National Business Group on Health Recognizes Healthways with 2013 Best
Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Platinum Award
WASHINGTON & NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- May 22, 2013
The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S.
employers, today honored Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY) for its ongoing
commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging
their workers and families to pursue and maintain healthy lifestyles.
Healthways received the 2013 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles^® Platinum
Award at the Leadership Summit sponsored by the National Business Group on
Health’s Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-Being. Healthways was
recognized for its Be Well employee engagement program. This marks the second
consecutive year Healthways has received the Platinum Award, after receiving
Gold Award recognition for three consecutive years. Platinum Award recipients
are honored for established healthy weight, healthy lifestyles programs with
measurable success and documented outcomes.
“Personal empowerment and accountability for healthy behavior changes are at
the heart of not only the Be Well program, but what Healthways stands for as
an organization,” said Ross Scott, Healthways Chief Human Capital Officer.
“The effectiveness of Be Well in maintaining a sustainable culture of
well-being throughout the Healthways organization has been validated through
overwhelmingly positive outcomes data, leading to the improved well-being of
our colleagues and reduced healthcare costs for the company.”
Healthways launched Move to Health, now called Be Well, in 2008 to provide
colleagues access to a comprehensive array of resources designed to impact
their physical, social, emotional and financial well-being. Be Well motivates
colleagues and families to take charge of their health and improve their
quality of life through personalized programs and preventive tools, including
a well-being assessment, biometric screenings, one-on-one health coaching for
risks and chronic conditions, weight management and tobacco cessation
programs, and free access to fitness centers nationwide.
Helen Darling, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health,
commented, “We are proud to honor Healthways for its ongoing commitment to
providing lifestyle improvement programs that encourage healthy lifestyles for
their employees. Healthways is among an elite group of organizations that are
leading the way to promoting healthy workplaces and lifestyles. Healthways and
its management team should be proud of their commitment to their program, and
we congratulate them on receiving this award.”
Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY) is the largest independent global provider of
well-being improvement solutions. Dedicated to creating a healthier world one
person at a time, the Company uses the science of behavior change to produce
and measure positive change in well-being for our customers, which include
employers, integrated health systems, hospitals, physicians, health plans,
communities and government entities. We provide highly specific and
personalized support for each individual and their team of experts to optimize
each participant’s health and productivity and to reduce health-related costs.
Results are achieved by addressing longitudinal health risks and care needs of
everyone in a given population. The Company has scaled its proprietary
technology infrastructure and delivery capabilities developed over 30 years
and now serves approximately 45 million people on four continents. Learn more
About the National Business Group on Health
The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit,
membership organization of large employers devoted exclusively to finding
innovative and forward-thinking solutions to their most important health care
and related benefits issues and to being the voice for large employers on
national health care issues. The Business Group, whose 363 members include 66
of the Fortune 100, identifies, develops and shares best practices in health
benefits, disability, health and productivity, related paid time off and
work/life balance issues. Business Group members provide health coverage for
more than 55 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more
information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.
Chip Wochomurka, 615-614-4493
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