Community Hospital receives healthy workplace designation

Lana Birch
Tawny Espinoza

Community Hospital in Grand Junction has once again been recognized as a Health Links Certified Healthy Workplace Leader, a designation that reflects efforts to foster a culture of health and safety.

“We are extremely proud to have earned this certification for the fourth year in a row,” said Lana Birch, wellness coordinator at Community Hospital. “We plan to continue our efforts to provide the best possible programs for our employees.”

Tawny Espinoza, vice president of business development at Community Hospital, agreed. “We are thrilled to once again champion health and wellness not only in our organization but throughout the community.”

Health Links is a program of the Center for Health, Work and Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health. An online tool assesses participating businesses on their health and safety efforts. Advisors offer assistance and connect businesses with resources.  The Certified Healthy Workplace Leader is the highest level of recognition offered through the program.

Birch said Community Hospital has demonstrated its efforts to hold supervisors accountable for supporting health and safety, integrate health and safety into the workplace, prevent workplace injuries and extend health and safety services to employee families and the community.

Community Hospital offers a variety of interventions and challenges in its wellness program to promote areas of improvement identified during annual employee screenings, she said.