Allen County Regional Hospital—an award-winning Critical Access Hospital that serves Southeastern Kansas—is proud to announce national recognition as one of the Healthiest Companies in America by Interactive Health Inc., a national leader known for its personalized wellness solutions. Allen County Regional Hospital is one of 156 companies across the country being recognized for helping employees make significant, and sometimes life-saving changes, to improve their health. This is the first year Allen County Regional Hospital has won the award.
With the help of strategic and flexible wellness initiatives, the Healthiest Companies in America recipients have accomplished tremendous success, achieving participation rates in excess of 70 percent and a low-risk health score for their total population, based on rigorous and clinically sound health evaluations.
2016 was the third year Allen County Regional Hospital has participated in the Interactive Health, Inc. employee screening process. Seventy-five percent (75%) of eligible Allen County Regional Hospital employees participated in the annual health screening in 2016. Seventy-seven percent (77%) achieved or exceeded their wellness goals. To determine the overall health status of the company, the personal health scores of the participating members are averaged. In 2016, the company’s aggregate Health Score was “-2”. This score reflects the LOW RISK category and is a six-point improvement from the prior year. Employees were engaged in a number of ways to improve their health status including: smarter food and drink options offered in the hospital cafeteria; online workshops that reinforced healthy lifestyles and are based on individual health risks and interests; a personal health action plan that helps each participant track their activities and health goals; and online interaction with a personal trainer, a nutritionist and a health coach.
"We have a culture of family at Allen County Regional Hospital and part of our focus is striving for a healthy work-life balance."
“We have a culture of family at Allen County Regional Hospital and part of our focus is striving for a healthy work-life balance,” says Marion “Tony” Thompson, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Allen County Regional Hospital. “Happy and engaged employees translate to high patient satisfaction—the energy and enthusiasm they have aligns with our commitment to care for the communities we serve.”
“This is the 10th year we’re honoring the Healthiest Companies in America and it continues to inspire us how successful the winning companies are in building and sustaining employee engagement and inspiring positive health outcomes,” says Interactive Health President and CEO Cathy Kenworthy. “It is possible to improve health through the right workplace initiatives, and it is smart business. In addition to this year’s 156 winners, there are dozens more that are extremely close to obtaining the designation, or have met the criteria in the past, set an even higher bar for their program, and will meet that bar again in the future. We looking forward to inviting more companies into the winner’s circle next year as our technology and service enhancements make it even more possible for organizations to improve employee health.”
Participants in Interactive Health’s wellness program receive a thorough health evaluation to identify risk and learn about their health status. Through a combination of rapid outreach, connection to personal physicians and tailored resources, a personalized course of action is delivered to the participant resulting in improved or maintained health, leading Allen County Regional Hospital to this achievement.
Allen County Regional Hospital is an award-winning Kansas critical access hospital dedicated to bringing innovative, advanced healthcare to Southeast Kansas with a compassionate, personalized style. For more information on Allen County Regional Hospital, visit allencountyregional.com.