The Magruder Hospital Auxiliary recently donated $1,000 to show its support of the hospital’s employee wellness program Journey to Health. The program began in May of 2011 as a way to boost employee health and wellness and help control healthcare costs in the long run.
Participants received tracking booklets where they recorded the various steps they took on their wellness journey, which involved physical, mental and emotional health. Full- and part-time employees were encouraged to participate in education and screenings as well as volunteering, getting flu shots, quitting smoking and getting their family involved. Those who completed Steps 1 and 2 of the program could choose from three incentives as their reward.
“The first year went very well,” according to Jennifer Capizzi, Magruder’s Director of Human Resources. “There were not overwhelming numbers of people who completed both steps, but staff consistently commented that it helped them do more for their health than they would have otherwise.”
For information on the Magruder Auxiliary, contact Kathy Gallogly at 419-734-3131, ext. 3140, or visit www.magruderhospital.com.