Journey to Culture of Health Continues

First, I would like to say thanks to all those who participated in the Health Resource Expo during annual enrollment this year. This is a first step in our journey towards becoming a culture of health. I certainly hope that our 2,900+ employees who attended found this to be informative and maybe even motivating to begin to take steps on your personal journey towards better wellness.

Tim Hess greets participants at the Health Resource Expo.

I was excited at how well received the screenings were for those who attended the Health Resource Expo. I hope you find the results and information provided there to be informative. For those who participated in the biometric screenings and completed the Member Health Questionnaire, your overall wellness score and personalized reports are available by logging in to: www.myviverae.com. If you have questions, need help logging back in, or would like to speak with a member health technician, you may contact Viverae’s Member Support at, 1-888-VIVERAE (848-3723).

McLeod Health’s summary data from the Health Screenings is just coming in. We are working with our wellness partner, Viverae, to make sure we understand the data and to identify opportunities we have as an organization to help improve the overall well-being of our employees.

This process will take some time, but we hope to be sharing with you soon more details about these results as well as new opportunities, support, resources and programs that will help us all Live Well. Further, I would like to thank Tim Hess, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, Jeannette Glenn of Human Resources, Dr. Peter Johnson of Occupational Health, Dr. Charles Jordan, of McLeod Physician Associates and the rest of the Culture of Health Action Team for helping review our opportunities and chart a course for our efforts to help McLeod and our employees lead by example in carrying out our mission of improving the overall health of the citizens in our region.

With your support, we’ve taken the first steps towards becoming a culture of health, and I hope more and more of you will join us on this journey. In the mean time, we currently offer several programs specifically designed to help you build health and wholeness. Here are highlights of a few of those programs:

McLeod Health & Fitness Center – A state-of the-art Health & Fitness Facility with equipment, gymnasium, swimming pool, aerobics pool, a variety of classes, racquetball, running/walking tracks, and full locker room facilities. Discounts are offered to employees with convenient payroll deduction. For more information, contact the Membership Desk at 777-3925.

QuitSmart Tobacco Cessation Class – Complete all three sessions of the program and the course is FREE to employees to McLeod Health employees. It is also offered at a reduced rate of $50 for spouses and dependant family members. For more information, contact 777-STOP (7867).

Weight Watchers at Work – Stop Dieting. Start Living. Weight Watchers isn’t a diet because it helps you eat right and live healthy: Convenient times and locations. For more information, contact Reservations and Scheduling at 777-2005

Employee/Occupational Health - Employees can receive flu shots, immunizations, and health screenings including tobacco cessation counseling. For more information, contact at 777-2031.

McLeod Employee Assistance (EAP) – Up to 5 free and confidential visits for you and/or your immediate family members for help in dealing with work, family or personal issues. If you have the McLeod Employee Medical Insurance, and coordinate your behavioral health care needs through the McLeod Health EAP, you will receive the highest level of benefits and ensure you or your family member gets to the right provider to best help address your needs. For more information, contact: Dallas Stephens at 317-4949.

McLeod Health Physician Associates – Schedule your annual checkup with your primary care physician and discuss your Health Expo Results. Together, you and your physician can chart a course to better health. If you need help finding a McLeod Physician, contact 777-7000 or visit McLeod Health’s Website at www.mcleodhealth.org.

McLeod Diabetes Center – Resources for employees or their family who have been diagnosed with diabetes including medical education, counseling, and nutritional support. For more information, contact Marilyn Henderson at 777-6750.

McLeod Resource Center – Information about maternity education, breastfeeding, pregnancy, women’s health and community and Web resources for finding reliable health information at any stage in your life. For more information, contact the Resource Center Manger at 777-5493.

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