Employee and Family Resources program awarded for innovative offerings

Employee and Family Resources program awarded for innovative offerings


(l-r): Pamela Valenzuela, executive director, EASNA; Bud Wassell, EFR program coordinator; Melanie DuPon, senior account executive, Beacon Health Options

The Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA) awarded YNHHS its 12th annual Corporate Award for the Employee and Family Resources (EFR) program.

Each year, EASNA recognizes a company that demonstrates excellence and innovation in its employee assistance programming and service delivery. An independent panel of judges selected YNHHS for its extensive programming, leadership and support and impressive outcomes and impact on the health system’s workplace.

YNHHS’ comprehensive EFR program includes work/life and legal/financial services, along with internal resources dedicated to wellness. Key program elements also include meditations, depression screenings, awareness trainings for supervisors and mindfulness programs to help employees develop resilience in the face of daily caregiving stresses.

To meet the unique needs of a health system, EFR also offers the Resident Wellness Visit Program for medical residents to increase resilience and prevent burnout. An on-site counselor teaches first-year residents about the program and provides an opportunity to discuss concerns.

The EASNA is a trade association focused on advancing knowledge, research, and best practices toward achieving healthy and productive workplaces.