The MetroHealthy employee wellness program has earned The MetroHealth System its third Gold Award from the Healthy Business Council of Ohio (HBCO).
The HBCO recognized MetroHealth and 72 other Ohio employers for healthy worksite practices during the 15th annual Healthy Worksite awards presentation, held January 24. These awards recognize 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.
The program has produced measurable results, including:
- 79% of benefit-eligible employees participated, a 3% increase from 2017, and over 1,000 spouses participated
- Sick Hour Use Trends: Over 4 years, continuous participants on average used 23% fewer sick hours than non-participants
- Significantly increased rates of healthier behaviors per online health assessment data over the last 5 years, especially in the areas of nutrition, stress management, sleep and tobacco cessation