Posted on Aug 5, 2020 11:45:00 AM by Terry Layman, MD, Corporate Medical Director
We recognize that COVID-19 testing can be a challenging topic to navigate as developments and messaging come to light. Let’s take some time to review the various testing types, the science behind these tests, along with limitations and strategies for utilizing testing effectively.
Posted on Jul 28, 2020 10:00:00 AM by Terry Layman, MD, SVP Corporate Medical Director
When protecting our families, communities, and workforces against the spread of COVID-19, it is important to consider implementing mitigation strategies. Utilizing tools and strategies, such as those found in our Return to Business Playbook, are crucial for returning to the workplace and civic life in a safe and responsible way. In last week’s blog, we touched on the importance of thoughtful communications and considerations for employees during this time. This week, we will be focusing on mitigation strategies to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Posted on Jul 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM by Matt Riley, VP People Operations
The Whole-Employee Approach
How can you best support the emotional well-being of your workforce?
The recognition that everything has changed nearly overnight and that ‘normal’ civic life likely will not be restored any time soon has been overwhelming to many people. Recognizing that depression peaks during these times and identifying those at risk is critical. Stress may be related to changes in routine, social isolation, or just feeling a loss of control. In a previous blog, we discussed the various stages of stress – it is often the perception of stress that matters most.
Posted on Jul 14, 2020 10:00:00 AM by Terry Layman, MD, SVP Corporate Medical Director
When returning to the workplace, each company’s plan will be unique. Among many considerations, factors such as company size, industry, and location come into play. For companies to respond to this pandemic and return employees into their workplace in a safe and responsible way, it is important to consider guidelines that are tailored for each industry – one size does not always fit all. In last week’s blog, we took a look at some safety and procedural recommendations for all businesses and industries to consider. This week, we’ll be diving into some of those industry-specific suggestions.
Posted on Jul 7, 2020 3:25:27 PM by Terry Layman, MD, SVP Corporate Medical Director
Over the past few months, we have been creating a strategic Return to Business framework to help our customers address the impact of COVID-19 and resume operations while protecting the ongoing health and safety of employees. As more businesses open up, utilizing a framework is crucial to return to the workplace in a safe and responsible way.
Posted on Jun 16, 2020 12:08:02 PM by Debby K. Routt, Vice President of People and Culture
Three Steps HR Professionals Must Consider
The coronavirus pandemic brought daily life to a standstill. With businesses closed, schools canceled and families staying at home, people found their typical daily schedules were now dramatically different.
With many states now in the midst of reopening, there is a lot of buzz surrounding businesses resuming operations, employees returning to the office and elected leaders deciding how best to jumpstart local, state, and federal economies.
For employees who have been out of work or have been working fully from home, the new office environment is likely to be very different than when they left. Physically returning to work will be a big shift and require time for employees to acquiesce.
Posted on Jun 11, 2020 11:36:41 AM by Elaine Campbell
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a shift of perspective for many. People are feeling the effects of this time differently. It is now more important than ever to stay connected and have compassion for those around you. For the healthcare workers and essential workers who have been on the front lines throughout this time, we recognize the challenges being faced on a professional and personal level. For those on the front lines, to our healthcare workers, we say thank you.
Posted on May 18, 2020 3:24:23 PM by Debby K. Routt, Vice President of People and Culture at OurHealth
As government and business leaders balance economic and public health concerns, organizations across the country are seeking thoughtful, customizable approaches to return their employees to the workplace. When thinking about what plan is right for your organization, the first step is to ask the right questions.
Posted on Apr 17, 2020 3:10:32 PM by Elaine Campbell
During these unprecedented times, we look to one another for kindness, compassion, and support. Now, more than ever, taking care of our physical and mental wellbeing is crucial. Marathon Health care teams are supporting our patients by answering health concerns, supporting them in staying well, and managing chronic conditions as they navigate COVID-19 risks.
Posted on Mar 16, 2020 9:51:41 AM by Martine Banda-Wolk, MSN, APNP, FNP, clinical director
Stress is something that we are all aware of daily. But did you know that stress can be both positive and negative? Stress refers to a physical or psychosocial stimulus that causes bodily or mental tension. It is your perception of this stress that matters most.