A healthy prize

Vancouver hospitals offer staff who don't call in sick for six months a shot at $300 in effort to reduce absenteeism costs
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 10/03/2003

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ospital staff in Vancouver are being given an incentive to stay healthy — a shot at a $300 prize for not calling in sick for a six-month period.

The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority put together the offer for its 27,000 health-care workers in an effort to reduce a $175-million deficit by cutting staffing costs.