January 31, 2019

Healthy Business Council of Ohio recognizes Mercy Medical Center for healthy worksite practices

The Healthy Business Council of Ohio (HBCO) recognized Mercy Medical Center with the 2018 Healthy Worksite GOLD Level Award during the 15th annual Healthy Worksite awards presentation on January 24 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Mercy was among 73 Ohio employers recognized for demonstrating 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.

“Mercy Medical Center’s employee wellness model encompasses not only physical health, but also mental, emotional, and spiritual health,” said Paul Hiltz, FACHE, president and CEO at Mercy Medical Center. “Our wellness program does a wonderful job of fostering a culture of healthy living by offering a variety of creative programs with positive incentives for our employees.”

Programs offered include hospital-wide wellness challenges, an employee fitness center, fitness classes, regular health screenings, tobacco cessation, diabetes management, weight management programs, lunchtime health talks, nutritious cafeteria options, Mercy Concern counseling services, Mercy Pastoral Care, and more.

Stephanie Wheeler, MS, CES, director of employee health and wellness at Mercy Medical Center, accepted the award on behalf of Mercy Medical Center and was a guest speaker at the HBCO conference, sharing innovative ways to implement a successful employee wellness program.

Mercy Medical Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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