Health System invests more than $85,000 for employee and community well-being
As further demonstration of their commitment to improving the overall health of their employees and the community, Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital recently upgraded its fitness trail. Located on the hospital’s campus, the newly updated fitness trail features state-of-the-art, weather resistant equipment and attractive landscaping…and while it is designed for employee use, members of the community are welcome to benefit from this investment in wellness.
Bon Secours Employee Wellness, with the support of the senior leadership at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate, applied for and received a grant for $85,000 from the Bon Secours Health System Employee Health and Hardship Mission Fund Grant. The purpose of this grant is to provide assistance with maintaining or improving the overall health of the health system’s staff.
“We are grateful that the health system has agreed to help our employees, and our community, in improving their health,” says Amy Cutter, BSN, wellness manager, Bon Secours Hampton Roads Wellness. “Research has proven that addressing the well-being of employees at work through the environment leads to happier and healthier employee who are better equipped to care for our patients. This is a win-win for our employees, our community and for the patients we serve.”
The trail includes stations designed to improve cardio fitness, strength/muscle endurance and agility and balance. There are stations with a variety of apparatuses including an upright cycle, a cardiovascular walker, a lateral pull down and a balance board.
“Since the update of our trail, we are seeing more of our staff as well as members of the community using the area,” says Darlene G. Stephenson, chief executive officer for Bon Secours Mary Immaculate. “My office looks out on the course and I am delighted to see families taking advantage of this resource and modeling a healthy lifestyle for their children.”