access to health coaching with a registered dietitian, to a maximum of $200. The program is available at participating Loblaws or Sobeys locations, including the Sobeys located at 977 Golf Links Rd. in Ancaster.

Eating sensibly can be very challenging at times. If you feel that you could make healthier food choices, but aren’t quite sure where to start, this program can help! For more information on how the program works, please click here to view Green Shield’s communication.

Registration NOW OPEN for Financial Fitness Fall 2017!

Join your colleagues for a 9-week program that will equip you with tools and skills you need to help you get out of debt, save for retirement, and put you and your family on the path to financial wellness. This is the class where you will learn more effective ways of gaining control over your finances in a fun and supportive environment. 

If what you’ve been doing hasn’t been working (or it's working pretty well, but you want to see if you can get things rolling even better!), then don’t miss this unique opportunity. Hundreds of your colleagues have been through this life-changing program...now it's your turn! REGISTER today!

 2017 LUNCH & Learn Series:

SEPTEMBER 2017: "Bouncing Back: How to Stay Resilient During Life's Challenges" with Wendy Murdock (EAP)
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OCTOBER 2017: "Survival Course: Creating Balance in Your Life" with Wendy Murdock (EAP)
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REGISTER for one or ALL of these amazing sessions! 

Sign Up for a FREE Massage in 2017…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 15 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 approximately two weeks prior to each clinic date. See below for dates and location details. Spaces are limited...first-come, first-served! 

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July 31st: SPH (North Conference Room)
Aug 21st: JHCC (Wellness Centre, M Wing, Level 1)
Aug 28th: Criticall (TBD)
Sept 11th: WLMH (Conference Rooms A & B)
Sept 18th: HGH (Wellness Centre, 4North, Rm. 403)
Sept 25th: MUMC (Wellness Centre, 1J3)
Oct 2nd: King West (23rd Floor, Rm. 23-009/010)
Oct 11th: RJCHC (Conf. Rm. 1-014B)
Oct 16th: UCC (Room C-17)
Oct 23rd: JHCC (JH Wellness Centre)
Oct 30th: SPH (North Conference Room)

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

July EAP Feature: "It Takes a Village (to raise kids)"

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: It Takes a Village

 Are You Ready to Quit Smoking For Good? 

Access the Green Shield Canada Program for Benefits-eligible Employees 

The GSC smoking cessation 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 2017? 
FREE STOP on the Road Clinics are coming to Hamilton throughout 2017

Click here to find out when each 2017 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 (July 2017): Stress Management Tips for Managers

The theme of this month’s Manager Feature is: "Stress Management Tips for Managers". 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. 

 Get 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 King West, 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

New HHS Pilot: Try Hamilton Bike Share!

First 150 HHS staff members to register pay only $32 +HST for an annual SoBi membership (60% off regular $85 rate)! 

Get all the details and register here!
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Friendly Streets Hamilton

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Click poster below to learn more about Friendly Streets Hamilton! 

Stretch to Shine!

Keep shining by stretching daily. 

Try these job-specific stretch routines to help you feel your best at work!

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Back Pain? We've got your back!

These visual tips will help you take care of your back and reduce your risk for back pain.

We've Got Your Back (infographic)
We've Got Your Back (printer-friendly)

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

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e-Newsletter right to your inbox.
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Be Mindful!

Check out the many opportunities coming to HHS soon!

Be Mindful
Mindfulness for Lunch (RJCHC, SPH, MUMC)
Mindfulness for Lunch (King West)

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.