EVEN IN A HOSPITAL in one of the states in the nation, employees need education about improving their health and preventing disease. think the University of Colorado Hospital is fom the general Bruce says. my arrival The we have tried to focus more on our walking program, health and well-being. But a challenge for us, just Step Into Gear, like the rest of encourages employees to Lifestyle changes are a big part of cancer prevenwalk every day tion, so part of focus is ensuring that and record their his employees stay active and healthy. In 2008, the progress. company introduced healthy menu options in the cafeteria and started a hospital-wide walking program. In 2009, made the hospital smoke fee. The walking program, called Step Into Gear, lasts six weeks and occurs quarterly. Participating employees get a pedometer and try to get the most steps to put their team in the lead. During the week of the program, wanders the hospital halls and asks employees to show him their pedometers. curious to see how many steps taken that he ofen awards prizes to participants. Last year, 750 employees participated in Step Into Gear. Participants had several success stories, including an employee who dropped 30 pounds. had lowered his blood pressure and had a better overall feeling of health and says.
Steps to Prevention
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CANCER IS NO STRANGER to employees at KPMG LLP, a provider of audit, advisory and tax services. In 2004, then-chairman and CEO Gene was diagnosed with brain cancer. He died three months later. was loved as a John Veihmeyer says. experience personally touched me and a lot of our people in a way that they been touched before by Getting involved in CEOs Against Cancer in late 2009 helped Veihmeyer continue legacy. Veihmeyer took the cancer prevention and wellness initiatives to the next level. created webcasts for our employees on the impact of he says. The company also added to its library of resources on disease prevention. Through the For its employees, company leaders designed a company website, employees at separate area within the internal KPMG website just for KPMG LLP have health-related information, including access to online support access to a variety groups. This allows employees to connect with co-workers of resources on disease prevention. who may be facing similar health situations. Veihmeyer recalls an employee whose child was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Because of the resources on the KPMG site, she was able to information about the disease quickly. came away feeling very Veihmeyer says. //