Welcome to the January/February edition of the To Your Health!
Associate Wellness Newsletter. Explore the many ways Montefiore actively
places employee well-being at the forefront, fostering a workplace culture that
deeply values and supports the holistic health of our diverse and dedicated workforce.

January Events:  
Carebridge Caregiver Support Check-In
Learn steps to preserve your own emotional health and wellbeing as a caregiver
Associate Wellness: Mindful Mondays
15-minute mindfulness practices to focus on a compassionate connection with our bodies.
Thursday, January 4
3:00 – 3:30pm

Mondays, Jan 8, 22 & 29
10:00 – 10:15am

Associate Wellness: Nutrition Sampler – Fact or Myth?
Uncover some of the common nutrition

Associate Wellness: New Year Blessing
Come together and set your values,
intentions, and vision for 2024.
Wednesday, January 10
12:00 – 12:30pm
Wednesday, January 10
3:00 – 4:00pm

Carebridge: Grief & Loss Check-In
Strategies to help you cope and continue to heal from the grief of loss.

Associate Wellness: Meditation with Dr. Camacho – New Year, New Attitude
Learn meditation and self-care skills to set yourself up for success in the new year.
Thursday, January 11
2:30 – 3:00pm

Thursday, January 11
12:00 – 1:00pm

Carebridge: Coping with Stress Check-In
Learn coping strategies you can start using today to manage stress more effectively.

Carebridge: Set New Goals with the
Wellness Wheel

Live webinar to self-evaluate your
wellbeing in all areas of health.
Tuesday, January 16
2:00 – 2:30pm
Thursday, January 18
12:00 – 12:30pm

Associate Wellness: Bringing Creative
Play into the New Year

Explore the importance of play and novelty
for our emotional wellness with online art-making techniques.

Carebridge: Preventing Burnout Check-In
Learn the signs and symptoms of burnout.
Monday, January 22
12:00 – 1:00pm
Thursday, January 25
3:00 – 3:30pm


February Events:  
Associate Wellness: Mindful Mondays
15-minute mindfulness practices to focus
on a compassionate connection with our bodies.
Associate Wellness: It's in the Blood
Understanding blood cancer risk, prevention and healing.
Mondays, February 5, 12 & 26
10:00 – 10:15am
Monday, February 5
12:00 – 1:00pm

Associate Wellness: Get the Most
"Bang for Your Buck" (literally)

Learn how to cut food costs AND keep
sodium and saturated fat to a minimum for heart health.

Associate Wellness: Meditation with Dr. Camacho – New Year, New Attitude
Learn meditation and self-care skills to set yourself up for success in the new year.
Wednesday, February 7
12:00 – 1:00pm
Thursday, February 15
12:00 – 1:00pm

Carebridge: The Impact of Stress on Your Heart
Live webinar to learn how to take care of your heart by reducing stress.

Associate Wellness: Healing Hearts for Health and Wellbeing
Learn about the links between heart health
and physical health, lifestyle, and mental health.
Thursday, February 15
12:00 – 12:30pm
Wednesday, February 21
12:00 – 1:00pm

Associate Wellness: Creating Heart Maps for Insight & Intention Setting
A creative workshop where you'll create heart maps to process experiences.
Monday, February 26
12:00 – 1:00pm



Looking to prioritize more physical fitness this year?

Check out our updated Gym Discount flyer from Associate Wellness to learn more about what facility discounts you can receive as a Montefiore Einstein Associate.

Belonging Contributes to Wellbeing

Associate Wellness encourages you to become involved in creating
positive change around belonging and community by joining a
Business Resource Group that connects with you.

In Honor of Black History Month:

Connect with the

Black Associates
Business Resource Group

The Black Associates Business
Resource Group aims to provide
a supportive, uplifting, equitable, and
inclusive space for Black associates
and allies within our organization.

