Newswise — DALLAS (November 16, 2015) – Baylor Scott & White Health has been ranked 10th healthiest employer in America by Healthiest Employer, LLC, based on its exceptional culture and employee wellness programs.
More than 5,000 employers nationwide applied for the 2015 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America® award, which evaluates companies’ corporate vision, culture/engagement, learning, expertise, metrics and technology.
“We’re honored to be nationally recognized for our commitment to improving the health and wellness of our 34,000-plus employees,” said Becky Hall, vice president of wellness for Baylor Scott & White Health. “As a top provider of quality health care in Texas, it’s important that we support employees to practice what they preach to patients by offering them comprehensive tools to live well.”
Since its launch in September 2007, Baylor Scott & White Health’s employee wellness program has reduced the number of employees at high risk for health problems and helped employees collectively lose more than 18,000 pounds and exercise more than 83,000 hours. The program’s services include free access to interactive health websites, onsite health screenings and fitness competitions, and personal wellness coaching for those who qualify.
In 2012, the System removed sugary drinks and fatty food from cafeterias and vending machines and became the first large North Texas employer to implement a nicotine-free hiring policy.
“We strive to set the standard for health and wellness in the communities we serve,” Hall said.
Healthiest Employer® is an analytics firm focused on population health/corporate wellness. The firm collects corporate health data from over 18,000 employers that represent over 60 million employee lives. This year’s top one hundred employers were recognized at the Corporate Wellness Conference® in Orlando, FL.
About Baylor Scott & White HealthBaylor Scott & White Health, the organization formed from the 2013 merger between Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare, is today the largest not-for-profit health care system in the state of Texas. With total assets of $9 billion* and serving a population larger than the state of Virginia, Baylor Scott & White Health has the vision and resources to provide its patients continued quality care while creating a model system for a dramatically changing health care environment. The organization now includes 49 hospitals, more than 800 access points, more than 5,800 active physicians, 35,000 employees and the Scott & White Health Plan. For more information visit: www.BaylorScottandWhite.com* based on unaudited 2014 fiscal year statements