KGH strikes Gold in KFL&A Public Health Workplace Wellness Awards

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It’s been a big month for awards for KGH. We recently received a Silver from the Ontario Hospital Association in its annual Quality Healthy Workplace Awards.

Now, our community partner KFL&A Public Health has also recognized us with a Gold in its annual Workplace Wellness Awards. These awards measure how well organizations are doing in supporting staff wellness across a range of areas, such as promoting physical activity, healthy eating, infectious diseases prevention, and reducing stress.

"Health promotion and prevention is what public health is all about, so it’s great to be recognized this way,” says Joanna Noonan, Manager of Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness. “It reinforces that KGH has a lot of resources in place for staff when they want or need them.”

Among them are our staff lunchtime yoga and meditation programs, corporate gym memberships, Weight Watchers, smoking cessation workshops and a range of other supports available on our wellness website, www.kghwellness.ca.

“Another example is the opening of our renovated courtyard for staff to use, and we’re not done yet,” says Noonan. “Over the next year we will continue to try new things to support wellness at KGH, including the launch of the Living Well, Working Well staff newsletter, and an organizational review of Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. 

Other winners of a Gold award this year include Queen’s University, Keys Job Centre, Ongwanada, Lennox and Addington County General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital.

Visit the KFL&A website for more information on the awards.