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Advisory Committee Chair

Richard M Shewchuk

Advisory Committee Members

Haiyan Qu

Greg Carlson

Stephen J O'Conner

Nancy Shepherd

Document Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2014

Degree Name by School

Executive Doctor of Science (DSc) School of Health Professions

Abstract

The health and wellness of employees is of strategic importance for healthcare organizations to achieve leadership in accountable care and health reform. This study sought to discover whether an organizational program, focused on health promotion and wellness for employees, has a value to the organization. This quantitative evaluation study examines variables of a wellness program implemented at a medical facility in the United States by determining the medical costs among participants and non-participants of the facility sponsored wellness program. The results of the study provide valuation evidence concerning the program's value to the organization.

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