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Friday, September 06, 2013 12:00 AM

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CELINA — Auglaize, Mercer and Van Wert County business leaders, local healthcare providers, along with wellness experts from around the state, will gather for a summit on work-site wellness on Sept. 18 at Romer’s Catering in Celina. The group will discuss The Affordable Care Act’s impact on workplace wellness programs; the importance of workplace wellness, which will include a round-table discussion by our local hospital CEOs; healthier employees equal less injuries and incidents; and promoting a culture of wellness.

The summit is hosted by West Central Ohio Regional Healthcare Alliace, Jt. Township District Memorial Hospital, Mercer Health Hospital, Van Wert County Hospital, Grand Lake Safety Council and Van Wert County Safety Council.

Featured speakers include Laura Hoag, Senior Consultant of Findley Davies; Carol Morrison, Manager BWC; Kevin Harlan, CEO Grand Lake Health Systems; Lisa Klenke, CEO Mercer Health; and Mark Minick, CEO Van Wert County Hospital.

The Affordable Care Act has fundamentally changed the way that healthcare providers are paid for their services. Reimbursement now involves incentives for keeping people healthy and out of the hospital, plus monetary penalties for admissions that were potentially avoidable, as well as unplanned re-admissions. Individuals spend half of their waking hours in the workplace, with 60 percent not achieving their daily required fitness activity or making healthy food and beverage choices. Employees’ health is at the core of an organization’s effectiveness. This workshop will help to provide answers on how we can work together to provide good health for all.

WCORHA is a network of community hospitals working together to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare services. For more information or to register, visit our website at


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