Healthiest Employers: Mercy Health's 'Be Well' program reducing disease rates in employees

A priority area this year for Mercy Health was the health and well-being of their physicians. The health system has more than 27,000 employees and more than 600 points of access across Ohio and Kentucky. "Studies show the mental and emotional impact of practicing medicine," said Becky Mercado, well-being and recognition operations partner. She said some statistics show 46 percent of phys icians suffer burnout; 10 percent to 12 percent will suffer an addiction; and 12 percent to 18 percent deal…
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