Wellbeing Survey Results are In
Thanks all who completed the survey
My grateful thanks to all that completed the CSI Know Your Numbers survey and left so many helpful comments! We will take your suggests for improvement to the St. Luke's team so we can make your experience even smoother into the future.
More than 100 employees, 60/40 staff to admin/faculty, 25/75 male to female and with 90% participating in the KNY event responded the very first day we launched the survey. Ninety percent feel encouraged and supported by the college in your wellness journey, but 10% receive little or no support within their department.
I'd like to respond to some good comments that were made. I hope this helps with any concerns you may have.
1.1. Cholesterol screenings are no longer offered as part of the KYN events, but I will continue to probe to see if or when they might be included. Meanwhile, community wellness fairs such as the one at the HSHS building the last Saturday in October still offer this screen AND you may drop by the Occupational Health office at the SE corner of St. Luke's in Twin Falls for a coupon to one of their labs for that screening at only $16. Just remember to fast!
1.2. We're thrilled to hear from those that caught increased blood pressure or blood glucose levels so you can take those concerns to your physician. Yes, there ARE means to address both those problems with proper nutrition, weight management, activity and, if need be, medications. At the same time, if you had high numbers at the screening but your doctor is fine with your measurements there is a process to submit a note to receive the incentives anyway. Please contact me for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1.3. Some of you suggested scheduling your screening earlier in the month and completing the online assessment more quickly to avoid lines and missing the deadline. Good points!
1.4. Many of you commented that you are more focused and motivated to effect changes for yourself and your families with the information and resources being provided. That's what we want to hear!
1.5. Please don't hesitate to contact HR if you have a question or issue with a health benefit or resource - ever.
Finally, to our supervisors: Your employees need support to participate in wellness events. If wellness isn't your thing, please find a champion in your department to help communicate events and benefits and to assist in scheduling participation. We will continue to offer workshops and screenings both inside and outside of work hours and at multiple times and places to accommodate everyone's needs. If you have a specific request please let me know or speak to anyone on the team. We will do our very best to remove any barriers that you, your employees or their families experience toward success in goals for optimum health.
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resources Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator