When Atlantic General Hospital’s Associates Getting Healthy wellness
program introduced Weight Watchers to its associates as a possible weight
loss tool, the response was enthusiastic.
More than 40 associates signed up for the Weight Watchers At Work program,
paying through payroll deductions to participate in the weight loss plan
that helps individuals lose weight through a pre-determined point system
that assigns values to the foods we eat.
The group members meet once a week to weigh in and offer support and encouragement
to each other. Just halfway through the seventeen-week program, the associates
have lost a combined 507 pounds and will be submitting their story of
success to Weight Watchers International.
“The associates have been waiting for something like this,”
said Ronna Lynch, RN, who serves as the AGH employee health nurse and
also coordinates the Associates Getting Healthy employee wellness program.
Lynch was responsible for bringing the Weight Watchers At Work program
to the hospital.
“Having a supportive network of people is incredibly helpful when
trying to lose weight. I’m really proud of everyone who is participating
in this program.”