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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Recognized for Promoting Healthy Workplace, Lifestyle

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 Hospital News J E 4
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PHILADELPHIA, June 14 Children's Hospital received a Gold Award from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH), a nonprofit association of large employers, recognizing the institution's commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging employees and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles.

CHOP was among 66 employers that received the 2010 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award June 14 at the Leadership Summit sponsored by the NBGH's Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being.

CHOP was recognized for its Your Life, Your Work, Your Well-Being program that includes health risk assessments, biometric screenings, and targeted health interventions that are integrated with benefit and clinical programs. Employees have access to health and wellness coaches, behavior improvement tools (including tobacco cessation programs), an expectant parent program and lactation support.

"As one of the nation's leading children's hospitals, health and wellness is vitally important to ensuring the employees at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are at their best caring for the patients we serve," said Rob Croner, senior vice president of human resources at Children's Hospital. "The objective is to create a culture of health, resulting in improved wellness and lifestyle for every CHOP employee."

The Gold Award, for creating cultural and environmental changes that support employees who are committed to long-term behavior changes, is CHOP's second NBGH recognition. Last year, the hospital was recognized with a Silver Award, for employers that have launched significant programs or services to promote living a healthier lifestyle.

About The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 460-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu.

CONTACT: Joey McCool Ryan Phone: (267) 426-6070 McCool@email.chop.edu

SOURCE The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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