Mental health focus sets positive tone at Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc.

PBN Healthiest Employers Awards 2022
2. Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc.

CEO (or equivalent): Dr. John Pezzullo, President
Number of employees: 412

THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH focus continues to evolve at Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc.

Sarah Beaulieu, human resources benefits and wellness specialist at the Warwick-based medical imaging services provider, said clinical team members worked throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Protecting the mental health of these employees was paramount, as are all employees, she said, and stress relief was at the forefront.

A walking challenge, started in 2020 around when the worldwide health crisis began, remains popular. Beaulieu said it benefits employees’ mind and body alike with physical activity and fresh air. “Many developed a habit of taking regular walking breaks,” Beaulieu said.

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RIMI’s wellness committee, which includes C-suite members, is always brainstorming ways to improve initiatives. At the on-site gym, for example, personal training sessions were just added. “This way employees can utilize the full benefits, improving nutrition and workout techniques,” Beaulieu said.

A Healthy Thought: ‘In May 2022, 58 walking challenge participants – 12 teams and four individual walkers – walked 13 million steps. The exact number was 13,276,133, which equates to 6,286 miles.’
SARAH BEAULIEU, Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc. human resources benefits and wellness specialist

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