Hospitals to share HeartMath best practices
Sunday, 15 May 2011 16:00
May 17 marks the beginning of the three-day HeartMath Best Practices Conference, where hospital administrators will gather to share the ways in which the employee wellness program
has boosted performance and reduced workplace stress
Moreover, Todd C. Linden, president and chief executive officer of Grinnell Regional Medical Center in Iowa, will be blogging daily about the most interesting findings of the 19 scheduled panels and presentations.
"I'm delighted to share my thoughts on a progressive approach to stress management
that many hospitals are now providing to their employees," Linden said. "The conference presentations include hospitals that have employed HeartMath's research-based approach, which depicts the stress and performance relationship through science."
Linden's blog will be accessible through HeartMath.com, GRMC.us and TheHealthcareBlog.com.
Among the topics to be discussed and presented at the conference are HeartMath integration techniques and fostering staff well-being as well as research and findings about the program and its efficacy.
Hospitals are perhaps an ideal setting for programs like those offered by HeartMath, since many healthcare workers endure long shifts, make difficult decisions on a daily basis and are under intense pressure while on the job.