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PHCS Employee Assistance Program Engages New Clients

Jan 31, 2017
Princeton HealthCare System's Employee Assistance Program (EAP)—which provides counseling for life challenges that may affect employees' job performance, health or personal well-being—recently engaged six new clients.

The clients include the New Jersey municipalities of Manville, Ewing and Robbinsville, Cooper Pest Solutions, Passaic County Technical Institute and The College of New Jersey. Employees of those entities now have access to the full array of services offered by EAP, which provides timely and professional aid in resolving personal, family and work-related problems for approximately 25,000 employees and their families.

The EAP's mission to provide exceptional, compassionate service through face-to-face diagnostic assessments, counseling and short-term therapy for clients' employees and their adult household members, including adult children who are away at college.

"Our EAP has been active since the mid-1980s, and the recent growth is unprecedented," said Richard Wohl, Senior Vice President, Princeton HealthCare System. "We have an outstanding staff and an established network of providers well prepared for the additional clients."

Why Companies Use an EAP
"Providing access to an EAP has proven to be highly effective for the wider success of organizations and their individual employees," said Susan Weinstein, LCSW, EAP, Manager of the EAP. "Studies have demonstrated that employers utilizing an EAP maintain a more productive, effective, and functional working environment. The primary goal is to ensure the well-being of employees so that they can consistently contribute to the growth and success of the organization."

EAP's client organizations and their employees can access:

  • Local and regional clinical experts in behavioral health, substance abuse, and counseling
  • Work/life services
  • Legal assistance
  • Financial assistance
  • Management consultations
  • Crisis services, critical incident response services
  • Employee orientations
  • Supervisory training
  • Management reports
  • Employee workshops
  • EAP newsletters
  • Coordination of referrals for ongoing treatment
  • Substance abuse professional (SAP) services
  • Fitness for duty assessments
  • Occupational health services

EAP services are provided by professionals at Princeton House Behavioral Health and an affiliate network of more than 250 credentialed EAP providers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Benefits to EAP's client organizations include a demonstrated increase in worker productivity, reduction in lost time related to employee issues, assistance in managing issues that may affect employees' work, a shared behavioral health risk and workers who feel supported and valued by their employers.

About Princeton HealthCare System
Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Andy Williams, 609-252-8785
anwilliams@princetonhcs.org