MetroHealth honored with third Gold Award from Healthy Business Council of Ohio
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.
In 2018 at MetroHealth:
- 79% of benefit-eligible employees participated in some aspect of the MetroHealthy Rewards Program, a 3% increase from 2017
- Over 1,000 spouses participated in the MetroHealthy Program
- There were significantly increased rates of healthier behaviors for MetroHealthy participants per online health assessment data over the last five years (2013-2017), especially in the areas of nutrition, stress management, sleep and tobacco cessation
All worksites, large and small, public and private, for profit and nonprofit, are eligible to apply for the Healthy Worksite Award. All applications were reviewed and evaluated using objective criteria. Three levels of achievement were awarded — Gold, Silver and Bronze. Other applicants, who meet basic criteria, received a Recognition award. Increasing the number of worksites receiving awards is an objective in Ohio's Plan to Prevent and Reduce Chronic Disease: 2014-2018, an objective being led by HBCO.
Pictured above are MetroHealthy team members Stephanie Kanuch, EileenSeeholzer, MD, Danielle Liszka, Elaine Pizzuli, and Monica DeAngelis, joined by an HBCO representative.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through four hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our 8,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit metrohealth.org.