Thanks to BestHealth, Baptist’s employee wellness program, Baptist has been recognized as a Healthier Tennessee workplace by the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness.
Healthier Tennessee enables and encourages Tennesseans to lead healthier lives by bringing together a statewide coalition of employers, health care systems, local governments, school systems and community organizations for positive, measurable change. To be eligible for this recognition, applicants must demonstrate their efforts to bring healthier lifestyle access and education to their employees, something Baptist has been doing for years but recently formalized under the BestHealth program.
“Healthier Tennessee has very similar goals to BestHealth, providing access and education for healthier lifestyles,” said Lia Lansky, Baptist’s system director of wellbeing. “With Baptist BestHealth, we are taking care of our own so they can take care of patients. Our team members should be proud of this statewide recognition for BestHealth.”
Healthier Tennessee initiatives strive to increase the number of Tennesseans who are physically active for at least 30 minutes five times a week, promote a healthy diet, and reduce the number of people who use tobacco.
Lia plans to apply for similar recognition in Mississippi and Arkansas.