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 campus policy

Copy of policy

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Tobacco cessation coverage within employee health plans

Copy of health plan benefits or health plan promotional materials

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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. 

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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 utilize the results to develop a work plan of activities or programs to encourage healthy behavior surrounding physical activity, nutrition, tobacco cessation and mental health. 

Copy of wellness work plan OR calendar of events specific to the organization, reflective of assessment results, and including activity descriptions related to physical activity, nutrition, tobacco cessation and mental health 

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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 an assessment to evaluate the impact of your program. Assessments should be continued on an annual basis. 

Description of how annual program evaluation  was conducted or copy of annual evaluation results.  

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Promotion of the 5-2-1-0 Let's Go! Healthy Workplaces message in at least two ways

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

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At least 50% of vending items in each snack and beverage machine or provided snacks meet approved 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)

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Promotion of self-assessment tools for prediabetes and heart health among employees

Written description or pictures of ways in which the self-assessment tools are promoted

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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) - Phase D2 of 4-D Pathway complete (for birthing hospitals only)

Email confirmation from Baby Friendly USA for Phase D2 or Well-Ahead LA will verify completion 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 with the Bureau of Family Health

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Community-based obesity prevention investment 

Written description of programs or events dedicated to community obesity prevention

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Cafeteria(s) offer and promote at least one healthy entree option (during each meal time) daily that meets approved nutrition guidelines

  • Copy of menu showing healthy options available at each meal time
  • Description as to how each menu item meets approved nutrition guidelines

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Provide the following self-management education materials to at-risk patients at or prior to discharge:
  • Weight management
  • Blood pressure
  • Diabetes

Copy of education provided.

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Offer or refer to a community resource for diabetes self-management education (DSME) or diabetes prevention program (DPP) for outpatient care

Name and written description of in-house curriculum or name and address of organization where hospital refers patients 

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