Froedtert Named to National Well-Workplace List
Milwaukee, WI (February 18, 2010) — Froedtert Hospital and Community Memorial Hospital have received 2009 Gold Well Workplace awards from the Wellness Councils of America in recognition of the hospitals’ commitment to the health and well-being of their staff members.
“As healthcare providers, we know that prevention and wellness are key to staying healthy,” said William D. Petasnick, president and chief executive officer of Froedtert & Community Health. “As an employer of thousands of people, we have an extraordinary opportunity to advance the health of our community through workplace-based wellness initiatives.”
The Well Workplace award is a national designation highlighting organizations that have made wellness initiatives a priority and provide programming aimed at enhancing employees’ health. The Gold level award, which both Froedtert and Community Memorial received, is the second-highest of four award levels. The Gold Well Workplace award recognizes organizations whose plans are comprehensive, produce measureable results, and are an integral part of the organization’s overall business strategy.
Froedtert Hospital’s wellness program includes a confidential annual online health risk assessment, personal wellness coaching, an online health activity tracking system, and team-based activities such as a walking program and a weight loss challenge.
Community Memorial’s program includes a twice weekly strength and conditioning free-weight class, health-related lunch and learns, a weight-loss program and fitness challenges.
Froedtert & Community Health is a regional hospital system made up of Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee; Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls; St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend; and the West Bend Clinic. Joining the capabilities of an academic medical center affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin, two community hospitals and a free-standing primary and specialty care clinic, Froedtert & Community Health delivers highly coordinated, cost-effective health care to residents of southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. In 2009, combined adult patient admissions for the three hospitals exceeded 39,800.