Hospital WellSpot Benchmarks

Hospital Wellspots

Because hospitals touch the lives of so many from such a broad cross-section of local communities, your hospital is in a unique position to be able to have a significant impact on the health behaviors of both staff and patients. Our hospital benchmarks are centered on a campus wide tobacco-free policy as well as worksite wellness programming for staff and health education for patients.

To learn more about the benchmarks for hospital WellSpots and to get your hospital moving Well-Ahead, take the hospital assessment

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Hospital WellSpot Benchmarks

All hospital WellSpots must be designated tobacco-free locations. In addition to being tobacco-free, hospitals may meet additional wellness benchmarks.

Level Three

Level Two

Level One

  • Tobacco-free policy
  • Five additional benchmarks of choice
  • Tobacco-free policy
  • Nine additional benchmarks of choice
  • Tobacco-free policy
  • All benchmarks met
Benchmarks Documentation/Verification

Comprehensive tobacco-free policy

Copy of policy

RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION

Tobacco cessation coverage within employee health plans Copy of health plan benefits or health plan promotional materials

Promotion of the Louisiana Tobacco Quitline or another approved cessation service organization

Written description or pictures of ways in which the LA Tobacco Quitline or other service is promoted

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Designation as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace or Champion 

Well-Ahead LA will verify this benchmark is met with the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition. 

RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION

5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! Healthy Workplaces

Written description or pictures of at least two ways in which the 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! Healthy Workplaces’ message is promoted to employees.

RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION

Worksite Wellness Program - Beginning Implementation 
The first steps in beginning a worksite wellness program are gaining support from management, determining who will lead the program, and planning an initial assessment of your employees to determine current health habits and interests.

 
  • Letter from management indicating support for a worksite wellness program
  • Name of the designated staff person to lead the program
  • Brief description of worksite/employee assessments planned, in progress, or completed


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Worksite Wellness Program - Partial Implementation
Once you’ve assessed your employees, you will develop a work plan of activities or programs to encourage healthy behaviors surrounding physical activity, nutrition, and mental health. 

Copy of work plan OR calendar of events reflective of assessment results. 

RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION

Worksite Wellness Program - Full Implementation
Now that you have a plan, you’ll continue to encourage and motivate your employees as you implement the plan. After a year, you’ll do a post-assessment to evaluate the impact of your program.

Description of annual program evaluation plan or copy of annual evaluation results.  

RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION

The Gift designated (for birthing hospitals only)

Well-Ahead LA will verify this designation has been achieved with the Bureau of Family Health.

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Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) designated (for birthing hospitals only)

Well-Ahead LA will verify this designation has been achieved 

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Community-based obesity prevention investment 

Written description of programs or events dedicated to community obesity prevention

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At least 50% of vending or provided snack options meet the healthy vending guidelines

Inventory of vending machine or snack options from vendor (with nutritional information if available) OR picture of vending machine (if nutritional information is posted on the machine).

RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION

Cafeteria includes healthy dining options

Picture of healthy options in hospital cafeteria 

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Provide weight management education to overweight or obese patients at discharge

Copy of education for overweight or obese patients provided upon discharge.

Provide diabetes self-management education to diabetic patients at discharge

Copy of education for diabetic patients provided upon discharge.

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Offer or refer to a community resource for diabetes self-management education or prevention for outpatient care Name and written description of curriculum 

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Provide blood pressure self-management education to hypertensive patients at discharge. 

Copy of education for hypertensive patients provided upon discharge. 

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