Phelps Memorial Hospital Center has been named a “Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite” by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more.
“Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities at Phelps. We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite,” said Daniel Blum, President and CEO of Phelps. “We’re committed to providing the best workplace environment possible. This program benefits our employees’ health and produces positive results for the hospital as a whole and ultimately our patients.”
To achieve platinum-level status, Phelps reported its accomplishments in the areas of healthy eating and fitness. The healthy eating initiatives include taking a proactive approach to food preparation and distribution in the cafeteria by linking portion size with cost to encourage the staff and visitors to purchase and consume smaller portions. The hospital also has vending machines stocked with healthy choices and a device that provides the nutritional content of the various vending machine offerings.
Phelps’ Employee Wellness programs include free annual health screenings, on-site physical activities, walking competitions, free monthly smoking cessation classes, a gym reimbursement program and a series of Lunch and Learn educational programs on a variety of topics such as healthy eating and stress management.
About Phelps Hospital
Phelps Hospital, part of Northwell Health, is a full-service 238-bed acute care community hospital located in Sleepy Hollow, NY. With more than 1,700 employees and 500 medical staff members representing 60 medical specialties, Phelps offers one of the broadest ranges of community hospital services in Westchester County. Patients benefit from distinguished physicians, many of whom are pioneers in their field, offering the most advanced procedures using the latest technology. www.phelpshospital.org. Phelps’ primary and specialty care medical group, Phelps Medical Associates, has nearly 20 practices located on the hospital campus and in the surrounding communities. www.phelpsmedicalassociates.org.
About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, nearly 700 outpatient facilities and more than 18,500 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 68,000 employees – 16,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.