April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day aims to help people across the U.S. understand the value of advance healthcare planning. For 2017, NHDD will be a week long event, from April 16 to 22.

The New York State Health Care Proxy Law allows you to appoint someone you trust – for example, a family member or close friend – to make health care decisions for you if you lose the ability to make decisions yourself. By appointing a health care agent, you can make sure that health care providers follow your wishes. Your agent can also decide how your wishes apply as your medical condition changes. Hospitals, doctors and other other health care providers must follow your agent’s decisions as if they were your own.

Read more about health care agents and complete a Health Care Proxy form.

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Lunch-and-Learn About Nutrition!

Join us in this one-hour session to learn basic tips on how to eat healthy. Also included are strategies for grocery shopping, tips for parents and their families, staple foods to keep in your pantry, and quick and easy recipes when you’re on the go! Healthy MEE QualifyingActivity

  • Tuesday, April 11
  • 12pm-1pm
  • MSHC | Bonavita Room

Register today!

Yoga Beginner Level 2 Starts Next Week

Have you heard yoga is onsite? Join us Mondays in April, beginning 4/3, from 6pm-7pm in the MSHC Chapel for yoga led by instructors from Heartspace Yoga! This is a beginner level 2 class – perfect for those who may have taken a yoga class before, or never at all. Yoga props will be available to accommodate beginner skill levels. Registration is required, and class is capped at 20 participants.

Best of all, this series is open to ALL Ellis Medicine employees, FREE of charge! Read reviews and view photos from past yoga series here!



Mission SLIMpossible – Registration is OPEN!

Register today for this year’s Mission SLIMpossible weight loss challenge!

Registration must be completed by March 27!

Things you need to know about this year’s challenge:

  • Off-shift or satellite worker and can’t make it to a weigh-in? That’s OK! This year, we are accepting self-reported weight from any Ellis employee (and their spouse/significant other) that wants to participate – just register!
  • Speaking of spouses and significant others – they can participate too! What’s the benefit? First, support at home is important for lifestyle improvement. Get your spouse or significant involved this year! Their information will be requested at registration. Second, we’ll have a prize for the couple with the highest percent weight lost at the end of the challenge!
  • Want a healthy snack on the house? Get your manager involved! Any manager who completes Mission SLIMpossible will be entered into a raffle to win a healthy snack for their team! Share this information with them!