EASLEY — For the third year in a row, Baptist Easley Hospital was recognized by the South Carolina Hospital Association’s Working Well initiative and Prevention Partners for achieving the Excellence Recognition.
The Excellence Recognition is awarded for reaching the highest standards in workplace health and prevention. Baptist Easley Hospital sustained this recognition by earning straight A’s in four modules of WorkHealthy America, a Prevention Partners initiative addressing tobacco use, physical activity, nutrition, and the overall culture around health and wellness.
The Excellence Recognition honors Baptist Easley Hospital’s commitment to employee health as demonstrated by its policies, programs and benefits to support employee health, optimize employee productivity, and integrate wellness into daily operations.
“We are excited to be recognized for the third year in a row for providing the highest level of quality in standards in worksite health and prevention,” said Michael Batchelor, CEO of Baptist Easley. “We believe that before we can promote health and wellness, we must live it. Baptist Easley strives to be an example of health and wellness to the community we serve by serving compassionately, inspiring others, personalizing the experience in order to be the best in community healthcare.”
Prevention Partners works with the SCHA’s Working Well initiative to engage corporate leaders and staff throughout SC to enhance and sustain employee wellness efforts. These efforts are generously funded through the Duke Endowment.
“Baptist Easley Hospital sets a high bar in establishing and sustaining a workplace where employees can make healthy choices,” said Lindsey Bickers Bock, Strategic Coaching Senior Manager at Prevention Partners. “I applaud this great effort and the commitment of their leadership to create a culture of wellness.”