GREENVILLE, SC – Greenville Health System (GHS) was recognized by the South Carolina Hospital Association’s (SCHA) Working Well initiative and Prevention Partners for achieving the Excellence Recognition. The Excellence Recognition is awarded for reaching the highest standards in workplace health and prevention. GHS achieved this recognition by earning straight A’s in four modules of WorkHealthy America, a Prevention Partners initiative addressing tobacco use, physical activity, nutrition, and the overall culture around health and wellness.
The Excellence Recognition honors GHS’ commitment to employee health as demonstrated by its policies, programs and benefits to support employee health, optimize employee productivity, and integrate wellness into daily operations.
“GHS sets a high bar in establishing and sustaining a workplace where employees can make healthy choices,” said Lindsey Bickers Bock, strategic coaching senior manager at Prevention Partners. “I applaud this great effort and the commitment of their leadership to create a culture of wellness.”
Jane McBride, director of Clinical Rehabilitation and Wellness at GHS, said “HealthTrack has been the Greenville Health System’s employee wellness program for over 20 years. The goal of this program has evolved over the years, but has always focused on medical savings while keeping employee engagement in enhanced well-being as the foundation for all services we provide. We have been fortunate to have amazing team members that have collaborated to create our own programs such as medical weight management, tobacco cessation, and metabolic syndrome. We are able to customize and create programs that meet our employee’s needs, as well as establish incentive programs that keep them motivated. Our unprecedented success has been documented repeatedly which ensures our employees will have continued support in their wellness journeys for another 20 years.”
Prevention Partners works with the SCHA’s Working Well initiative to engage corporate leaders and staff throughout SC to enhance and sustain employee wellness efforts. These efforts are generously funded through the Duke Endowment.
Greenville Health System – an academic health system that is the largest not-for-profit healthcare delivery system in South Carolina – is committed to medical excellence through research, patient care and education. GHS offers patients an innovative network of clinical integration, expertise and technologies through its eight medical campuses, tertiary medical center, research and education facilities, community hospitals, physician practices and numerous specialty services throughout the Upstate. The 1,358-bed system is home to 15 medical residency and fellowship programs. GHS is also home to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, a joint effort of USC and GHS. Visit ghs.org for more information.
About Working Well
Working Well is a statewide strategy to improve workplace wellness policies, systems and environments around tobacco cessation, healthy nutrition and increased physical activity so the healthy choice is the easy choice for employees across South Carolina.
About Prevention Partners
The nonprofit Prevention Partners builds healthier communities through a suite of products that guide schools, workplaces, hospitals and clinics to address the leading causes of preventable disease: tobacco use, poor nutrition, physical inactivity and obesity.