Story by: Tracy Keller on May 22, 2018
The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement and the Kentucky Department for Public Health awarded Norton Healthcare a 2018 Fleur de Lis Award in the “very large employer” category. Norton Healthcare also was one of 19 organizations in that category to receive the platinum-level Worksite Wellness Award.
The Worksite Wellness Award is a statewide recognition based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention worksite health criteria, including tobacco control, nutrition, physical activity and stress management.
Norton Healthcare was one of four businesses to earn the Fleur de Lis Award. It honors organizations that are hitting, or exceeding, their wellness targets. Award winners also have top management committed to health and wellness initiatives and offer a variety of opportunities for employees to obtain health information. These organizations also must encourage their employees to participate in community events.
Norton Healthcare has been on a mission to be the healthiest health care system in the region since 2009 when it launched its employee wellness program, N Good Health. Since then, the organization has continued to give employees and their spouses opportunities to improve their health on many different levels.
The N Good Health program offers initiatives that include:
At Norton Healthcare, we’re dedicated to helping our employees reach their career goals not only by offering competitive benefits, scholarships and career development programs, but also by creating a community of collaboration to foster excellence among our team members.
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“Norton Healthcare is committed to creating and maintaining workforce wellness,” said Allison Ledford, director, employee wellness, Norton Healthcare. “That commitment comes from our belief that healthy employees promote a positive, healing environment for the more than 600,000 patients who come through a Norton Healthcare facility door each year.”
The rankings are based on a process that recognizes employers for exceptional leadership in using wellness to promote workplace productivity and community well-being. For the Healthiest 100 list, organizations’ wellness programs were measured using six key categories: leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting and analysis.
The Norton Healthcare N Good Health program drives employee wellness through programming, health improvement initiatives and preventive health care.
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