FRANKLIN, Tenn., October 12, 2021 – Cigna has selected MEDHOST as a recipient of their annual Cigna Well-Being Award. This award recognizes organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to improving the health and well-being of their associates through their workplace wellness programs.
The MEDHOST Health and Wellness program is just one element of a comprehensive organization-wide wellness strategy. This program plays a vital role in MEDHOST’s efforts to support its critical vision of a workplace culture that emphasizes physical, emotional, intellectual, social, environmental, and occupational wellness.
MEDHOST adheres to a monthly activities calendar that ensures wellness programs are executed and tracked effectively as part of their strategy. This strategy also incorporates various tools and campaigns developed by other MEDHOST wellness partners, including Cigna.
Through this endeavor, MEDHOST successfully developed a hybrid remote/in-office policy during the COVID-19 outbreak that prioritized Associates’ safety. Other programs implemented to support the move to a virtual office during the COVID-19 lockdown period included the introduction of LinkedIn Learning. The LinkedIn platform offered Associates a safe, virtual space to partake in ongoing training opportunities. MEDHOST also partnered with Cigna during the push for vaccinations, building awareness on vaccination sites and providing several on-site vaccination opportunities to Associates.
“MEDHOST takes the health and wellness of its associates very seriously, and it is evident in the programs that we create and manage,” said Carla Stephenson, MEDHOST Vice President of Human Resources.
“With the sheer dedication of our HR team and great engagement from our Associates, we have created very successful programs that foster the mental and physical health of our Associates. Our offerings are diverse and include programs such as blood drives, healthy weight loss competitions, marathons, stand-up desks, AED/CPR training, heart health initiatives, health screenings, fitness classes, and much more.
“I am very proud of our team and their ability to administer these programs. I am also proud of the Associates that participate in making these programs successful,” adds Stephenson.
“Cigna is a leader in improving employee health, and we are honored to recognize good partners like MEDHOST who share our commitment to workplace wellness,” said Greg Allen, Cigna market president for the MidSouth. “Creating a healthy work environment is a rising focus, and many employers are seeing lower health care costs as a result of wellness initiatives.”
Cigna Well-Being Award applicants are evaluated based on the core components of their well-being program, including leadership engagement, company culture, strategy and goals, implementation, and employee engagement. All applications are scored and reviewed by a panel of Cigna health promotion experts.
For over 35 years, MEDHOST has provided products and services to healthcare facilities of all types and sizes. Today, healthcare facilities nationwide partner with MEDHOST to enhance patient care and operational excellence with our clinical and financial solutions, including an integrated EHR solution. MEDHOST also offers a comprehensive emergency department information system with business and reporting tools. Through unparalleled support and cloud platform solutions, we make it easy for healthcare facilities to focus on what's important: their patients and business.