MIDWEST, U.S. (Jan. 22, 2014) – Mercy was just named one of the 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America, ranking No. 22 and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Baylor Health Care System, Vanderbilt University and Verizon Wireless.
Healthiest Employers, a leader in employee health analytics, took a year-long look at companies of all sizes, and from all regions and industries, and culled the Healthiest 100 that have successfully implemented practical, effective and ever improving corporate wellness strategies for creating a sustainably healthy workplace.
Mercy got the nod in part thanks to its Walk to Dublin program, which challenged co-workers to collectively walk 6,183 miles in a month (the distance to Dublin, Ireland, where Mercy was born). Co-workers walked 123,000 miles (a total of nearly 250 million steps). Mercy has also incorporated the following to step up wellness:
“We have more than 40,000 co-workers and many of the states where we serve lead the nation in obesity,” said Lynn Britton, president and CEO of Mercy. “Through a focus on healthy lifestyles, Mercy’s goal is to reverse the trend.”
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Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 33 acute care hospitals, four heart hospitals, two children’s hospitals, two rehab hospitals and one orthopedic hospital, 300 outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,100 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.