ROWLETT, TX (April 7, 2011) - Lake Pointe Health Network was named the #8 Healthiest Employers in North Texas among large companies by the Dallas Business Journal.
The Healthiest Employers program, powered by Indianapolis-based Healthiest Employers LLC, recognizes organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace. The award utilizes an online assessment tool and measures wellness programming in six key categories:
Culture and leadership commitment
Communication and marketing
Programming and interventions
Reporting and analysis
The categories, proprietary scoring and benchmarking were formed with the help of academic, medical, wellness and business communities. Those professionals include PhDs, MDs, CEOs and human resources directors from across the United States.
The assessment is comprised of 75 scored questions with a point value ranging from .25 points to 3 points per answer. Questions are arranged in Yes-No-I don’t know, multiple choice and select-all-that-apply formats. A company is then automatically ranked based on its individual answers, using the Healthiest Employer benchmark scores generated through a proprietary system.
“As a health care provider, our philosophy is to not only provide high quality care, but be an employer that supports good health for its employees,” states David Olmstead, chief human resources officer for Lake Pointe Health Network. “We have seen our employees take an active interest in the HealthyatTenet program – currently 67% of employees participate in the program.”
One reason Lake Pointe Health Network is a healthiest employer – not only do employees earn points by participating in wellness events at the hospital, but they have taken their wellness efforts to the community, tying their activities to local fundraising events that support a health-related cause.
ABOUT LAKE POINTE HEALTH NETWORK
Lake Pointe Health Network is a locally focused health network developed by Lake Pointe Medical Center and designed to improve access to healthcare services in Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City and the surrounding communities. The network currently comprises Lake Pointe Medical Center, a 112-bed acute care hospital; Lake Pointe Imaging Centers, diagnostic imaging centers located in Rockwall and Forney; Lake Pointe Sleep Center, a four suite center offering services for both adults and children two years of age and older; Lake Pointe Breast Center, a center providing comprehensive breast care; Lake Pointe Wound Care Center, a comprehensive wound care center that includes hyperbaric oxygen therapy; Lake Pointe Urgent Care Center, located in Rockwall and offering lab and digital imaging services onsite;
Lake Pointe Cardiac and Outpatient Rehabilitation, offering cardiac rehab, physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Lake Pointe Health Network is committed to providing high quality health care with a focus on the customer experience. To learn more about the facilities that comprise the Lake Pointe Health Network, please visit www.lakepointemedical.com