Bethany Medical Center has been awarded a $12,300 grant from the North Carolina Medical Society Employee Benefit Plan (NCMS Plan) for encouraging wellness and healthy living among its employees.
To qualify for the grant, Bethany Medical Center encouraged their employees to take a health assessment and focused on specific areas that needed improvement. The center held healthy living seminars educating employees about eating healthy and lifestyle changes. Various raffles and challenges were held to promote participation among the staff and to encourage employees to complete their annual exam. These incentives encouraged employees to take steps necessary to ensure that 100% of their benefits were paid on behalf of the practice. In an effort to promote a tobacco free environment, all Bethany Medical Centers became 100% tobacco free and offered free tobacco cessation programs to their employees and covered dependents. Dr. Peters states, “At Bethany Medical Center we believe in practicing what we preach.”
The NCMS Plan has been providing group benefit solutions to medical practices in North Carolina since 1998. Sponsored by the NCMS and managed by Medical Mutual Insurance Company of North Carolina, the NCMS Plan currently is the preferred choice for group benefits of approximately 900 medical practices in North Carolina. Learn more about the NCMS Plan and its Practice Wellness grant program at www.ncmsplan.com.