(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Community Hospital has been recognized for a second consecutive time as a Bronze-Level workplace by the American Heart Association. Recently the American Heart Association released it’s Workplace Health Achievement Index and announced that Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. had achieved Bronze level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.
This is due in part to the BDCH Wellness Program which offers interactive, motivating health challenges, a wide array of invigorating employee-led fitness classes, Boot camp, meditation sessions, a monthly wellness newsletter and more. The BDCH Wellness Committee has also worked on implementing other healthier lifestyle initiatives such as a Sit to Stand Workstation program, internal and external walking routes, along with interactive cooking demos held by hospital Chef Kylie Peltier to showcase healthy cooking.
Beaver Dam Community Hospital Chief Talent Officer, Mel Bruins, oversees the BDCH Wellness program, and says “BDCH is dedicated to leading by example when it comes to workplace wellness, and it has been extremely gratifying to watch our internal Wellness Program evolve over the years.” Bruins adds that encouraging team members along their personal journeys of wellness by making healthy choices easier aligns beautifully with the Blue Zones Project initiatives they have brought to the Dodge County region.
The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index allows companies to measure the effectiveness of their workplace health programs, as well as the overall heart health of their employees.