June 14, 2010 — The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia received a Gold Award from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH), a nonprofit association of large employers, recognizing the institution’s commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging employees and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles.
CHOP was among 66 employers that received the 2010 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award June 14 at the Leadership Summit sponsored by the NBGH’s Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being.
CHOP employee wellness offers health coaches, screenings, support
Children's Hospital was recognized for its "Your Life, Your Work, Your Well-being" program that includes health risk assessments, biometric screenings, and targeted health interventions that are integrated with benefit and clinical programs. Employees have access to health and wellness coaches, behavior improvement tools (including tobacco cessation programs), an expectant parent program and lactation support.
Culture of health for CHOP employees important to patient care
“As one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals, health and wellness is vitally important to ensuring the employees at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are at their best caring for the patients we serve,” said Rob Croner, senior vice president of human resources at Children’s Hospital.
"The objective is to create a culture of health, resulting in improved wellness and lifestyle for every CHOP employee.”
CHOP's previous efforts also recognized
The Gold Award, for creating cultural and environmental changes that support employees who are committed to long-term behavior changes, is CHOP’s second NBGH recognition.
Last year, the hospital was recognized with a Silver Award, for employers that have launched significant programs or services to promote living a healthier lifestyle.
Joey McCool Ryan, 267-426-6070