Southern Ohio Medical Center was recently recognized by Healthy Ohio and received the Healthy Worksite Honorable Mention Award. This award identifies Ohio employers that demonstrate a commitment to employee health by incorporating comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs.
Regina Tipton, wellness specialist at SOMC explained that the award acknowledges efforts of employers in Ohio to facilitate and encourage employee health, enhance productivity and ensure a healthy work environment.
A questionnaire, proof of policies and examples of programs used to encourage better health amongst employees are part of the application process. All worksites in Ohio, large and small, for profit and non-profit have the opportunity to apply for the award.
“SOMC strives to be the example not just to our employees but for other employers and the community,” Tipton said. “We want to encourage a healthy community resulting in our children and their families living long and happy lives.”