Wellspot Location Details

Cardiovascular Institute of the South at Lafayette General
WellSpot Type: Worksite
WellSpot Level: Level One
Address: 443 Heymann Blvd, Oil Ctr Shopping Village, Lafayette, LA 70503
Phone Number: 985-872-5980
Website: https://www.cardio.com/

Smoke-Free Site

A smoke-free policy bans smoking of any kind on the property, including but not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and electronic cigarettes. The policy should cover the entire property.  A smoke-free policy is a great first step toward gradually shifting to a tobacco-free environment. 

This WellSpot has implemented a smoke-free policy.



Tobacco-Free Site

The foundation for WellSpot designation is centered on tobacco-free environments.  A tobacco-free policy prohibits use of all tobacco products on an organization’s property.  This includes tobacco in all forms, as well as any type of smoking device.

This WellSpot has implemented a tobacco-free policy.



Tobacco Cessation Coverage

To meet this benchmark for WellSpot recognition, an organization’s employee health plan must cover tobacco cessation counseling and/or medications, including nicotine replacement therapies.

This WellSpot offers tobacco cessation coverage as part of its health plan.



Promotion of LA Tobacco Quitline

Promotion of cessation services available in the state is key to assisting individuals in their attempt to quit.  It is important to make these services known so tobacco users know where to go to get help in their quit attempts.

This WellSpot has met all the requirements regarding promotion of the LA Tobacco Quitline.



Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace

According to the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition, Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplaces provide:

  • Reasonable break time for working mothers to pump breast milk as needed throughout the day
  • One of more permanent breastfeeding rooms, or a clean, private, and safe space with an outlet (other than a toilet stall) that mothers can use for lactation when needed
  • A working sink near the breastfeeding location where mothers can clean pumping equipment
  • The lactation support (a place to pump and break time) is communicated to all current and future employees

This WellSpot has a breastfeeding friendly policy and provides the above support for nursing mothers.



Worksite Wellness – Beginning Implementation

Worksite Wellness is a major component of WellSpot designation criteria.  Changing the culture of health in the workplace through worksite wellness programming has a multitude of benefits for both employees and employers.  The “Beginning Implementation” phase of a Worksite Wellness Program includes obtaining support from management, designating staff members to lead the program, and planning employee evaluations to build a foundation for the program.

This WellSpot has implemented the beginning stages of their Worksite Wellness Program.



Worksite Wellness Program Workplan

This phase of Worksite Wellness Program implementation includes the development of a workplan or calendar of events based on employee survey results.

This WellSpot has developed a workplan or calendar of events for their Worksite Wellness Program.



Worksite Wellness – Full Implementation

The “Full Implementation” phase of a Worksite Wellness Program is complete when an organization has executed their program for at least one year.  After one year of implementation, another employee survey should be completed to evaluate the impact of the program.

This WellSpot has a fully implemented Worksite Wellness Program that encourages its employees to lead healthier, happier lives!



5-2-1-0 Partner

The 5-2-1-0 program is adapted from the evidence-based 5-2-1-0 program developed by the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center.

     5-2-1-0 stands for:
     5 or more fruits and vegetables per day
     2 or less hours of recreational screen time per day
     1 or more hour of physical activity per day
     0 sodas or sweetened beverages per day

This WellSpot promotes the 5-2-1-0 program in at least two ways in its facility.



Healthy Vending

WellSpot designation encourages organizations to help “make the healthy choice the easy choice” at their facility.  Implementing healthy vending makes healthy snack options more readily available.  State vending guidelines define healthy items as having 250 calories or less, 35% or less total calories from fat (excluding nuts and seeds), 10% or less total calories from saturated fat, 30g or less sugars, and 360mg or less sodium. 

This WellSpot has certified that at least 50% of their vending machine items meet healthy vending guidelines.