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!


You CAN Stay On Track Over the Holidays!

Let's be honest...with Christmas treats aplenty and holiday parties galore, the month of December can (mercilessly) put our healthy eating habits to the test, and even set us back a few steps from reaching our goals. The good news is that gaining the proverbial 5 -10 pounds over the holidays does not have to be your destiny this year! You just have to be intentional, plan ahead, and follow through on a few healthy eating and drinking strategies to enjoy the season without sacrificing your goals. Here are a few tips and recipes to help you plan for a healthy, happy holiday season:

Holiday Drinking Tips: Be Healthy, Not Hungover! (includes mocktail recipes too!)
5 Healthy Eating Tips to Survive the Holidays
Healthy Dip Recipes
(so good you'll want to make a double batch, just don't double dip!)


FREE Event: 2016 Wellness Expo at Mohawk College!


2017 LUNCH & Learn Series:
Yes,
FREE FOOD & PRIZES
will Actually Be Provided!!!

JANUARY: "Make Your 2017 Fitness Resolutions Stick" with Vince Guagliano (5 Star Fitness) - REGISTER for the session and FREE Pita Pit Lunch!

FEBRUARY: “When Your Feet Hurt All Over” with Jim Marando, DCh.
REGISTER for the session and FREE Snacks, Swag, and a chance to win a brand new pair of New Balance shoes!

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR ONCE REGISTERED SO YOU DON’T FORGET!!!


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 Fall flyer.

HGH: Dec 12th (2-6PM) in the Wellness Centre (4 North, Rm. 403) - sign up sheet posted on Wellness Centre door

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


December EAP Feature: "Mindfulness"

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: Mindfulness


Work-Life Balance...learn how to get more!


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 (December 2016): Mindful Manager

The theme of this month’s Manager Feature is: "Mindful Manager". 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!


Get Refreshed with MINDFULNESS FOR LUNCH!

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
e-Newsletter right to your inbox.
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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