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Wellness Works Offers Seminars to Help You “Optimize Your Time”

To meet the high demands of the healthcare profession, many employees will overextend themselves. Working long hours, skipping breaks and fulfilling overwhelming requests can drain an employee mentally and physically. Unfortunately, for most people, the stress doesn’t end at the parking garage. Managing finances, households, families and health can add to the already high stress level from work.

Carebridge, Crozer-Keystone’s work/life and Employee Assistance Program (EAP), provides eligible employees at CKHS’ five hospitals with information that can help alleviate some of the stress associated with everyday challenges at work and home. “Optimizing Your Time,” a free 45-minute lunchtime seminar presented by Carebridge representatives, will be held throughout this month at all five locations listed below. The seminar will begin at noon and registration is not required.

  • Taylor Hospital
  • Springfield Hospital
  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center
  • Delaware County Memorial Hospital
  • Community Hospital

The seminar is supported by Wellness Works. Employees who attend will earn 10 points on their 2011 Healthy Lifestyle Tracker. In addition, participants will learn how stressful events can be caused by distorted or misdirected perceptions of the event, and how these views can lead to feelings of irritation, frustration and fear. The objective is for participants to acquire skills to challenge destructive thoughts or behavior and replace them with realistic self-talk.

“We hope that our employees take advantage of the valuable programs offered though Carebridge, from the online resource, one-on-one counseling sessions, to the upcoming seminars,” says Bill Kreider, vice president of Human Resources. “By making Crozer-Keystone a healthy place to work, we can make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve as well. It’s just one more way CKHS is making it easier for everyone to be healthy." 

Crozer-Keystone’s Choices benefit program provides eligible CKHS employees with fully paid support for personal and family issues through Carebridge programs such as “Optimizing Your Time.” Carebridge assists employees in dealing with a range of problems from drug or alcohol abuse, to relationship issues, to retirement planning, to purchasing a home. Assistance is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and remains confidential. 

To access Carebridge services at any time, call 1-800-437-0911, log on to their website via the “Quick Links” section of Benefits on the Web at or e-mail Carebridge at For additional information about Carebridge, call Employee Benefit Services at (610) 595-6380 or 19-6380.

This program supports the mission and goals of Wellness Works, which helps Crozer-Keystone employees achieve a healthy lifestyle through health promotion and disease prevention. Employees who participate in these programs may be eligible to receive credit on their Healthy Lifestyle Tracker. For more information about Wellness Works, contact Susan Winkles at (610) 595-6387 or 19-6387.

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