Working to Build Northern Kentucky’s Healthiest Workforce
In 2006, St. Elizabeth Healthcare made a collective decision to become the healthiest workforce in Northern Kentucky. Granted, that’s a pretty lofty aspiration, but we have a habit of doing great things around here. That is why we’re working so hard to make this vision a reality today through the Target Health program.
Click here to visit our Target Health website that contains information on health coaching, wellness services, disease management and more!
Through this unique worksite wellness plan, St. Elizabeth Healthcare associates can take advantage of a wide array of voluntary programs, including:
- Clinical biometric health screenings
- Health risk assessments
- Personal health coaching
- Fitness programming
- Nutrition programming
- Smoking cessation assistance
- A participation incentive rewards program
In short, Target Health is just one more way St. Elizabeth Healthcare is showing that we’re all better together. Through this unique program, Target Health staff work with you to identify and reduce your individual health risks and improve your overall wellness.
What Participants Are Saying
Maybe the best proof of Target Health’s success comes from those who have experienced its benefits. What follows are a few testimonials from associates who’ve participated in the program and seen their lives dramatically improve as a result.
“Through your help, I was able to lose 75 pounds and six sizes. I feel better and have more energy to do things with my friends and family. You’re an excellent coach and I appreciate the advice without being judgmental or condescending.”
Another satisfied participant writes, “While attending health coaching, I gained very useful knowledge that changed my life. … I have reached my goals of weight loss, food management, stress management and incorporating exercise into my daily life. I am now able to enjoy my time with my children, with the energy I need and know that by living healthy I will be around to see them grow. Thanks again for everything you have done for me and my family.”
Finally, one more associate writes to say, “I just wanted to let you know that I had my blood pressure checked today and it is 112/72 -, the lowest it's been all year! With the extra weight loss and the renewed energy, I can't thank you enough for your coaching and encouragement.”
About the Need for Work-Site Wellness Programs
At St. Elizabeth Healthcare, we understand that associates are our No. 1 asset, so we want everyone working here to live long, full lives. But, we also want to serve as role models for the Northern Kentucky community. After all, we are the premiere source of health care for our region, and as such we want to lead by example. We want all of our associates to be shining examples of the richness that good health brings to life.
We figure the workplace is a great place to start with great health, since so many of us spend 50 hours or more here every week. Maybe that’s why so much research proves that worksite wellness programs, like Target Health, not only improve employee health, but save money and enhance productivity. In fact, more than 80 percent of existing U.S. companies with more than 50 employees now offers some type of health promotion program for their associates.
Still, the key to the success of those programs is participation. In the U.S., the data seems to suggest that we have a long way to go toward getting more involved in all types of preventative healthcare. For instance, it’s estimated that as much as 50 – 70 percent of the nation’s healthcare expenditures go to pay for conditions that could be prevented. And even though we spend more money on healthcare in the U.S. than any other industrialized nation, our life expectancy still ranks toward the bottom when compared with other similar nations.
In other words, the research is showing we all could use some help in leading healthier, happier lives in this country today. Fortunately, you work at St. Elizabeth, so there’s always professional help available for you to do just that. Just call Target Health today, to find out how.
St. Elizabeth Edgewood
200 Medical Village Drive
Edgewood, KY 41017
Fax: (859) 301-5965