Hospital Receives Gold-Level Rating in the 2017 Wellness at Work Awards

Lanham, Maryland − Doctors Community Hospital has been recognized with a gold-level rating in the 2017 Wellness at Work Awards – a statewide honor. The rating recognizes exemplary accomplishments in the promotion of workplace health.  

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. 

In determining workplace ratings, the Wellness at Work Awards reviewed institutional health policies and protections.  It also examined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Worksite Health ScoreCard. Doctors Community Hospital received a score of 74 percent compared to the national average of 60 percent.

This score reflects the hospital’s focus on healthy living, which incorporates both patient care and employee’s work life.  Some of the hospital’s employee-focused wellness initiatives include:

  • Employees and their families have access to a low-cost exercise facility on its main campus
  • Hospital eateries and vending machines are stocked with healthy food options
  • Free seminars are available on topics that range from stress management to nutrition
  • Wellness navigators serve as staff resources

“We are honored to receive a gold-level rating in the Healthiest Maryland Businesses’ Wellness at Work Awards,” says Paul A. Hagens, Jr., vice president of Human Resources. “Employees spend a lot of time in their work environments, and we are grateful for their tireless commitment to our patients. By providing programs that support healthy behaviors at work, we hope to give back to our employees to benefit them, their families, our patients and our community.”

“At Doctors Community Hospital, promoting wellness is central to everything that we do. Our employees deserve the very best workplace experience we can provide, and we want them to enjoy good health at work and beyond,” says Pam Nicholson-Flora, benefits and compensation manager. “Receiving this honor is a rewarding recognition of our efforts to be the healthiest workplace in Maryland.”

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Doctors Community Hospital is a premier medical and surgical hospital located in Lanham, Maryland.  With a mission of being dedicated to passionately caring for the health of patients and the community, the hospital has provided high-quality as well as comprehensive health care to residents of Prince George's County and the region since 1975.

A 212 available bed facility, Doctors Community Hospital has a wide range of specialty programs and services.

For more information, please visit DCHweb.org or call 301-DCH-4YOU (301-324-4968).