Second consecutive year the health system has received the honor
VANCOUVER — PeaceHealth has been recognized for the second year in a row as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America, an awards program presented by Healthiest Employers® and Springbuk. The prestigious national award acknowledges the success of PeaceHealth’s employee wellness program spanning all PeaceHealth facilities across Alaska, Oregon and Washington.
More than 1,000 top wellness programs across the country were evaluated for the award, which measures employee participation, health outcomes, leadership commitment and more. PeaceHealth is one of only three health systems in the Pacific Northwest to receive this year’s designation.
PeaceHealth’s wellness program takes a holistic approach by focusing on short-term and long-term financial health, nutrition, stress management and physical fitness of its employees.
“As a people-first and community centered organization, we are serious about supporting our caregivers in every way – body, mind and spirit,” said Jim Larrick, system vice president of human resource operations and systems. “By encouraging whole-person health, we are excited to extend our culture of wellness to our patients and families and improve the health of the communities we serve.”
PeaceHealth’s program offers an interactive, personalized wellness platform with health-related resources and rewards. For example, all employees receive a free Fitbit device for enrolling and completing a voluntary biometric screening. Employees can also earn monetary incentives throughout the year by tracking healthy habits and engaging in friendly competitions with coworkers, family and friends.
PeaceHealth also offers an Integrative Nutrition Pathway scholarship program for its employees – the first of its kind in the nation. The program is available to all employees and provides the opportunity to earn a certification as a health and nutrition coach at PeaceHealth’s expense. PeaceHealth simply asks that participants share their new knowledge and expertise with friends, family and colleagues who may benefit.
Employees can also take advantage of a variety of health-focused discounts from local, regional and national vendors, such as health clubs and fitness centers, massage treatment, travel and more. A variety of offerings are available at PeaceHealth facilities, including gyms and shower facilities, walking trails, flu shot clinics, healthy vending machines and discounted healthy food options.
In addition, PeaceHealth’s Healthy You platform is available to everyone in the community and offers classes, webinars, recipes and much more to support people on their wellness journey.
The Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America award culminates the conclusion of the year-long wellness awards program that Healthiest Employers® hosts in over 45 cities across the United States.
PeaceHealth was previously ranked No. 2 in the Portland Business Journal’s list of Healthiest Employers of Oregon for organizations with 5,000 or more employees. Each of the winning organizations is considered an exemplary leader for the effectiveness of their community health and wellness initiatives.
“Each year, our team is encouraged by the innovative spirit for companies to advocate on behalf of their most important asset – their people,” said Phil Daniels, co-founder of Springbuk and Healthiest Employers. “The winners of the Healthiest 100 award demonstrate this commitment in unprecedented fashion with their programming, executive support, and data-centric approach. Each company should be proud of their proactive efforts to sustain a healthy, lasting workforce.”
Read a special feature on PeaceHealth’s wellness program published by Springbuk®.
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.
About Springbuk, Inc.
Springbuk is a leading-edge Health Intelligence platform that helps employers and consultants manage their investments in population health. Their innovative solution offers deep insights, empowers smarter decision-making, and provides strategic direction to help maximize return on investments. Health Intelligence empowers employers and consultants to deliver plans and programs that fit. Each year, Springbuk administers the Healthiest Employers awards program across the US to honor the nation’s most dedicated employers in bettering their worksite health and well-being programs. Learn more at www.Springbuk.com.