WorkHealthy Hospitals

WorkHealthy Hospitals is a unique, comprehensive, and sustainable approach to helping Oklahoma hospitals change and improve their culture of health and wellness by helping employees improve their health through organization system changes. It is aimed at helping hospital leadership, along with employee input, make permanent infrastructure changes in policies, environment and benefits within which their specific wellness programs will fit. It also assists hospitals in setting a visible wellness standard for their community.

The Oklahoma Hospital Association (OHA) launched this initiative in 2013 in collaboration with Prevention Partners in North Carolina. It is funded by the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET).

                                         

In July of 2016, OHA began re-evaluating the current WorkHealthy Hospitals’ organizational wellness assessment tool to ensure that all hospitals have access to high quality employee health improvement benchmarking and individualized support resources to achieve a culture of wellness. This evaluation led to a plan to develop a new online assessment tool, making it more comprehensive and cost effective for our member hospitals. OHA and the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) Working Well initiative have partnered to make this happen. Together, we are developing this improved online resource tool that provides hospitals with more user-friendly and improved assessment capabilities.

Hospital leaders at participating hospitals gather their wellness team and, together, begin by completing the online assessment of their workplace’s health policies, benefits and environments to determine the current status of their organization’s wellness.  From these baseline outcomes, they receive recommendations and action plans tailored for their hospital. Action plans guide leaders through a process to identify and prioritize evidence-based wellness policies and system change strategies that are effective and efficient. Hospitals learn how to make “the healthy choice, the easy choice” for employees and guests.

Benefits for hospitals include reduced absenteeism and health care costs, improved productivity and staff morale, reduced employee turnover.

Getting started is easy! Click on the graphic below to learn more about the process.



For more information, contact Sydney Tomlinson, coordinator, stomlinson@okoha.com.

OHA Partners with Healthcare Staffing Services 


Healthcare Staffing Services was developed as a collaborative effort among multiple state hospital associations to meet the temporary staffing needs of member hospitals and health systems.

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