McLaren Port Huron
Working On Wellness Program

Working On Wellness (WOW)

A familiar initiative to help McLaren Port Huron employees.

Working on Wellness

Working on Wellness logo

Mission Statement

Create a culture of wellness and serve as a healthy role model to the community.

Why do we have this program?

The purpose of McLaren Port Huron hospital is to "be a leader in healing and your partner in health". Do you want to become healthier? These are just a couple of reasons you should join us. In Fall 2005, a group of employees volunteered to join the Wellness Team. That team, along with the Executive Team was given the challenge of developing a program to encourage employees to make healthier choices. WOW is the result.

Resistance Band Strengthening

Stretching for Workday Wellness

What are the components of WOW?

The WOW program is mufti-faceted. McLaren Port Huron offers the following activities and resources:

  • Weight Watchers at Work
  • Meditation and yoga classes
  • Biggest Loser contest
  • Athletic club discounts
  • Smoking cessation classes - monthly. Call Community Education and Outreach, extension 2344
  • Step Challenge
  • Walking map of the main campus
  • BCI - Benefit communication assistance is available on-site to provide newly-hired employees information about benefit enrollment and health plans

Annual free influenza vaccinations and Tdap of employees has improved the health of our employee population as well as serves as a role model for continuing adult immunization to improve the health of our community.

MPH also has an Employee Assistance Program that offers counseling services for emotional well being; financial, marital, family and legal issues can be addressed.

How can I participate?

There is a Working on Wellness committee that meets a few times yearly. Employee members are from all areas of the hospital. If you wish to participate contact Employee Health at (810) 989-3120.