Children’s Hospital awarded for commitment to employees health

Special to The Freeman

June 25, 2014

MILWAUKEE – Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin said Wednesday it has been awarded the Well Workplace Gold status for the third time.

This designation is given by the Wellness Council of America, and its local affiliate, Wellness Council of Wisconsin, according to a statement. The Gold Well Workplace Award recognizes the hospital for its commitment to the health and well-being of its employees, the statement said.

“Not only has Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin created a world-class wellness program, but they have
also worked to integrate wellness programming into their vision and mission,” said Ryan
Picarella, president of WELCOA. “Truly, Children’s Hospital is forging new ground in workplace
wellness "linking health promotion objectives to business outcomes.”

The organization’s wellness initiatives include a web-based program, which features a
variety of health-focused challenges, educational opportunities and nutrition and fitness activities.