L-R, Dennis Parnell, SVP of human resources; Adele Draiman, director of benefits and compensation; Freddy Watts, patient ambassador; and Patricia Guay-Berry, clinical nutrition manager.
Bethesda, Md., (September 21, 2012) – Suburban Hospital has been named Washington Business Journal’s “Healthiest Workplace” for companies with 1,000 to 4,999 employees in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Suburban was recognized for its annual Healthy Destinations program, having a smoke-free campus, providing healthy dining options and its commitment to helping staff live healthier lives.
“We are very pleased to receive this recognition for our efforts,” said Dennis Parnell, senior vice president of human resources at Suburban Hospital. “We will continuously strive to develop programs to help our staff live healthier lifestyles and combat chronic illnesses.”
The Washington Business Journal partnered with Healthiest Employer LLC, a data research company, to measure the region’s top 50 healthiest employers based on a wellness survey that evaluates company offerings such as a smoke-free workplace, an on-site fitness room, nutrition/weight management programs and an online portal which provides information to help employees make informed decision regarding their health.
About Suburban Hospital
Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is a not-for-profit, community-based hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, that has served Montgomery County and the surrounding area for almost 70 years. Suburban Hospital is distinguished by a cutting-edge stroke program; level II trauma center; centers of excellence in cardiac care, orthopedics and joint replacement surgery, neurosciences and oncology; state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment tools; and affiliations with world-class institutions, including the neighboring National Institutes of Health.