Cottage Health 2019 Culture Audit

N Health Careers Academy – Offering Health Careers Education and Hands-On Training to High School Students The San Marcos Health Careers Academy was created through a partnership with San Marcos High School, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Santa Barbara City College. The goal of the academy is to provide a wide variety of health career experiences so that, upon graduation, students will be prepared for entrance into colleges, universities or technical schools or for skilled entry-level jobs. Since 2001, Cottage Health has contributed financially, through donating patient care equipment and by providing facilities where students train during the three-year program, enabling them to learn through hands-on experience while teaching teamwork and problem solving. “The Health Careers Academy has opened many doors for me. I am grateful to have been part of it.” O Commuter Program – Work Travel Made Easy and Affordable Encouraging environmentally friendlier modes of transportation is the goal of the Commuter Program. Employees ease traffic and parking congestion and save money at the same time. Those who take the bus or train to work are eligible for a 50% reduction in ticket costs – up to $75 a month. Cottage also provides a 50% subsidy for van pools. In addition to the subsidy, employees who use alternative transportation at least 80% of the month are eligible for a cash payment up to $75 per month. “I needed to move 76 miles away to help care for my mother. Driving to work in traffic was a nightmare, but the commuter program made a world of difference. I take Amtrak along the beautiful coastline and then hop on a bus at that takes me straight to Cottage. It’s much faster, easier and cheaper.” P Wellness Benefits Program – Better Health and Other Rewards Cottage Health offers a comprehensive wellness program to help employees get healthy and stay healthy. The program includes health coaching, fitness challenges and health screenings for employees and their families. It also includes free onsite activities like yoga and seated massage. Financial incentives are offered to both employees and their enrolled dependents in the form of wellness dollars. Eligible employees and dependents can each earn up to $550 per year. The program features: • SBCH Healthy Balance Program – an 8-week nutrition and weight- loss program with personal coaching and follow-up support • Employees receive incentive to visit their primary care provider for annual blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings • Fitness Center at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital open for employee use • Tuohy Foundation Aquatic Center at Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital offers classes for patients and employees, with its outdoor pool also open for independent exercise 8/94 Start | Contents | Highlights | General Information | Hiring & Welcoming | Inspiring | Speaking | Listening | Thanking | Developing | Caring | Celebrating | Sharing • Highlights 6.11