Beaumont named ‘Healthiest Employer’ in Metro Detroit

10/14/2013

Beaumont Health System has been named Metro Detroit's Healthiest Employer by Crain's Detroit Business. The three-hospital health system will be recognized at the Oct. 29 Health Care Leadership Summit at the San Marino Club in Troy.

The award identifies Michigan businesses in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Washtenaw counties whose policies, programs and culture create healthy employees and a healthy work environment. Beaumont, Oakland County's largest employer, is the winner in the "5,000+ employees" category.

"Beaumont Health System is committed to building a culture of health by offering a wide range of health and wellness options at our hospitals and within the communities we serve," says Jay Holden, senior vice president and chief human resource officer, Beaumont Health System. "We are so pleased that our efforts have been recognized with the Healthiest Employer in Metro Detroit award."

Beaumont has established a healthy workplace by offering: onsite fitness centers; marked walking paths and stairwells; a walking challenge with Fitbit activity monitor, subsidized at 50 percent to employees and family members; tobacco-free working environment with free smoking cessation devices to help quit smoking; sit-stand work stations; healthier food options in vending machines and cafeterias, with nutritional information on digital screens; and support and resources to address mental health.

Beaumont also offers employees a $480 health care premium credit for getting an annual physical. Employees can earn another $100 in gift cards by participating in a variety of health activities.

Beaumont was selected as a winner based on an objective survey and analysis conducted by Indianapolis-based company, Healthiest Employer. There were six categories as part of the criteria: culture and leadership commitment; foundational component; strategic planning; communication and marketing; programming and interventions; and reporting and analysis.

About Healthiest Employers
Healthiest Employers is a privately-held technology and data research company, focused on corporate wellness. Through proprietary technology, Healthiest Employers collects, measures, and compares corporate wellness data worldwide.

About Beaumont Health System
Beaumont Health System is a three-hospital regional health system with 1,726 licensed beds, more than 14,000 full-time equivalent employees and nearly 3,100 physicians, including 500 employed physicians in the Beaumont Medical Group and more than 2,600 private-practice physicians. In addition to its hospitals in Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe, Beaumont has 54 community-based sites of care including medical centers in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties, family practice and internal medicine practices, five nursing centers, home care services and hospice. The Beaumont Research Institute has 1,100 active research studies with more than 82,000 participants. Beaumont is the exclusive clinical teaching site for the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Visit Beaumont on the Web at www.beaumont.edu.

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