ROCKFORD (WREX) — OSF Saint Anthony is practicing what is preaches by encouraging employees to be healthier through its Blue Zone initiative.
This week is OSF’s Blue Zone week. The hospital is encouraging its employees to participate in health promoting activities, like outdoor lawn stretching exercises and a creativity room.
This allows employees to learn about themselves and how Blue Zone activities can impact their everyday lives.
“Health care workers are often burned out, stressed out, and don’t have time to take care of themselves,” said Nathan Hamman, manager for wellness services at OSF. “This is a way for us and the sisters giving back to our employees to make sure that they are health and taken care of.”
OSF will host more Blue Zone activities this week. The Blue Zone project is promoted through Transform Rockford, and OSF was the first business or organization to adopt the initiative.