Saint Francis to Host Sixth Annual Business Health Summit

Saint Francis Medical Center’s Services to Business will host its sixth annual Business Health Summit on Wednesday, September 18, from 8 am to 2:30 pm in the Saint Francis Conference Center. The summit will feature keynote speaker, John Izzo, PhD.

This comprehensive, full-day conference will provide area human resources professionals, safety officers and risk management personnel with valuable insights about employee workers’ compensation and maintaining health and wellness among employees.

Izzo is a bestselling author, community leader, and business leadership expert who advises companies on how to create an authentic and desirable work environment. For over 20 years he has conducted pioneering work on employee engagement and helped leaders create exceptional corporate cultures. He inspires people toward personal resiliency, challenges them with new insights and leaves them with practical strategies to create the organization of the future.

The theme of Izzo’s presentation will be “Stepping up – How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything,” also the title of his latest book. He will offer inspiration and practical advice on how ordinary people can step up and make a difference at work, as well as show leaders how to create a workplace where people will choose to step up and take ownership.

Additional presentations at the summit will include: “Preparing for the Affordable Care Act” by Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Francis Medical Center; “Sleep Apnea and Workers” by Dennis J. Straubinger, DO, MPH, MRO, occupational medicine physician at Saint Francis; “Case Study: Changing Culture and Reducing Employee Expenses at Gates Rubber” by Glen E. Cooper, DO, MPH, MRO, occupational medicine physician at Saint Francis; “Concussions in the Community” by Heidi J. Hunter, MD, physical medicine and rehabilitation physician at Saint Francis; and “The Whys and Hows of a Job Demand Analysis” by Rob Bunger, ATC, CEAS, certified athletic trainer and certified ergonomic assessment specialist at Saint Francis.

For more information or to register for the summit at no cost, call 573-331-3996. Please register by Friday, September 13.

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