Endoscopy Programs at BHS
Beginning with a highly successful pilot program for BHS employees in 2005, colonoscopy screenings have since been incorporated into the regular benefit offerings for all full time employees. In addition, BHS also provides a half day of pay for all employees whose spouses have their first colonoscopy.
"Healthcare is our business. It's what we do best and we need to lead the way for the community," said David E. Phelps, president and CEO of BHS. "We are concerned about the health of our employees and we know that preventive healthcare is vitally important. This benefit will provide an added incentive to have this important screening."
If found early and treated, the five-year survival rate for colon cancer is 90 percent.