How Have Hospital Employee Health and Wellness Programs Changed Since 2010?
October 19, 2016 | Strategic Insights for Health System
While the share of hospitals offering employee health and wellness programs has not changed in recent years, the programs themselves are changing and more employees are participating, according to an October 2016 report from the American Hospital Association. Eighty-seven percent of hospitals offered health and wellness programs in 2015, compared with 86% in 2010, the report said. However, the number of hospitals where 70% to 90% of employees participate in such programs increased from 19% in 2010 to 31% in 2015. Over the same period, the number of hospitals offering health and wellness programs to members of the community increased from 19% to 66%. More hospitals are offering biometric screenings, personal health coaching, or 24-hour nursing helplines, according to the report.