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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - CentraState Receives Excellence Award for its Wellness Program

Contact: Karen Lippai, Public Relations & Marketing (732) 294-7080

CentraState Receives Excellence Award for its Wellness Program

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP—The Delaware Valley HR Awards, Inc., recently awarded CentraState Healthcare System the 2013 Human Resources Award for Excellence for its innovative wellness program.

Created for employees it self-insures, CentraState’s wellness program includes health risk assessments and biometric screenings, nutrition and fitness workgroups and education seminars, a wellness coordinator and personalized wellness plans. The goal is to help employees identify health risk factors while providing supportive wellness activities to help reduce those risk factors.      

CentraState believes that having healthy employees is essential to providing quality health care to its patients. “Over the course of eight years, CentraState has developed a comprehensive wellness program that not only has improved the physical and mental well-being of our employees, but also has helped the organization contain costs,” says Tracey Saliski, coordinator, Wellness Program, CentraState Healthcare System.

In an economic environment where many nationwide employers have experienced double-digit percentage increases in health insurance costs, CentraState has contained health care expenses at a rate lower than the national trend over the past five years. “Our program has allowed for reinvestment of these savings into other programs that benefit our employees, including facility improvements, wage increases and education advancement opportunities. Our wellness program has become ingrained in our culture and strategic efforts and will only continue to improve in the future,” continues Saliski.

About CentraState Healthcare System:
CentraState Healthcare System is a nonprofit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, a health and wellness campus, three senior living communities, a Family Medicine Residency Program, and a charitable foundation. CentraState’s teaching program is sponsored by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

About The Delaware Valley HR Department of the Year:
The Delaware Valley HR Department of the Year was founded in 1998 by Scott Rosen, president of the Rosen Group. His belief was that HR professionals should receive recognition for what they do and the growth and change they produce within their organizations. He envisioned this program would raise the bar for HR professionals and be a successful attribute in the HR industry.

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