Mental Health America (MHA) has announced that Edward-Elmhurst Health has been awarded the 2022-23 Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health. The Bell Seal is a first-of-its-kind workplace mental health certification that recognizes employers who strive to create mentally healthy workplaces for their employees.
Edward-Elmhurst Health, which has more than 8,000 team members and includes Edward Hospital in Naperville, Elmhurst Hospital and Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, is part of NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health, a fully integrated healthcare delivery system serving an area of more than 4.2 million residents across six northeast Illinois counties.
The Bell Seal recognizes employer advances in workplace mental health by awarding Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum recognition levels. Edward-Elmhurst Health (EEH) underwent a rigorous evaluation of its policies and practices in four areas: workplace culture, benefits, compliance, and wellness programs. Being a Bell Seal-certified organization demonstrates EEH’s ongoing commitment to employee mental health and well-being.
“At NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health, mental health is interwoven into our vision of safe, seamless, personal care for our team members, patients and communities,” says Gina Sharp, MBA, FACHE, President, Linden Oaks Behavioral Health. “We strive to serve as a best-practice example of how to support employee mental health and promote resiliency. This award reaffirms our ongoing commitment to providing services and resources so our employees feel safe, included and supported.”
MHA, founded in 1909, is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the overall mental health of all. MHA has spent decades researching mental health in the workplace, and in 2019, MHA introduced the Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health to recognize companies and organizations that understand the value of addressing mental health at work and implement policies and practices that support employee well-being.
For more information about MHA and the Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health, visit mhanational.org/Bestemployers. For more information about Edward-Elmhurst Health, visit eehealth.org.