Published on: 07/07/2015
MIAMI – Miami Children’s Health System (MCHS) has been recognized as one of the “Healthiest Companies in America” by Interactive Health, the country’s leading provider of health management solutions. Miami Children’s Health System was one of 158 honorees from across the United States that is recognized for embracing the mission of implementing life-changing preventive healthcare in the workplace.
The “Healthiest Companies in America” award is given to select organizations that have helped transform — and even save – the lives of employees by offering wellness programs that combine thorough health evaluations with fast, personalized results. With the help of these strategic, flexible initiatives, winning organizations like MCHS have accomplished tremendous success in moving employees from high-risk health status to lower risk and achieving remarkably high employee participation.
Over 3,000 MCHS employees participated in the Interactive Health program in 2014. Based on the results, the health system identified several high risk factors that encouraged the development of tailored wellness programs to help employees improve their health. Through the support of Interactive Health and the system’s healthcare provider, MCHS developed a diabetes support group and outreach program to help educate and monitor the health of those with diabetes or at risk of the disorder.
"At Miami Children's Health System, the health of our employees is of extreme value and we feel it is an essential part of what contributes to an organization’s success. We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to our workforce and the programs and incentives offered,” said Michael Kushner, Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer.
“These winners are improving health outcomes throughout America,” said Cathy Kenworthy, president and CEO of Interactive Health. “Working with our company, preventive care programs are about much more than just losing weight or quitting smoking – they are a catalyst to transform the way people look at health, well-being and their lives overall. Healthiest Companies in America winners exemplify the long-term positive effects comprehensive wellness programs can have on the health status of large populations. Our work is done exclusively through our people… it’s personal to us.”
For more information on “Healthiest Companies in America,” visit http://interactivehealthinc.com/client-success/healthiest-companies/
About Miami Children’s Health System
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital – formerly Miami Children’s Hospital–is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed nonprofit hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine and routinely has many programs ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. The organization has grown and evolved into the Miami Children's Health System (MCHS) which includes Miami Children's Health Foundation, the organization's 501c3 fundraising arm; a network of eight nonprofit outpatient centers situated in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties; Pediatric Specialty Group, Inc., a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center, as well as an e-commerce line of children's wellness and safety products that support the hospital's mission of serving the region’s pediatric population. MCHS is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children.
About Interactive Health
Interactive Health (www.interactivehealthinc.com
), the country’s leading provider of health management solutions, creates innovative wellness programs designed to increase overall company health and actively engage employees to make lasting behavior changes. Regardless of where a company may fall on the wellness spectrum, Interactive Health has a highly personalized program to meet its needs. By offering health assessments that detect risk at the earliest possible stage, Interactive Health has the capability to immediately intervene and engage at-risk participants with a personalized course of action. Using ActiveEngine, a proprietary algorithmic-based clinical intelligence engine, a unique achievable goal is assigned to each participant based on individual results and health improvements are measured. Interactive Health has a 20-year track record of creating the Healthiest Companies in America.