Conference shows employers how to improve morale and profits through health and wellness
By Mary Facciani Apr 19, 2016
Employee engagement in healthcare has become one of the top priorities for employer groups across the nation. No matter what industry your business is in, employees who are engaged in their health care aren’t just healthier, they are more productive at work.
According to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace study, Employee Engagement Insights for U.S. Business Leaders, disengaged employees cost US companies between $450 to 500 billion per year. The same study found that only 30 percent of America’s workers are engaged in their jobs. If organizations could double the number of engaged employees, it would improve balance sheets and the economy as a whole.
To maintain a healthy and productive workforce, employees need to be engaged in a positive way. The 2016 Wyoming Health and Wellness Employer Conference is designed to help organizations engage workers in a way that affects their bottom lines. The conference is a partnership between Wyoming Medical Center and the Wyoming Business Coalition on Health.
The conference, “You Have the Power: Improving morale and profits through employee engagement in healthcare and wellness,” is May 5 at the Parkway Plaza in Casper.
We are very excited about the national and local presenters scheduled to speak. They are experts in the field of health plan management, benefit design and workplace wellness. Keynote speakers include:
- Larry Aldrich, chairman of Employers Health Alliance of Arizona and president of Aldrich Capital Company, and advisory and investment firm
- Robin DiMatteo, Ph.D., Distinguished Emerita Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside; and a researcher and consultant on healthcare delivery
- Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D., consultant and speaker in stress management and corporate health promotion
A pre-conference workshop focusing on stress reduction will be May 4 at Wyoming Medical Center. Seats are limited to the first 50 registrants.
Mary Facciani is director of population health at Wyoming Medical Center. Mary has been in the health and wellness industry for nearly 16 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology and health education from the University of Wyoming and has a master’s degree in health services. She specializes in corporate wellness and value-based health program design, and previously worked at the City of Casper as their health promotions specialist.