Welcome to the crazy time of year! Every year at this time VISTA Staffing Solutions sponsors a Holiday Health Drive to help keep our employees moving, eating as healthfully as possible, and managing their stress so they can provide great service to the physicians and healthcare organizations that rely on us. We award points for exercising, volunteering in the community, quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, bringing a healthy treat to the office instead of cookies, achieving their work goals (the best way to beat stress) and more. Everyone gets into the special “VISTA spirit,” celebrates our successes, and wins prizes.
This year, by popular demand, we added a VISTA Biggest Loser contest to the mix. And what an amazing response! A total of 47 participants from across our divisions—locum tenens, extended locum tenens, international locums, and physician search and consulting—have jumped at the opportunity to learn, sweat, and lose together. We have broken them into teams, and unlike the television show, no one will get weighed in public or kicked out. They have access to a trainer/coach once or twice a week and have team meetings before or after work or during lunch. I’ve never felt such positive energy. The Pink Team was in the office at 7:30 this morning doing resistance training together. Our Travel Manager re-enrolled at her gym and swam for 30 minutes yesterday. Members of the International Team have been on the treadmills in our basement gym every day this week.
So from your locum tenens, physician staffing, and physician search pals at VISTA—we challenge you have a healthy holiday season. We will keep you posted on our progress. Please feel free to drop us a note and tell us how you worked a little more “healthy” into your November and December locum tenens assignments, international travels, or new permanent jobs. We would love to hear from you: