Bridge Magazine: How Michigan hospitals and businesses try to keep workers happy, healthy
Posted on March 09, 2020
Bridge Magazine published an article March 9 on workplace wellness programs, paying particular attention to hospitals. According to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 62.2% of hospitals provide a workplace wellness program, compared to just 46.1% for all U.S. employers.
The article reviews the implementation of a workplace wellness system by Henry Ford Health System in 2002, which improved the culture and financial position of the organization.
MHA CEO Brian Peters is quoted in the article on the importance of focusing on employee wellness for hospitals.
“We know that in health care traditionally our workforce has been just as unhealthy, and in some instances even more unhealthy, than the population at large,” said Peters. “That points to a real need for healthcare leaders to focus on their workforce, just like any other employer has to focus on employee wellness — it’s even more important in health care.”
Read the article
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