Genesis Honored for Healthy Worksite Practices - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

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Published on January 24, 2020

Genesis Honored for Healthy Worksite Practices

Providing employee wellness programs promoting healthy lifestyle changes

Zanesville, Ohio (Jan. 24, 2020) – Genesis HealthCare System has been recognized with a second consecutive gold award by the Healthy Business Council of Ohio for its commitment to the health and well-being of its employees. Genesis provides employee programs that encourage physical activity, better nutrition and preventing or stopping tobacco use.

“Investing in employees through wellness programming is an effective way to promote healthy behaviors,” Heather Shuster, manager, Genesis Population Health & Wellness, said. “In an era when employer spending on health care has increased 51% in the last 10 years, Genesis is uniquely positioned to engage employees within our walls, as well as local employers, in healthy behaviors through innovative programming that promotes lifestyle changes.”

Participation in Wellness initiatives more than doubled in 2019, with 2,186 Genesis employees participating. Employees who participated in the Weight is Over program with weekly on-site weigh-in collectively lost 2,732 pounds. With a healthy worksite, employees are motivated to improve their own health, which reduces healthcare costs and increases workplace productivity and satisfaction. 

About Genesis HealthCare System

Genesis is an integrated healthcare delivery system based in Southeastern Ohio. The system includes Genesis Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital in Zanesville; centers of excellence including Respiratory, Women’s & Children’s, Emergency & Trauma, Cancer Services; Neurosciences & Orthopedics; Center of Surgical Excellence; the Heart and Vascular Institute, an extensive network of more than 300 physicians; and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region. Affiliates of Genesis include Northside Pharmacies, Northside Oxygen & Medical Equipment Company, Genesis Community Ambulance Service, Genesis Children’s Center and more. Better Begins Here.

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