Hospital Receives Consecutive Gold-Level Rating In the 2018 Wellness at Work Awards

Lanham, MD – Doctors Community Hospital has earned a gold-level rating in the 2018 Wellness at Work Awards for the second year. This statewide honor recognizes exemplary accomplishments in the promotion of workplace health and well-being.  

The Wellness at Work Awards are granted by the Healthiest Maryland Businesses program, which was founded in 2010 by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The initiative includes more than 400 employers and is dedicated to protecting and promoting wellness in the workplace based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Workplace Health Model. Applicants are also asked to describe activities, and share examples of related policies and tools developed to address four assessment areas: planning, management, implementation and evaluation.

Some of the hospital’s ongoing employee-focused health and wellness initiatives include:

  • Employees and their families have access to a low-cost exercise facility on its main campus
  • The cafeteria and vending machines are stocked with healthy food options
  • Free seminars are available on topics that range from stress management to nutrition education
  • Wellness navigators serve as resources who provide health maintenance guidance
  • A community garden provides a fitness opportunity that combines light exercising with lessons on how to grow and eat healthy food options

According to Pam Nicholson-Flora, benefits and compensation manager at Doctors Community Hospital, “Our employees are the hospital’s most important asset. By helping them maintain and improve their overall health, we can better serve as role models in our community.”

“We are dedicated to improving the health of the community, which includes area residents and our employees. From eliminating fried food in the cafeteria to establishing an employee gym, we remain committed to identifying new employee wellness opportunities,” said Paul Grenaldo, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

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Doctors Community Health System is a network of medical and surgical services provided throughout Prince George’s County and in Anne Arundel County.  At the heart of this network is its flagship – Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland.  To complement the hospital’s high-quality and comprehensive services, the system has more than a dozen centers of care in Bowie, Camp Springs, Crofton, District Heights, Hyattsville, Lanham, Largo, Laurel, Riverdale and Temple Hills.  Also, the hospital has been rated as a high-performing facility for heart failure by U.S. News & World Report in 2017-2018 and designated as a primary stroke center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.  The system has experienced physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who specialize in:

Ambulatory Surgery
Breast Health
Diabetes Care
Diabetes Education
Digestive Disease Care
Emergency Services
Imaging Services
Infusion Care
Orthopedic Services
Primary Care and Family Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Rehabilitation Program
Sleep Care
Surgical Services
Transitional Care
Wound Care
 
For more information, visit DCHweb.org or call 301-DCH-4YOU (301-324-4968).