Burlington, VT — Fletcher Allen has been chosen for a Gold Worksite Wellness Award from the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports for the company’s extensive efforts to improve employee health. State Health Commissioner Harry Chen presented the award to Fletcher Allen president and CEO John Brumsted, MD at the annual Fletcher Allen Quality Forum on April 17.
The award recognizes leadership support for wellness initiatives that engaged 35 percent of Fletcher Allen’s 7,200 employees. Key elements of the program included tobacco cessation, fitness challenges and testing of basic health indicators like blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
"Vermont employers have come to understand that physically fit workers are more productive and invested in their careers and business leaders see the benefits of worksite wellness programs to their bottom line," said Janet Franz, chair of the Governor's Council.
About Fletcher Allen
Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont’s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont Medical Center, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.