Ministry Named One of Healthiest Workplaces
For the City-Times
Healthiest Employers, the leader in employee health analytics, best practices and benchmark data, has announced the induction of Ministry Health Care into the 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. Every one of these employers has achieved remarkable and sustainable success through a broad range of corporate wellness programs and employee wellness initiatives.
Ministry attained this recognition as the culmination of a year-long, highly selective, two-stage assessment process spanning the United States to include companies of all sizes from all regions and industries. Ministry has instituted a number of programs to enhance workplace health including wellness screenings, exercise incentives, a community supported agriculture (CSA) vegetable share and a healthy eating program called “Colorize.”
“For the past several years, Ministry has taken a number of steps to improve overall employee health and make our organization a healthier place. This award recognizes the efforts made across our healthcare system to improve employee health,” stated Nick Desien, President and CEO for Ministry Health Care. “I am delighted at the progress we have made and the results we have seen in improving the health of all of our employees.”
These awards recognize employers who have comprehensively incorporated the most effective employee wellness programs and practices. The Healthiest 100 have successfully implemented practical, effective and continuously improving corporate wellness strategies for creating a sustainably healthy workplace. Ministry was ranked number 53 in its first year in the rankings.
Rod Reasen II, President of Healthiest Employers, notes, “This highly selective award recognizes employers who demonstrate exceptional leadership in using wellness as a strategy to drive workplace productivity, employee health and community wellbeing. As these employers demonstrate, every organization has a path to the Healthiest 100, regardless of size, industry or geography.”
About Ministry Health Care
Ministry Health Care is an integrated healthcare delivery network serving more than 1.1 million people across Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. Ministry generates nearly $2.2 billion in annual operating revenue with 15 hospitals, 47 clinics and more than 12,000 associates including 650 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. Ministry Health Care recently joined Ascension Health as the second healthcare ministry in Wisconsin. Ascension is the largest Catholic and not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation.
Ministry is ranked among the top 20 percent of healthcare systems in the country according to Truven Health Analytics and five Ministry hospitals are ranked in the top 10 in Medicare’s Hospital Value Based Purchasing (VBP) program in the state. Ministry’s Network Health has again received 4 ½ star recognition by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its Medicare Advantage plans.
About Healthiest Employers
Healthiest Employers provides corporate wellness best practices and benchmark data and employee health analytics to employers, providers, carriers, brokers and consultants. This suite of proprietary tools includes Springbuk for intuitive health analytics (Spring 2014), the 360 Insight Series and Corporate Wellness and Trend Reports for best practices and benchmark research. Healthiest Employers’ national Directory helps employer’s select customer-ranked wellness vendors.