News RoomMonday, December 12, 2011
Being well is made easier when you are surrounded by those who share your goals and can help motivate you to make good choices. With this in mind, Fort HealthCare is encouraging businesses and other organizations in the area to promote wellness in the workplace.
The “Commitment to Corporate Wellness” award was created as part of Fort HealthCare’s mission to improve the health and well-being of our community. A main component of that goal is keeping people in the workforce healthy and productive. This award recognizes that significant steps have been taken by local employers to create a healthy workplace, there is support from the highest level within the organization and numerous policies and programs exist to enhance the well-being of employees.
Spacesaver, a world-class leader in providing innovative storage solutions, is a Fort Atkinson-based company that has demonstrated its concern for the welfare of its employees. The joint efforts between human resources and the on-site nurse have improved employee wellness through numerous offerings including participation in the ‘Rock the Walk’ 10,000 step challenge, Biggest Loser competition, a produce exchange, ‘Get Up and Ride’ bike challenge, health risk assessments, flu shots, and monthly blood pressure checks to name a few of their many activities. In addition, a wellness committee is being formed and is expected to begin meeting in 2012 to develop a plan of activities for the 450 employees.
Healthy employees have more energy, greater levels of camaraderie, increased productivity, reduced levels of injury, greater motivation to perform and lower health care costs. To learn more about Fort HealthCare’s employee wellness offerings, visit FortHealthCare.com/Corporate or call Fort HealthCare Community Health and Wellness at (920) 568-5161.