WorkHealthy Hospitals achievements recognized at OHA Convention

Posted on: 1/2/19

Left to right are: Patti Davis, OHA president; Daryle Voss, president & CEO, Mercy Hospital Ardmore; and David Whitaker, OHA board chairman.
Left to right are: Patti Davis, OHA president; Jeremy Jones, administrator, Arbuckle Memorial Hospital; and David Whitaker, OHA board chairman.
Left to right are: Patti Davis, OHA president; Bill Turner and Kristi Cox, Valir; and David Whitaker, OHA board chairman.
OHA’s WorkHealthy Hospitals (WHH) initiative, a grant program of TSET, was pleased to recognize three WHH Excellence hospitals at the OHA Convention & Trade Show on Dec. 6. These leaders received awards for implementing the most effective level of culture that supports employee wellbeing. Arbuckle Memorial Hospital, Mercy Hospital Ardmore, and Valir Health were acknowledged for reaching the Platinum level in all nine dimensions of WorkHealthy standards: culture of wellness, nutrition/food environment, physical activity, tobacco freedom, emotional wellbeing, financial wellbeing, health risk assessment & outreach, incentives/communication, and evaluation. Congratulations to both.

Twenty-one hospitals were also acknowledged for achieving Platinum status in at least one assessment dimension of the WorkHealthy Hospitals initiative.

WHH, a grant program of TSET, strives to help hospital leadership identify and implement permanent system improvements to policies, environment, benefits and overall culture to support employees in improving their health. These health leaders understand that to value their employees as their greatest asset means supporting them in their jobs as well as their personal health. In short, satisfied employees are productive, engaged and innovative employees, resulting in quality health care and cost-effective health services. In addition, by changing their own culture, hospitals, as community leaders, set the example for their communities by “making the healthy choice, the easy choice.”

Since 2013, the WHH initiative has touched more than 40 hospitals statewide and impacted more than 26,000 employees in Oklahoma.  

For information on how your hospital can be part of the WorkHealthy Hospitals initiative, contact Sydney Tomlinson, specialist, at OHA, (405) 427-9537, or

Hospitals achieving platinum in one or more dimension:

Arbuckle Memorial Hospital, Sulphur
Duncan Regional Hospital
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City
INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center, Enid
INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, Yukon
INTEGRIS Cancer Institute of Oklahoma
INTEGRIS Grove Hospital
INTEGRIS Health Edmond
INTEGRIS Miami Hospital
INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, Oklahoma City
Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville
Lakeside Women’s Hospital, Oklahoma City
Mercy Hospital Ada
Mercy Hospital Ardmore
Mercy Hospital Watonga
Norman Regional HealthPlex
Norman Regional Health System
Northeastern Health System, Tahlequah
Okeene Municipal Hospital
Stillwater Medical Center
Valir Health, Oklahoma City