Your hospital and local employers: A win-win combination
Abstract: Poor employee health habits can negatively affect employers’ bottom lines through high absenteeism, poor quality output, low productivity and skyrocketing insurance premiums. But hospitals are likely to be well positioned to help local businesses institute health management programs. Well-established hospitals offer employers credibility, a track record of accomplishment, diversity and flexibility of services, and certified expertise. This article shows how to get started, while a sidebar discusses how to help an employer build the foundation for a workplace health improvement program.