Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) has been awarded the “2013 Florida Worksite Wellness Forum Award” by The Florida Heart Research Institute, in partnership with the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade, an initiative of the Miami-Dade County Health Department.
MCH was selected for demonstrating its commitment to employee wellness practices and programs that produce positive health outcomes. MCH was the winner of the large employer group category among businesses that have 1,000 employees. Other winners included Mayors Jewelers and Ocean Reef Club.
“We want to protect our employee’s well-being in the office and at home, but also provide opportunity for better long-term health,” said Caroline Elistin, MCH Manager of Employee Health and Wellness. “A healthy employee yields an engaged, loyal and productive employee,” she said.
The Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade is an initiative of the Miami-Dade County Health Department. Its volunteer committees work in collaboration to promote healthy lifestyles including a healthy diet, regular physical activity and not using tobacco products. The Worksite Wellness Committee promotes healthy lifestyles in the work setting by sharing information on best practices and by creating partnerships to implement worksite wellness activities.
About Miami Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012-2013 by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.