The Virginia Healthcare Innovators award for Employee Health was presented June 6, 2013 to Bon Secours Virginia during the third annual Virginia Health Care Conference. The Healthcare Innovators program was created to recognize Virginia organizations that have developed innovative ways to improve health care quality and efficiency. Four Innovator awards were presented, one each in the categories of Employee Health, Patient Care, Medical Product or Device and Health Information Technology. Bon Secours was also a nominee in the Patient Care category.
The Employee Health award was given to Bon Secours because it “implemented innovative ways to improve the health of their covered employees and dependents through patient education and behavior modification, and worked to effect the delivery of care to improve access, quality and/or outcomes.”
“We will continue to invest in the health and well-being of our employees and their families,” said Cindy Stutts, administrative director for Employee Wellness and Employee Assistance Program. “We know this is key to fulfilling our mission to be good help to those in need.”
Bon Secours Employee Wellness innovatively addresses the needs of the whole person, uses assessments to determine and meet needs, measures outcomes to make sure programs and resources remain relevant and builds a culture of wellness for our health system.
In 2012, Employee Wellness created two new fitness programs: the Team Lean Challenge and Lose a Little, Gain a Lot. Additionally, through the Motivation Alliance website and mobile app, Wellness provides resources 24/7 to all Bon Secours Virginia employees. Finally, Bon Secours provides wellness incentives worth up to $900 on its medical insurance.
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Thursday’s event saluted Virginia organizations that have made significant innovative advances in four key areas including employee health, health information technology, medical product or device and patient care.
Employee Health: Bon Secours Virginia Health System, Richmond
Health Information Technology: Brily Innovations, LLC, Abingdon
Medical Product or Device: CW Optics, Inc., Seaford
Patient Care: Bay Aging and Riverside Health System, Williamsburg
Joe McMenamin, Co-Chair of Virginia Healthcare Innovators Council commented, “Among the many reasons we are fortunate to live in the Commonwealth are the creativity and ingenuity of the many organizations here that facilitate, provide, and finance health care for our citizens. The Virginia Healthcare Innovators Council takes great pride in the quality of the innovations and insights of our nominees, and in particular, of our winners. The Innovators Council thanks our member entities, our judges and the Chamber for all their hard work and support in enabling us to provide well-deserved public recognition for all of them.”