TMC’s Live Well recognized with “Process and Leadership” award

Last week, an award for Process and Leadership in Worksite Healthcare Promotion was presented to Judy Rich. The award was issued by the Wellness Council of Arizona and the National Partnership for Wellness in recognition for the work done this year with TMC’s new Live Well initiative.

Last spring, the leadership at Tucson Medical Center noted that chronic diseases make up a disproportionate amount of money that the hospital spends on employee health care.

So Rich issued a challenge. If employees could cut their health-care costs by a half million dollars, TMC would get an employee gym.

To support the employees in this endeavor, the TMC Live Well initiative began rolling out. The initiative, a robust program that is headed by a committee comprised on staff members across the hospital, supports employees in living a healthier lifestyle through various fitness activities, programs and incentives.  To date, employees can earn rewards for exercising, qualify for a 2012 health allowance and obtain free personal health coaching sessions for joining a 12-week fitness challenge.

The initiative has been very successful in a short amount of time. Employees have already cut health care costs by the half million dollars, and over 200 employees are currently participating in the pilot fitness challenge.

“Earning this award shows TMC’s long-time commitment to employee wellness as well as highlights recent initiatives to integrate wellness until TMC’s culture and benefits. This recognition would not be possible without the commitment from Executive Leadership and management. We are fortunate to work at a place that cares about our well-being,” says Senoir Benefits Analyst Andrea Lightfoot.

 

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