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Community Health Network honored as a 2010 Healthiest Employers finalist; Health network honored for programs aimed at keeping employees healthy

For release: 8/25/2010

Indianapolis, IN---Community Health Network has been recognized as a finalist for the 2010 Healthiest Employers, an awards program presented by the Indianapolis Business Journal and Mavum Consulting.  Three employers from the Indianapolis area were honored as finalists of the awards program, held downtown on August 24, at The Westin.  Three winners were selected in each category, grouped by size and number of full-time employees.  Community was awarded finalist in the 5,000 + employees category (the only health care employer to be recognized in this category), joining Eli Lilly and Company (category winner) and PurdueUniversity.  This is the second consecutive year that Community has been honored as a finalist, winning Healthiest Employer in the same category last year.

Healthiest Employers is an innovative awards program that recognizes organizations that proactively shape the health of their employees.  These companies have made a commitment to impact the health of their workplace—and their bottom line.  The winning employers ranged in size from 2-99 employees, up to 5,000 + employees.  During the breakout sessions, Community Health Network’s Tracy Minor, MS, manager of the network’s Employee Assistance Program, presented at a session addressing healthy employees and company costs.

“We are pleased to once again be a finalist for the Healthiest Employers award,” said Chris Dobbins, executive director of health promotion services at Community Health Network.  “As I network with other employers and wellness professionals, it is clear to me that Community Health Network is leading the way in worksite wellness.  There are wellness and prevention opportunities for all employees.  This is just another example of Community Health Network creating an exceptional experience for our employees.” 

Community’s health promotion services offer multiple programs aimed at improving the health of its employees, including annual health screenings and health assessments; personal wellness coaching; interactive online health resources; employee fitness facilities; Bridges to Health Diabetes Care Program; Bridges to Health Cholesterol Program; Bridges to Health Asthma Care Program; and Bridges to Weight Management. These programs allow employees to utilize educational classes, one-on-one visits with pharmacy personnel and individualized self-care assessments and plans that offer tools to achieve improved health.

Community offers many of its employee health and wellness programs to employers nationwide, through Infinity Employer Health Solutions, a Community Health Network product.  Businesses wanting more information about offering such services at their organizations can call Infinity at 1-866-981-9355.

About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated health care networks, Community Health Network has more than 90 sites of care and nearly 500 integrated physicians throughout central Indiana. This includes Community Hospitals East, North and South in Indianapolis and Community Hospital Anderson; The Indiana Heart Hospital, part of Community Heart and Vascular; Indiana Surgery Centers; Community Physicians of Indiana; Community Home Health Services; MedCheck walk-in care centers and MedCheck Express convenience clinics; employer health services; nursing homes; and other health care facilities. Community Health Network is committed to getting you well and back to your life. For more information about Community Health Network or to find a physician, call 800-777-7775 or visit eCommunity.com.

About Healthiest Employers
Healthiest Employers is an organization dedicated to promoting wellness in business. The mission is to educate on the value of a healthy workforce and reward organizations that are wellness leaders. To be considered for the Healthiest Employers award, an organization must meet: be a business, not-for-profit or government entity; employ a minimum of 2 full time employees; demonstrate evidence of an employee wellness program; and complete the online application. Learn more at http://www.HealthiestEmployers.com.

 

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Lynda de Widt
Media Relations
Community Health Network
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