Our Wellness programs get another Gold Award from the Healthy Business Council of Ohio.
Thanks to the robust offerings available to employees through the MetroHealthy Rewards Program, The MetroHealth System recently earned its second Gold Award from the Healthy Business Council of Ohio (HBCO).
HBCO recognizes Ohio employers who demonstrate a commitment to employee wellness through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs. Applicants are scored on the extent their wellness programs facilitate and encourage employee health, enhance productivity and ensure a healthy work environment.
Last year, 76% of the system’s eligible staff participated in the MetroHealthy employee wellness initiative and nearly 1,000 spouses participated.
“We are so thankful that so many of our co-workers participate in our employee wellness program and continue to make MetroHealth a healthy place to work. The MetroHealthy team is passionately committed to supporting the well-being and health of our colleagues,” says Eileen Seeholzer, MD, the initiative’s medical director. “We are proud that the work of the MetroHealthy Program has been recognized for the second year in a row as a Gold Medal Level program by the Ohio Department of Health. We are particularly excited that our 2017 efforts increased participation in some of our co-workers who had lower participation but higher health needs. This year, we want to reach even more of our colleagues and their loved ones and help them thrive in their health and well-being.”
“Wellness programs are effective tools to engage employees in a more productive culture,” says David Cowden, Chair of HBCO. “These programs most importantly help employees become healthier and happier, but also help drive down healthcare costs while driving up the bottom line.”
MetroHealth was honored along with 72 other employers for healthy worksite practices in 2017 during the 14th annual Healthy Worksite awards presentation, which was held last month.