Black River Memorial Hospital (BRMH) Wellness Committee members Dawn Jacobson and Nicole Schweitzer travelled to Milwaukee on 2.19.19 to be been recognized for the groups GOLD award for the 2018 Workplace Health Achievement through the American Heart Association (AHA). AHA has defined best practices for employers to use to build a healthy workplace for their employees. Companies are measured on how well they have implemented these practices. BRMH is being recognized at the GOLD level for achieving a score of 186 out of a possible 217 points.
BRMH Athletic Trainer and Wellness Team member, Dawn Jacobson helped develop BRMH workplace wellness challenges. One program is the B-WELLthy Mile Club, a walking or running program that is a year-long challenge to reach 100, 250 or 500 miles. “We are hoping to expand our programs beyond BRMH and assist area employers in organizing wellness programs for their employees.” For more information on the worksite wellness programs available, visit www.brmh.net/services/worksite-wellness.