Methodist Health System Named One of the Healthiest Employers in North Texas

04/04/2013

The Dallas Business Journal recently honored Methodist Health System as one of the Healthiest Employers in North Texas for its efforts to promote wellness and healthy living to its employees.

“Our goal is not only to be one of the healthiest health systems in North Texas, but to become one of the healthiest health systems in America by 2016,” said Stephen L. Mansfield, Ph.D., FACHE, President and CEO of Methodist Health System. “Methodist’s mission is to improve and save lives. Obviously we infer the lives of patients in that statement, but at Methodist we hold ourselves accountable for extending that mission to our employees as well.”

The innovative Methodist Patient Centered Medical Home (MPCMH) program is one way that Methodist is helping employees reach their health goals.

“I’ve lost a total of about 60 pounds since I joined the Methodist Patient Centered Medical Home,” said Allen Easley, Call Center Manager, who also recently completed his first half marathon. “I’m in the best shape of my life. I feel absolutely great, and I just enjoy my life now.”

Employees who qualify for the Methodist Patient Centered Medical Home – those considered high-risk according to biometric and other information – are invited to voluntarily participate in the program, which couples health assessments and incentives with onsite workplace health coaching in an ongoing journey to identify personal goals and to improve and maintain better health and wellbeing.  The employees’ identities are kept confidential and are only known to their individual health care team, which includes the participating staff member, the MPCMH physician medical director, Methodist health coaches, and Methodist participating physicians. The team works in tandem to create an attainable personalized health goals plan for the individual employee, and they offer a strong support system as employees implement their personalized health improvement plan.

In addition to the Methodist Patient Centered Medical Home program, Methodist offers discounts on health insurance premiums for employees who pass certain health assessment and biometric screening benchmarks, healthy food options in cafeterias and vending machines, marked walking trails, two full-time employee health coaches, on-site fitness centers, and tobacco-free campuses, providing employees with the tools they need to successfully reach their health and fitness goals.

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas.  Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org. To see why Methodist Health System is a brilliant choice for your career, join our talent community at Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org and connect with us through Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and our blog.

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