GREENWOOD, S.C. – May 23, 2018 –Self Regional Healthcare is recognized by the South Carolina Hospital Association’s Working Well initiative for being one of the first organizations to achieve the Strategy for Wellbeing Platinum award for achieving excellence in workplace wellbeing and supporting optimal employee health. Strategy for Wellbeing is an interactive, automated online tool designed to help employers implement best practices in employee wellbeing.
Self Regional achieved the recognition by earning Platinum status in all nine Strategy for Wellbeing dimensions of wellbeing: Wellness Culture, Risk Assessment & Outreach, Nutrition & Food Environment, Physical Activity, Tobacco Free, Emotional & Mental Wellbeing, Financial Wellbeing, Incentives & Communication, and Evaluation.
Self Regional Healthcare Community Prevention and Wellness Manager, Selynto Anderson, said, “We are ecstatic to receive this award. Our team members work very hard to incorporate health and wellness into the weekly routine with special walking days, exercise and lifestyle programs, and close attention to the food options served on the hospital campus.”
The Strategy for Well being Platinum designation recognizes Self Regional Healthcare’s commitment to creating a culture of well being for their organization by making wellness part of their infrastructure, and day-to-day operations, and implementing a comprehensive approach that focuses on policy, systems, benefits, and environment to support optimal health.
Working Well helps employers develop a strategic plan to impact employee health and productivity by focusing on policy, systems and environmental changes, which are often low or no cost. Working Well aims to help employers create a sustainable culture of wellbeing by using effective, evidence-based best practices to create healthy work environments.
Jim Pfeiffer, President and CEO of Self Regional Healthcare, added, “We would like to thank Working Well for presenting Self Regional with this special recognition, and we look forward to the integration of future health initiatives and continuing to improve the health of our team members.”
Research demonstrates that employees performing at optimal health can have a major impact on an employer’s bottom line by contributing to lower health care costs, less absenteeism, higher productivity, and improved morale. Healthy employees perform better and are more productive and more engaged than their unhealthy peers.
“Self Regional has provided employees with a state-of-the-art wellness program for a number of years and now they continue to go above and beyond in their implementation of policies and environments that solidify their culture of wellness,” comments Jen Wright, Working Well Program Director. “The team at Self Regional understands that to continue to be successful in motivating lifestyle change, they must continue to find innovative ways to enhance their employee wellness program and broaden their wellness programming to include new dimensions and areas of wellbeing. Working Well congratulates their efforts to successfully expand their employee wellbeing program to include all nine dimensions of wellbeing. It is no surprise that Self Regional continues to reach the highest standards of excellence in employer wellness efforts.”
For information on how to improve your worksite’s environment to better support employee wellbeing, contact Sara Grace Bailey, Working Well Corporate Wellness Specialist, at 803.744.3558 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working Well was founded through the support of The Duke Endowment and is managed by the South Carolina Hospital Association. Working Well is an effort to improve population health across the state of South Carolina by establishing cultures of employee wellbeing where the healthy choice is the easy choice.