COLUMBUS – Ohio Department of Health Director Theodore E. Wymyslo,
M.D. and Laura Ritzler, chair of the Healthy Ohio Business Council (HOBC)
will recognize Henry County Hospital along with 34 other Ohio businesses
for healthy worksite practices at the 9th annual Healthy Ohio Healthy
The awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at noon at the Embassy
Suites in Dublin, Ohio during the Health Action Council 2013 Annual Conference.
The conference features national experts on health reform, health care
systems and health benefits.
A total of 86 companies, cities and townships applied for the 2012 awards,
which recognize Ohio employers who demonstrate a commitment to employee
health through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs.
The 2012 Healthy Ohio Healthy Worksite awards are sponsored by Aetna,
a national leader in health care, dental and pharmacy services, insurance,
and employee benefits.
"Employee health and wellness efforts result in major benefits for
both employer and employee," said HOBC chair Ritzler. "Positive
returns on investment are realized in employees who improve their health
resulting in decreased rates of absenteeism and increased productivity.
Employers also realize reductions in health care costs and an overall
increase in productivity and job satisfaction."
This award recognizes Ohio employers that demonstrate a commitment to employee
health by incorporating comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness
programs. It acknowledges efforts to facilitate and encourage employee
health, enhance productivity and ensure a healthy work environment.
"I am extremely proud of the culture of wellness provided to the employees
of Henry County Hospital," stated Kim Bordenkircher, chief executive
officer of Henry County Hospital. "A majority of us spend more time
at work than we do at home, which makes offering a positive, wellness-centered
place of employment that much more important. Because of this commitment,
staff is refueled and ready to make a difference in the lives of patients."
This is the first time Henry County Hospital has received the Healthy Ohio
Healthy Worksite Award.
Anyone interested in registering for the Health Action Council's Columbus
Conference can do so at:https://www.hacohio.org/invite.asp
For more information on the Healthy Ohio Healthy Worksite Award program visit:http://www.healthyohioprogram.org/businesses/howkawd.aspx