Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy supports employee health and wellness with new programs

Programs include gym, smoke-free policy

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has several new programs in the works to promote health and wellness among its employees, the company said.

Diplomat announced a new fitness center at its headquarters that will include stationary bikes, strength-training machines, ellipticals, medicine balls, an exercise video center and a Wii system.

In addition, the Flint, Mich.-based company is taking part in the Greater Flint Health Coalition's Six Weeks to Wellness competition, in which businesses compete to encourage local employees to reach wellness goals. The company will also take part in an upcoming 5K race and participate in National Walk at Lunch Day.

Internally, Diplomat is sponsoring its own Challenge within a Challenge competition, in which teams of eight will compete for prizes, a smoke-free policy on the company's campus, weight loss programs and diabetes education programs.

"The health of our patients is incredibly important, and so is the health of the people at Diplomat who take care of them," Diplomat wellness coordinator Becky Foerster said.


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