Promoting health in the workplace:
The cost of health is less than the cost of disease
This statement has never been truer than in the workplace. Workplace Wellness programs are simply good business. They support both the employer and the employee in creating a healthier, more productive, and more enjoyable work environment.
When an employee is sick or unhealthy, the cost goes beyond the medical treatment. The total value includes absences, short-term disabilities, long-term disabilities, worker’s compensation, productivity, and a person’s impact on others in the organization.
To impact rising healthcare costs and the total health value, your Workplace Wellness program should be strategically designed to:
- Meet your organization’s unique wellness needs
- Provide a variety of entry points for employees
- Include a system for defining and evaluating success.
That is where BHS’s Wellness at Work program stands apart. As Berkshire County’s largest health system and not-for-profit, our roots are here in this community. We care deeply about the health and wellbeing of the Berkshires and are committed to not only eliminating disease but improving the wellness and quality of life of the people who live and work here.
Our experienced team will work with you as a partner to develop and implement the program that best addresses your company’s needs and budget. There is no one size fits all or one generic website that can help create real change; those approaches have been proven to be ineffective. We know what works because we have been developing and analyzing wellness programs for 15 years. It all started with our commitment to wellness for our 3500 employees and the development of an award-winning, but most importantly, life-changing wellness program.
Today, the health issues and diseases that cost employers the most are directly connected to the way we live our lives -- to lifestyle habits. Heart disease, diabetes II, hypertension, obesity, and depression are all linked to poor eating habits, sedentary lifestyle and chronic stress. Our integrative model focuses on creating positive, sustainable lifestyle change by fostering physical, mental and emotional wellness.
Our wellness program model offers:
- A team of expert staff with experience and skills
- Wellness and risk assessment
- Strong high risk focus
- Robust risk reduction and migration strategy
- On-site and virtual programming options
- Personal approach and targeted design to programming
- Rigorous evaluation and analysis
- Effective personal approach
Our BHS Wellness Team consists of skilled and experienced professionals, including nurses, health coaches, nutritionists, fitness experts, mind-body specialistis, and behavioral health therapists.
To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, please contact:
Director, Wellness At Work
Berkshire Health Systems