Posted on May 18, 2016 8:30:00 AM by Jay Blanchard
Posted on May 13, 2016 1:59:49 PM by Phil Davidson
Congratulations to Marathon Health Regional Director Tim Reynolds for winning the 2016 Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race!
Tim's time of 16:24 beat out a record 2,765 runners Thursday to take home top prize in the annual 5k race. If you aren’t a runner, ask someone who is about that time. As our CEO Jerry Ford said, "Running one 5:17 mile alone is beyond impressive regardless of age, fitness, or training, while keeping that pace over 3.1 miles in 75 degree heat from a group start, even more impressive."
Tim wasn't the only winner. Marathon Health had a record 48 participants in this year’s Corporate Cup. For the second year in a row, the MH2 female team of Business Intelligence Analyst Erin Fisher, VP of Business Performance Michelle Rosowsky, and Account Manager Kate Boerma took first place out of 103 teams in the women’s category with a combined time of 105:06!
See full results here.
Outstanding examples all around of living the mission. Congrats Marathon Nation!
Posted on May 13, 2016 8:30:00 AM by Chelsea Degree
Earlier this year, we highlighted some of the benefits and opportunities in health coaching. As described in “How to Become a Corporate Wellness Coach”, becoming a health coach allows you to help people set and achieve goals for long-term health and wellbeing. Rather than treating one symptom or illness, health coaches take time to work with the whole person.
By focusing on behavior change, the partnership between the patient and health coach provides an environment for the patient to take responsibility for their own health through guidance, education, and self-management tools provided in regular meetings or appointments.
Posted on May 12, 2016 8:30:00 AM by Michelle Rosowsky
A smart strategy for managing the cost of healthcare includes a strong focus on preventive care. This makes sense on a national level, where one of the key strategies of healthcare reform is removing cost and access barriers to preventive services. It makes particular sense for employee populations, where the improved health of individuals pays off not only in the avoided cost of sick care, but also in improved productivity.
Posted on May 4, 2016 8:30:00 AM by Victoria Emmitt
Occupational health assessments, such as functional capacity evaluations and pre-employment physicals, are a vital practice when caring for the overall wellness of employees in physically demanding jobs. But is there value in replicating occupational health assessments for employees who spend the majority of their day sitting at a desk? We think so!
Posted on Apr 28, 2016 8:30:00 AM by Phil Davidson
One of the most common questions of employees with workplace wellness programs is this: “Is my health information private?”
Posted on Apr 26, 2016 8:30:00 AM by Drew Arnold
It’s not news that technology allows us to work all the time. The effect is that workdays aren’t limited to “work hours” and the workplace isn’t limited to the office space. Add in a competitive environment where employees want to be seen putting in extra work, and all of a sudden the 60-hour work week becomes standard. However, the brave rebels who limit their hours worked to 49 or less are generally as productive, create better quality work, and are healthier and less stressed than their overworked counterparts.
Posted on Apr 22, 2016 4:49:27 PM by Phil Davidson
Please enjoy this blog our CEO Jerry Ford wrote for Hayes Management Consulting, a leading healthcare mangement consulting firm.
Jerry's blog, Caring for the Clinician: The Key to Patient Experience, Enhancing Health Outcomes, and Reducing Cost, describes the vital components of a successful onsite program.
The blog is filled with insights about the problems with the current U.S. healthcare delivery system as well as long-term solutions.
The blog is available here.
Great job Jerry!
Posted on Apr 20, 2016 8:30:00 AM by Phil Davidson
Operating an onsite health center is a significant investment of time and resources so it’s understandable that executives want to know how their company would benefit before they make the investment.
Posted on Apr 14, 2016 8:30:00 AM by Drew Arnold
The healthcare options available to employees can be daunting. For the uninitiated healthcare participant, just the acronyms alone (PCP, HSA, EAP, HRA, and on and on) are enough to scramble one’s brain. Additionally, the notion of onsite healthcare can be an unfamiliar one. Even people who are familiar with the concept of wellness programs sometimes have a challenge making the leap to understanding that they can visit the onsite health center for anything they’d see their doctor for (and more).