Industrial Managers' Board discusses health
by Alan Reed
Aug 30, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Trigg Industrial Managers’ Association met at the Trigg County Hospital on August 17 for breakfast and a lecture from hospital CEO Lisa Coleman on benefits from a long-term employee wellness program.

“We have in excess of 100 employees at the Trigg County Hospital. Larger facilities are competing for the work force, and are challenged by an older facility and infrastructure as we become more technically advanced,” she said to the managers.

Coleman said that the second highest greatest line item expense at the hospital was the payment of employee benefits, and that insurers will often provide discounts to corporate entities that institute long term wellness programs for workers.

She said that many health issues were examined in wellness programs. Regular check-ups, cholesterol monitoring and annual screenings for other diseases, smoking cessation, weight loss and exercise were often objectives within a program to promote long term health and quality of life.

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