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Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
Published on Saturday February 6, 2021 - 3:10 AM

 
PeaceHealth has been recognized for the third year in a row as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America.

The awards program presented by Healthiest Employers® and Springbuk acknowledges the success of PeaceHealth's employee wellness program spanning all PeaceHealth facilities across Alaska, Oregon and Washington. More than 10,000 employers across the country participate in the awards program, which measures employee participation, health outcomes, leadership commitment and more.

PeaceHealth's wellness program takes a holistic approach by focusing on the financial health, nutrition, stress management and physical fitness of its employees. PeaceHealth also added several programs this year to support the needs of caregivers and families during COVID-19 and the wildfires, including mental health support, medical benefit enhancements and emergency funds for those impacted.

As one of only three health systems in the Pacific Northwest to receive this year's designation, PeaceHealth ranked no. 30 overall in the country. The recognition also comes on the heels of PeaceHealth's recent No. 2 ranking in the Portland Business Journal's list of Healthiest Employers of Oregon.

"We couldn't be prouder of our caregivers who are truly living our culture of wellness and changing the fabric of our communities," said Joline Treanor, PeaceHealth executive vice president of people and culture. "As the largest employer in many of our areas, they are making a real difference. They exemplify our Mission and play such an important leadership role – day in and day out – in improving the overall health and well-being of our communities."

PeaceHealth's program is not tied to medical plan enrollment, but instead fosters a culture of wellness by offering an interactive, personalized wellness platform with fun, health-related resources and rewards. For example, all employees receive a free Fitbit device for enrolling and completing a voluntary biometric screening. Employees can also earn monetary incentives throughout the year by tracking individually chosen healthy habits and engaging in friendly competition with fellow coworkers, family and friends.

In addition, PeaceHealth's Healthy You platform is available to anyone and everyone and offers classes, webinars, recipes and much more to support people on their wellness journey.

Visit PeaceHealth's careers website to view open positions and learn more about joining PeaceHealth.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,100 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.

About Springbuk and Healthiest Employers®: Springbuk is a health intelligence software platform that empowers everyone in an employer's health ecosystem to glean actionable insights to improve their population's well-being and contain claims costs. Each year, Springbuk administers the Healthiest Employers® Awards Program across the country to honor the nation's most dedicated employers in bettering their worksite health and wellness programs. To date, over 10,000 employers across 40+ U.S. cities have participated in the awards program. Learn more at www.Springbuk.com. and www.HealthiestEmployers.com.