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Kathy Ehrreich, business office manager at Westfields Hospital, poses proudly with the Fitness Challenge traveling trophy that is awarded to the department that wins a variety of challenge events held during the year. Hospital Human Resources Director Chad Engstrom (right) helped kick off the facility's wellness efforts in 2009. Also pictured is Engstrom's service dog, Hazel.

Improving wellness at Westfields Hospital

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One might think that everyone who works at a hospital is health-conscious.

That's not necessarily the case, said Westfields Hospital Human Resources Director Chad Engstrom.


"We should be more healthy, in theory," he said. "But like any organization, we have room for improvement."

Brian Lease, Westfields therapy services manager and chairman of the hospital's wellness committee, said the facility's employees are just like everyone else in the community.

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