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Bon Secours Mercy Health wellness program gets award

YOUNGSTOWN — Bon Secours Mercy Health, the parent company for Mercy Health — Youngstown, was recognized for providing one of the best workforce health and employee well-being programs in the U.S.

The award from Business Group on Health, a nonprofit association of more than 440 large employers, puts the health care provider among 39 U.S. employers that received the 2020 Best Employers Excellence in Health and Well-Being Award.

Bon Secours Mercy Health received a silver award for its Be Well employee well-being program.

Be Well is designed guide employees and eligible spouses to healthy behavior by providing resources like online coaching, webinars, activity tracking, challenges and health management programs, according to the company.

Participation is incentivized with a health-reimbursement account contribution and yearly sweepstakes.

“Bon Secours Mercy Health’s vision to be where associates want to work, clinicians want to practice, people seek wellness and communities thrive starts with associates being their best self,” said Joe Gage, Bon Secours Mercy Health chief human resources officer.

Winners of the 2020 award were honored in three categories: platinum, for implementing a workforce well-being strategy with demonstrated results; gold, for organizations with a strong commitment to holistic well-being and related metrics; and silver, for organizations with emerging well-being strategies, often with a focus on physical health.

Bon Secours Mercy Health, which operates St. Joseph Warren Hospital and St. Elizabeth Youngstown and Boardman hospitals, is the fifth largest Catholic health care ministry and one of the nation’s 20 largest health care systems.

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