Combined Workforce Health Program Offers Comprehensive Services
Milwaukee (Sept. 25, 2007) – Community Memorial Hospital and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin have joined forces to create Workforce Health, a single, comprehensive, cost-effective corporate wellness program for employers throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
Sandra Green, MD, an internist with the Medical College of Wisconsin, will serve as the program’s medical director. Dr. Green has been the medical director of Froedtert Hospital’s corporate wellness program for nearly two years. “I have a special interest in preventive health issues,” Dr. Green said. “People have become more interested in wellness in recent years, and the Workforce Health program is a valuable resource for promoting healthier lifestyles.”
Workforce Health combines the best features of both hospitals’ programs, including paper and online health risk assessments (HRAs), health screenings, "lunch ‘n learn" informational presentations, health fairs, occupational medicine services and Small Stones, a nurse-staffed health resource center. A dedicated Web site, www.workforcehealth.org, features suggestions for starting a wellness program, online weekly wellness tips to share with employees and other resources.
“Under our program, employees participating in health risk assessments have the option of meeting with a health counselor to discuss their results and establish goals based on those results,” said Kim Peck, supervisor for the Workforce Health program. “Very few other wellness providers in the Milwaukee area offer such individualized counseling.”
The program provides easy, single-point access to health services that are backed by the complete medical resources of a leading community-based hospital and an academic medical center. “The expertise and strengths of our combined programs make us a provider of choice in corporate wellness,” Peck said.
For more information on the experts and services available through the Workforce Health program, employers can call (262) 253-5150 or visit the Web site at www.workforcehealth.org.
Author: Carolyn Bellin
Date: May 12, 2008
Last Review Date: May 12, 2008
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