Published: 05/08/2013

Evangelical Named Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite

Evangelical Community Hospital recently earned the distinction of being a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. The honor is granted to companies that aim to improve the health and wellness of their employees.

Evangelical earned the gold level thanks to the efforts of the Community Health and Wellness team through their worksite wellness program titled Daily Choices. The program creates a culture where there are rewards and incentives to encourage employees to introduce healthy habits to their lives both inside and outside of the workplace.

Evangelical employees have several opportunities to participate in health and wellness programming throughout the year; one of the most popular activities among employees is 10,000 steps - a goal of taking 10,000 steps each day. Evangelical’s worksite wellness program uses an online portal where participants can track weight-goals, exercise, nutrition, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and more. Another critical component to Daily Choices is Health Coaching. Participants meet with a certified health coach to set goals, develop action plans, and motivate clients to achieve their goals. Every year Evangelical holds an employee health fair offering a biometric screening that includes cholesterol screens, blood pressure screens, health risk assessment questionnaire, and more.

Evangelical’s worksite wellness program, Daily Choices, is available to businesses throughout the Susquehanna Valley who are interested in reaping the benefits of increased productivity, reduced absenteeism, improved morale, enhanced recruitment success of new hires and reduced healthcare expenses.
For more information about our workplace wellness program please call the Evangelical Community Health and Wellness Center at (570) 768-3200 or visit www.evanhospital.com.

Evangelical Community Hospital is a non-profit organization that employs approximately 1,300 people and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 127 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Lycoming Counties.