Hospital employees should have health standard

April 14, 2012 at 4:04 p.m.
Updated April 13, 2012 at 11:14 p.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

What happened to the Citizen Hospital obesity policy - now we have to look at obese employees there like other hospitals have? I really thought this was a great idea. It bothers me to see obese employees anywhere and especially in a "health care" facility. They SHOULD BE healthy to work there. If the employees walking around with super-sized soft drinks, diet or otherwise, sweets and fast food boxes would eat properly, they wouldn't have an obesity problem. Those facilities already have nutritionists on staff to help, so there is no excuse to be obese. Healthy BMI should be a policy with all hospitals, doctor offices and clinics. They should be setting examples for patients whose doctors are telling them to lose weight.

Barbara Yanta, Victoria



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