Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ - Champion Spotlight Series - Regional Health
We are proud to shine the spotlight on Regional Health. Through HNHN and their own robust program, LiveWell by Regional Health, they ensure that their employees have access to what they need for optimal health and wellness. Special shout out to Stephanie Iverson, Regional Health’s Health and Well-Being Program Specialist.
Regional Health in South Dakota is a network of healing environments with approximately 5,000 caregivers throughout Rapid City and the Black Hills of South Dakota. Regional Health supports the health and well-being of our caregivers.
We acknowledge that we must care for ourselves first to have the energy and focus to provide exceptional care for each patient. We recognize that optimal health is not merely the absence of illness: true well-being encompasses career, social, financial, community, and physical well-being.
HNHN is offered to our employees as an additional wellness resource. Our main resource is LiveWell by Regional Health, our own well-being initiative, where we offer our caregivers support, resources, opportunities, and rewards for taking steps to care for themselves. Our initiative addresses each aspect of well-being, offering something for everyone no matter where one stands on the journey to optimal wellness.
- Annual biometric screenings and health assessment: Knowing your numbers is the first step in health improvement. Through aggregate data we can find what our health risks are and what our caregivers’ health interests are. This enables us to plan LiveWell programming for the next year.
- Comprehensive resources: We offer support to improve or maintain health – whether that's getting more active, quitting tobacco, or managing stress. We have an online portal which offers challenges, courses, step tracking, and a comprehensive resource section. We have onsite resources such as weight management and gym availability. Our caregivers can take part in all or some of anything LiveWell offers.
- Incentives: Caregivers can earn a Well-Being Contribution Credit after completing a series of voluntary steps.
LiveWell is directed with its strategic planning by our Steering Team, which is comprised of a diverse group of individuals and disciplines, meeting monthly to work on strategies such as Food & Environment, Communications, and Incentive Design. We have made great strides in providing healthier food options in our vending machines and cafeterias through Steering Team work. LiveWell by Regional Health, along with HNHN, strives to empower our caregivers to be role models of health and well-being for themselves, our patients, and our communities.
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