As a Crouse Hospital employee, you have a number of programs and events to make your journey to personal health and well-being successful. Take advantage of the convenience and supportive environment as you make lifestyle changes along the way.
Quitting is not easy. You may have short-term effects such as weight gain, irritability and anxiety. Some people try several times before succeeding. There are many ways to quit smoking. Some people stop "cold turkey." Others benefit from step-by-step manuals, counseling, medicines, products or treatments that help reduce nicotine addiction. These are provided at no charge to all Crouse Hospital employees through Employee Health Services. Contact Eileen Hall, NP, at 470-7582.
U.S. Government's BeFreeofTobacco Smoking Cessation Campaign
At Weight Watcher at Work meetings, you’ll find out all the latest information on eating right and living healthy. You’ll get the guidance you need to succeed and stay on track:
- Expert advice and support.
- Practical strategies to reach your goals.
- Confidential weigh-in.
- Interactive tools to stay on track between meetings when you subscribe to eTools.
The program emphasizes the need for a healthy, balanced diet including fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains — which is consistent with the USDA's new "My Plate."
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: 1 Memorial, Conference Room A
Contact: Sara Kohlbrenner at 470-8034
Cost: $39.95 per month with $25 employee reimbursement for attending 10 out of 12 sessions in 3 months.
Mark your calendar and join us in the Small Cafeteria the third Thursday of the month for brief, but highly informative sessions on important health topics. Healthy snacks are served; feel free to bring your lunch. Drawing for a door prize.
The Simply Well team plans special events during the year, such as the annual Winter Outing to Highland Forest and the Crouse Wellness Golf Tournament. Check the calendar often to see what's happening!
Meditation is a mind-body practice in Complementary Medicine that originated in ancient religious and spiritual traditions. There are many different types. Generally, a person who is meditating uses certain techniques, such as a specific posture, focused attention, and an open attitude toward distractions. In meditation, a person learns to focus attention. Some forms of meditation instruct the practitioner to become mindful of thoughts, feelings, and sensations and to observe them in a nonjudgmental way. Meditation may be practiced for reasons such as to increase calmness and physical relaxation, to improve psychological balance, to cope with illness, or to enhance overall health and well-being.
Wednesdays - 12:40 to 1 p.m.
Bob Mahar Memorial Chapel, 1 Memorial
Contact: Dr. Scott Treatman at 470-7441
Reiki is a Japanese form of healing, in which practitioners transfer cosmic energy through the palms of their hands to the patient, which allows for self-healing and a state of equilibrium. Reiki can open the body’s natural ability to treat ailments and reduce stress or pain.
Time: Noon to 12:45 p.m. Appointments must be made in advance.
Location: Employee Health Office, 8 Memorial,
Contact: Desiree Odom at 470-5664
Cost: No charge to Crouse Hospital employees.