There are possibilities to engage in the
following focus areas:

  • Career Development: We understand the importance of professional growth and advancement.
  • Cultural Awareness & Education: Recognizing the value of diverse perspectives, we will promote cultural awareness through informative sessions, discussions and events. Our goal is to foster an environment where our collective heritage and experiences are acknowledged, celebrated and understood.
  • Advocacy & Community: We aim to enhance Montefiore's brand to the community as an equitable organization offering opportunities and fair representation.

In Honor of
Caregivers Day on February 16:

Connect with the

Working Parents & Caregivers
Business Resource Group

The Working Parents & Caregivers BRG focuses on the following areas:

  • Providing recommendations to Montefiore Einstein on initiatives and activities that may better support the retention and attraction of working parents and caregivers.
  • Exploring the cultural understanding as it relates to being a working parent or caregiver and the particular demands this creates for the individual.

Click HERE to learn more about the Business Resource Groups
at Montefiore Einstein.


Wellness Spotlight Q&A

Fernanda Gonzales
Patient Care Associate – Moses, Bariatric Surgery Department

Tell us about the well-being activities you are involved in?
I try to be active. I do the Monte-Mile every morning before starting work. In the summer I walk the park near my campus, and I walk to the Botanical garage to pick up my car from the Moses Campus. I have joined the YMCA and Weight Watchers and meditate.

What motivated you to get started?
What motivated me is my health. I am a diabetic and asthmatic. I was a ticking time bomb. I met a wellness nurse that I see periodically, and she will push me every time to get the right specialist to get my health checked. Whenever I see her, she will motivate me and tell me all the wellness resources Monte has to offer to associates. In order to take care of my family and be a good employee I need to take care of my physical, mental, and emotional health. When I forgot about myself, all these health issues started rising up.

How has the Associate Wellness team at MMC supported you?
It's been wonderful, and these have opened me up to take better care of myself even more: Dietician Mary Lou Pompei, meditation, and learning how to keep hydrated. They have counseling and a lot of other resources that we are able to use.

Montefiore is Proud to Partner with WeightWatchers!

The Montefiore Moses location has the unique opportunity to have a weekly WeightWatchers coach-led workshop experience! Three weeks each month are available on-line exclusively for this group. For the other week of the month, you will be able to meet in-person for a workshop at the Montefiore Moses location!

Led by an expert WeightWatchers coach, this workshop will teach you brand-new nutrition and behavioral techniques each week. This 30-minute long weekly workshop will provide WW Premium members an unparalleled community to access. You'll learn, laugh, and make real connections that fuel weight-loss success.

Moses employees, if you are interested in attending this WeightWatchers workshop, please fill out this survey. When the workshop launches, you will be notified, and we will have our first session with our WeightWatchers Coach! Learn more about WeightWatchers or sign up today at


2024 dates: March 6-8, June 5-7, Oct 16-18
Location: Stony Point Conference Center, Stony Point, NY
Meals and overnight accommodations provided. Workshop is FREE for all participants.

The workshop is limited to 20 participants and registration is required. Continuing Education (CEU)
and Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are available to physicians, nurses,
psychologists, and social workers.

To learn more, please contact Dr. Peter Selwyn:[email protected] | 718.920.8434


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  • NEW URL: We've listened to your feedback and have updated the URL to so that it's easier to remember in the moment. ( will continue to work too!)
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Montefiore Einstein's To Your Health! Associate Wellness initiative aims to promote a worksite culture that supports the physical and mental well-being of our associates and encourages them to make healthy lifestyle choices.

The offerings available to Montefiore associates include:

  • Nutrition Programming, including confidential 1:1 nutrition-focused counseling, biometric wellness check-ins, nutrition workshops, discounted WeightWatchers memberships, and diabetes prevention/management programs.
  • Supportive Wellness, including confidential appointments with a licensed psychologist for stress management consultations, coaching for health behavior goals, and experiential group programming.
  • Creative Wellness, including free confidential individual consultations and workshops with a licensed art therapist to foster expressive outlets, coping skills and strength building.