17
February
2015
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04:26 AM
America/Chicago

Achieving gold as a Fit-Friendly Worksite

by Bridget Lamme-Kerr, Director of Human Resources

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We take pride in our commitment to the health of the community. At Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. (MHM), healthy living is also supported internally. Not only do we talk the talk, but we also walk the walk. Our team members benefit from a diverse wellness package designed to support the whole individual—mind, body and spirit.

From the 100 percent employer-paid insurance plan to the annual health screenings our dedication to the team's overall health is unmatched. Our internal wellness program, MHM Be Well, offers a health reimbursement for certain health related expenses up to $250 per year along with ongoing fitness challenges that encourage teamwork and physical activity. Team members also participate in a variety of MHM community-sponsored events, such as walks and runs. It becomes a benefit for everyone involved because team members get active while also giving back to the communities where we serve.

Healthy living isn't just our job. It's at the core of our culture. We provide our team with a variety of tools to meet their individual needs and champion them as they work toward their individual health goals. We do this because it's who we are, it's part of our mission, "Serving Humanity to Honor God" and it's also one of the reasons why I'm proud to be an MHMer.

In fact, the American Heart Association recently recognized MHM as a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite. This designation celebrates the organization's commitment to providing a healthy workplace for team members. It places MHM in an elite group of 16 San Antonio companies who share the Fit-Friendly Worksite honor.

For over 20 years, MHM has been committed to helping our neighbors and friends in the community stay healthy, but we don't stop there. This same pledge extends to members of our organization as well and we're proud of it.