2019 Hospital System Industry Group Forum: Safety Beyond the Workplace – Strategies to Maximize Employee Wellness


Wednesday, Oct. 23

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

Most employers encourage employees to follow best practices when it comes to safety in the workplace, but safe handling practices in the healthcare setting is a different ball game. What happens when an employee who works in the healthcare industry isn’t on the clock? Does he/she follow the same safety principles encouraged in the workplace?  This webinar will explore the correlation of safety within and away from the workplace, the hazards that an employee can face at home, and different ways to encourage safety and wellness to minimize accidents and injuries.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Log in to your DMEC account prior to registering to receive member pricing.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of why workplace safety programs should try to reach the employee outside of work.
  • Explore different strategies aimed at reaching the employee and their family.
  • Hear from an employer that uses this focus as they work with their employees under their wellness program.


Allison Ledford
Director, Employee Wellness
Norton Healthcare

Allison has focused the majority of her career working with a diverse and aging population by challenging herself and teams to implement innovative solutions that will motivate and educate individuals within our communities to improve health outcomes. Allison has been part of Norton Healthcare since 2009 and, prior to that, worked with CSX Railroad as a wellness case manager and personal trainer at Indiana University’s recreational sports facilities. She holds certifications as a personal trainer, clinical exercise physiologist, and worksite wellness program manager, and is trained as a diabetes prevention program facilitator through the YMCA. Allison has also reached faculty status with the Wellness Councils of America and serves on national and community committees that focus on population/worksite health and wellness.

Derek Stren
Director of Workforce Reporting & Insights

At Unum, Derek is responsible for providing consultative support to large case clients in their goal to reduce absences. His focus includes return-to-work programs, lost time analyses, and benchmarking client performance against peers. Prior to joining Unum, Derek was a VP of customer relations at CareWorks of Ohio, Ltd. He spent more than 20 years at CareWorks focused on implementing return-to-work programs, and ensuring the success of his clients in managing their worker’s compensation programs. In particular, he worked with a large block of public sector employers such as State of Ohio, state universities, cities, and townships, and was deeply involved in implementation of beneficial programs for these entities. Derek is a graduate of Hiram College in Ohio.


This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 CPDM, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify CEU credit.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

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