Common Stressors

  • Dealing with Challenging Patients

  • Caregiver Burnout

  • Extended or Irregular Shifts

  • Lack of Control Over Work Environment

  • Loss of Sleep and Family Time

Health care workers have higher stress levels than employees of any other industry, including the professional, business service and retail sectors. According to a CareerBuilder survey, 69% of workers reported feeling stressed and 17% reported feeling highly stressed. The high levels of daily stress faced by nurses, hospital administrators, PAs, physicians and other medical professionals, places them at an elevated risk for burnout and can be linked to several negative consequences, including:

  • Lower Patient Satisfaction and Care Quality

  • Higher Medical Error Rates

  • Malpractice Risk

  • Turnover

  • Alcohol/Drug Abuse and Addiction

With this in mind, CuraLinc provides health care clients with tailored resources and flexible plan design options that prevent burnout and help employees boost their emotional fitness and wellbeing. In addition, beyond the features and resources found in the employee assistance program (EAP) model for clients in all industries, CuraLinc’s programs for hospital systems and other health care employers deliver specialized support when the negative effect of stress impacts job performance and productivity.

IMPAIRED PROFESSIONALS PROGRAM (IPP)     IPP was designed with the needs of medical professionals, and the organizations they serve, in mind.  This program, which is included in the EAP model for all hospital and health care clients, provides a single designated point of contact, an initial assessment offered within 48 hours, referrals to specialty treatment programs and doctorate-level providers who have experience working with physicians to resolve personal and work-related concerns — as well as confidential compliance reports, including compliance with any aftercare recommendations, for up to 12 months.

WORKPLACE SAFETY CONSULTATION     Hospital and health care settings commonly experience issues that threaten workplace safety, ranging from disturbed and disruptive patients to robberies and muggings to a local crisis. CuraLinc provides expert consultation and, when necessary, onsite critical incident response resources to improve workplace safety and mitigate the negative effects of dangerous situations.

INTERNAL INTEGRATION     CuraLinc will work with internal leaders, such as a hospital CNO, as well as key departments, such as Occupational Health, to propagate EAP messaging to employees who can benefit from counseling and work-life resources.

EAP TECHNOLOGY SUITE     Hospital and health care workers, who are typically astute EAP consumers, can chat live with licensed mental health clinicians, schedule video counseling and connect with the program through the digital behavioral health platform.

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Every year, CuraLinc measures the impact of EAP and MAP services on employee health and productivity. The following is a short summary of outcomes from the hospital and health care sector. To review outcomes across all verticals, visit

  • The average SPS-6 (productivity) improvement was higher within hospital and health care, 8.08 points, than in any other industry.

  • From among hospital or health care employees who missed at least 40 hours of work prior to EAP participation, just 24% missed any time at all after using the program.