We are proud to announce that VCH was recognized with a Workplace Health Innovation Award of Merit at the 2019 BC Health Care Awards, which took place on June 24, 2019.
In 2017, Vancouver Coastal Health set out to redesign its attendance and wellness program to provide improved attendance management services for employees who are ill, and better support for employees to stay healthy when they are at work. The goal was to create a caring and supportive health-focused program that would also foster better workplace relationships among leaders and their teams.
By shifting to a more client-focused and responsive approach aligned with the provincial Enhanced Disability Management Program, the program, which was developed by a steering committee made up of frontline staff, union representatives and administrators, has resulted in faster, more sustainable return-to-work plans for ill employees, reduced sick leave, and an overall healthier and more productive workplace.
Congratulations to Dr. Stacy Sprague and the project team for recognizing the need to better support employees in the workplace and for winning the 2019 BC Health Care Award Workplace Health Innovation Award of Merit!