First Regional Hospital Wellness Conference to Take Place August 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA

Royal Palm Beach, FL, June 09, 2011 --( The Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC),, has partnered with the Corporate Health and Wellness Association (CHWA), to provide an educational platform surrounding employee health and wellness within hospitals and healthcare providers in the region.

In the January 2011 Report of the AHA “A Call to Action: Creating a Culture of Health,” one of the key reasons for hospitals to improve their health and wellness programs is to “provide an example of health to the community.” Top challenges hospitals have faced when attempting to implement effective health and wellness programs include motivating employees over time, managing financial restraints or limitations, measuring program effectiveness and ROI and creating a culture of health.

“Hospitals are at the core of our nation’s healthcare systems. The critical role that our hospitals play within our communities makes it important for these facilities to create and culture and atmosphere of comprehensive health promotion and workforce wellbeing,” stated by Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Corporate Health and Wellness Association. “It is important that the HR and Benefits Managers of these institutions come together to identify emerging trends and best practices in health and wellness moving forward,” Stephano added.

This intensive one-day event will explore various case studies from leading employers that have succeeded in their wellness initiatives. Come sit in on educational sessions and networking dedicated to corporate wellness, value-based benefit design, and reducing healthcare cost through health and wellness promotion. Benefits/HR Specialists, Wellness Managers, Healthcare Executives, Chief Nurse Executives and Directors of Hospitals, Health Systems and Clinics are just a few of the key prospects that will be in attendance.

“HASC is proud to partner with the Corporate Health and Wellness Association to sponsor this important conference that will highlight on the critical role hospitals and other healthcare providers play in their communities in creating a culture of health. This informative event will present examples of employee wellness initiatives from leading hospitals and provide strategies and tactics to assist organization seeking to start or enhance their existing wellness program,” stated Teri Hollingsworth, VP of Human Resources Services at the Hospital Association of Southern California.

About the CHWA

The CHWA is a not-for-profit organization made up of top U.S. employers from both the private and public sectors focused on health, wellness, prevention and disease management for employers, employees and their families. The goal of the CHWA is to promote health and wellness in the workplace and to foster an atmosphere of education and engagement with health and wellness programs in the workplace. The association is one of the official sponsors of the Corporate Wellness Magazine,, and the Corporate Wellness Conference, For more information on the association and to find out how to join as a member please visit www.

About the HASC

The HASC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) regional trade association. The mission of HASC is to serve the political, economic, informational and educational needs of hospitals and to help improve the quality and accessibility of health services. HASC consists of 170 hospitals (public, private, not-for-profit and for-profit). The region covers six counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino. The association provides members with public policy development and advocacy, education and the latest technical and industry information, and products and services. It serves as a forum for improving access and quality, financial performance improvement, revenue cycle management, integrated service delivery, post-discharge patient transitions to post-acute continuum providers, end-of-life care, and a host of other subject areas to keep our members informed and equipped for change. For more information on the association and to find out how to join as a member please visit

Corporate Health & Wellness Association
Sarah Michele Hunt