Supporting Wellness in the Workplace

March 9, 2017

PITTSBURGH – Live Well Allegheny Workplace, Virtual OfficeWare Healthcare Solutions (VOWHS/VRS), is dedicated to helping physician practices be more successful, improve patient care and build healthy communities. According to Nicole Milojevic, Vice President of Human Resources, putting wellness in the forefront of what they do is a natural fit.

How is Virtual Office Healthcare Solutions creating a healthier environment for employees? They developed a wellness initiative that started with a step challenge and healthy potlucks. They now have an active Wellness Committee with “peer-to-peer” support to help everyone make positive changes. Employees have the opportunity to earn points toward reduced insurance premiums by participating in preventative care exams, screenings, tobacco cessation offerings, and other employer sponsored activities such as participation in CPR Certification classes, chair massages, and flu shots. Overall this initiative has encouraged a healthier work environment and greater satisfaction.

Ms. Milojevic explained that some employees “had misconceptions that such [health] activities were solely focused on exercising” rather than a more holistic approach to health. As a result of the employee wellness activities, VOW/VRS, has improved overall employee satisfaction from 87% to 94%, which is a significant human resources milestone. Ms. Milojevic encourages more employers in Allegheny County to join Live Well Allegheny and help to make Allegheny County the healthiest in the country.