Premier Health Earns Healthy Worksite Gold Award

Premier Pulse     February 2019

Premier Health has been recognized as the only Dayton-area health care employer to earn the Healthy Business Council of Ohio’s gold award for the organization’s healthy worksite practices. This award acknowledges Premier Health’s commitment to employee wellness through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs. 

The Healthy Business Council of Ohio honored 73 Ohio employers throughout the state with gold-, silver-, and bronze-level awards. Applicants were scored on the extent to which their wellness programs facilitate and encourage employee health, enhance productivity and ensure a healthy work environment.

“Premier Health has created a workplace culture where employee health and safety are valued, supported, and promoted through workplace programs, policies, benefits, and environmental supports,” stated Melinda Ruff, MD, chair of Premier Health’s employee wellness committee. “Empowering employees with tools to live healthier lives aligns with our mission to build healthier communities.”

The wide-ranging approach, which includes initiatives such as no deep-fried food or sugary beverages offered through nutrition services and Well-Being Warriors who act as employee ambassadors for healthy living physical challenges, establishes an environment in which healthy choices are encouraged and rewarded. 

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