Hospital employees take to streets for health

Richland Parish Hospital has recently kicked off a wellness campaign under the exercise-based theme, “We Choose to Move.”

Due to the rising area statistics in heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses, the administration at RPH decided to join in the nationwide push toward preventive healthcare.

Preventive care will not only help to head-off diseases before they occur, but will also help with rising healthcare and insurance costs.

Delhi Hospital hopes to spread this wellness initiative into the community, as well as the north Louisiana region.

Richland Parish Hospital employees put on their pedometers, donated by BC/BS, and started moving Nov. 3. In all, 125 employees formed 24 team s and began a 6-week walking competition.

“We Choose to Move,” baseline health assessments, as well as weekly “Lunch and Learns” have created lots of excitement and wellness awareness among the hospital employees and the community they serve.

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