“Providing a healthy environment for our employees is a priority for us,” says Rex Budde, CEO of Southern Illinois Healthcare. “Workplace wellness is an area critical to our overall health. Having healthier employees is a win-win for the company and the employees.”
The employee wellness program provides employees on-site walking routes that encourage physical activity, culture enhancements such as healthy food options in cafeterias and vending machines, annual employee health risk assessments and online tracking tools.
Start! Fit-Friendly Company Program
Since 2010 The American Heart Association has recognized SIH for promoting physical activity and health in the workplace with its Start! Fit-Friendly Companies program.
“Time constraints and job responsibilities are employees’ biggest obstacles to exercising. That’s why the Start! Fit-Friendly Companies program encourages employers to allow employees to walk while at work,” said Beth Walker, Corporate Events Director with the American Heart Association.
Effective January 1st, 2013, for the health of you and our patients, SIH and SIH Medical Group campuses are tobacco free.