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HealthSpan Employee Assistance Program

Formerly known as the Mercy Employee Assistance Program

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Human resource professionals and other organizational leaders cannot help but recognize that employees often face challenges in their lives that make it difficult for them to focus at work. Having a place to talk about those struggles can be helpful, so many organizations in Northwest Ohio have partnered with HealthSpan EAP, formerly known as the Mercy Employee Assistance Program, to provide free confidential counseling and coaching to employees and their immediate family members. 

In the past, Mercy EAP and HealthSpan have each operated as separate entities within Catholic Health Partners, their parent organization.   EAP services have been consolidated throughout Ohio under the HealthSpan name, which has meant delivery of the same high level of quality service to which Mercy EAP’s clients have grown accustomed as well as access to an even greater network of resources. 
HealthSpan EAP is committed to helping your organization promote optimum performance and an engaged workforce by offering an employee assistance program product tailored to your specific needs. As part of Catholic Health Partners, the fourth largest employer in the State of Ohio and a leader in healthcare, we maintain distinctiveness over other providers as the only provider operating within a comprehensive healthcare system which offers a complete continuum of services including wellness, psychiatry, occupational medicine, home healthcare, cardiology, and oncology.


Why employers and employees need EAPs

Current research by the American Psychological Association (2007; 2009) indicates the following:
  • 51% of employees said they were less productive at work as a result of stress
  • 52% of employees say that job demands interfere with family or home responsibilities, while 43% say that home and family responsibilities interfere with job performance 
HealthSpan EAP believes that good people will stay and grow with their employer if they receive help to eliminate or minimize the problems that threaten individual and organizational performance.  Over the years, our community has come to trust the Mercy name for quality, compassionate healthcare. In the same way, you can trust HealthSpan EAP to provide your organization with high-quality EAP services, as Mercy and HealthSpan are both guided by the same Mission and Core Values as our parent organization, Catholic Health Partners. 
If you would like more information about our services, please contact OraLee Macklenar, Manager of HealthSpan EAP, Northern Market, by calling (419) 251-1418 or emailing

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