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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!

October Lunchtime Session: "Declutter Your Life"

Learn useful and effective tips on organizing your home and office, including simple ways to cut clutter, reduce stress, increase productivity and form positive lifelong habits. Elaine Jermy, Professional Organizer, has motivated many people with her humorous, candid presentations.

Check out the flyer for all the details. 

October is Ergonomics Month – Participate and Win!

At work, we use our muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints to perform a variety of tasks everyday. At times these tasks or the way we do them can place a high demand on our bodies, causing pain and discomfort. In some cases, it may lead to a more serious injury called a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD). To raise awareness of ergonomics and MSD hazards in the workplace, we are focusing on MSD prevention through the month of October.

View the flyer for ways to participate and win some great prizes!

Party Without the Smoke this Holiday Season!
Enter the Shine QUIT & WIN Contest - $250 Grand Prize!

Quit for the month of December and you will be entered to win $250! For more information and to register for the Contest, check out the Contest page. Please view, share, print and post the contest flyer.

 "Go the distance” at the Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope!

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is once again an official charity partner in the Hamilton Marathon, which is ranked as the number-one qualifier for The Boston Marathon. The event will be held Saturday, November 5 & Sunday, November 6 at Confederation Park in Hamilton and features a 1K for kids (also open to people of all ages with health or mobility challenges), 5K and 10K races, as well as a full and half marathon.

As a charity partner with the Hamilton Marathon, we need your help. Fundraising is essential for this event as your registration fees are retained by the event organizers. All fundraising proceeds support research, education and medical equipment. Governments do not fund medical equipment in our hospitals; we are 100% dependent on community support for these essential tools. You have the power to transform health care across our supported hospital sites!

Please view and share the flyer. For further information and to register, please go to www.hamiltonhealth.ca/marathon   

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.

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: Oct 3rd (2-6PM) in the North Conference Room (Level 0)
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!

Join the Change4Life VIP Get Active Challenge!

The Change4Life "VIP Get Active Challenge" is a six-week challenge that will help you kick-start your physical activity levels while competing with others. Check out the FAQs for all the details. 

WHEN: September 12th (NOW!!!) - October 21st, 2016

HOW: If you are a Green Shield benefits eligible employee and would like to enter, simply visit GSC's Plan Member Online Services between Aug 29 and Sept 12 and fill in the registration form. It's that easy!

WHY: The winning individual (most steps taken during the challenge) will receive 10,000 bonus points at the end of the challenge period. Members from the winning team (most average total steps taken per team member) will each receive 1,000 bonus points.


October EAP Feature: "Work-life Fit for Everyone"

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: Work-life Fit for Everyone

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 (October 2016): Work-life Fit for Everyone

The theme of this month’s Manager Feature is: "Work-life Fit for Everyone". 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

*NEW* FREE Weekly Drop-in Fitness Coaching Hours

Every Wednesday from 4-6PM at the Shine Wellness Centres

Drop by the Shine Wellness Centre at your site to meet with a personal trainer for FREE! They will work with you to set goals and create a fitness program that will help you get results safely and effectively. Start getting the most out of your workouts! 

Click here to learn more!

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