Introducing the Baptist Health state-wide wellness program for 2015: Healthier Together
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Key programs include:
- Fit Meal Cards — There IS such a thing as a free lunch!
Baptist Health hospital cafeterias, in conjunction with Morrison’s, are offering Fit Meal Cards to encourage employees to choose the “Fit Meal Combo” menu selections. Each time you purchase a Fit Meal Combo, you will receive a stamp, and your 10th meal will be free.
At $5, the Fit Meal Combos have less than 600 calories and include a lean meat or fish (protein), a fruit, a non-fried vegetable and a whole grain item. The cards can be used interchangeably at any facility across the state, a plus for employees who travel between hospitals.
Pick up your card at your cafeteria register today!
- An all-new Smoking Cessation program. At Baptist Health, we are committed to helping you succeed on your journey to become tobacco-free. If you have tried to quit in the past and were not successful, we hope you will take advantage of our all-new programs and resources, offered at no cost to you.
Physicians say a combination of counseling and medication yields the best results, and you can mix and match resources to create a customized program. Baptist Health covers the cost of over-the-counter nicotine medications and prescription medications to help you quit, with no copayment, for 180 days per 365 days (allows up to two 90-day trials).
Three options for coaching and support programs are:
- An online Plan my Quit program that includes a 20-minute online video session, Plan-To-Quit cards and provides information for self-help support (see planmyquit.com/BaptistHealth).
- Beat the Pack classroom sessions, which include five 30-minute weekly sessions with peer support, information for self-help, and medication therapy education by a pharmacist.
- A statewide, self-help phone hotline, 1.800.QUIT.NOW, staffed by counselors trained in smoking cessation.
Talk to your doctor about the best plan for you. For additional details, view our Healthier Together Smoking Cessation flier. View flier.
- Health Risk Assessments to help evaluate your overall health, identify potential health risks, and encourage lifestyle or behavior changes.
- Biometric Screenings such as blood pressure measurements, cholesterol checks and BMI (body mass index) screenings.
- Lifestyle Initiatives promoting exercise, nutrition and other educational programs aimed at supporting your physical, emotional, spiritual and financial health. View Nutrition Choices flier.
- Health Coaching, in which a health coach works one-on-one with you to offer encouragement and support when you want to make a lifestyle change to improve your health.
- Clinical Coaching/Condition Management, in which a dedicated condition manager assists in coordinating and navigating care, as well as providing educational and emotional support, for chronic illnesses.
- Employee Assistance Program
Baptist Health’s system-wide Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides employees access to a myriad of online resources and tools all aligned to our Healthier Together initiatives. These include monthly webinars on wellness training, stress management, financial assistance, and other topics surrounding wellness and well-being and are offered at no cost to employees.
- Biometric Screenings and Health Risk Assessments
Beginning in January, Baptist Health is offering free Biometric Screenings and Health Risk Assessments to employees across the state. Biometric Screenings, which may include blood pressure measurements, cholesterol checks and BMI (body mass index) measures, will be combined with a Health Risk Assessment to help evaluate your overall health, identify potential health risks, and guide you to tools and resources to support your wellness goals. The Health Risk Assessments can be completed conveniently online or by filling out a paper form.
By participating in these free programs, you will be eligible to win great prizes!
Employees in each hospital or workplace will receive information via email with a schedule and registration details for the screenings. They will be held as follows:
Lexington – January
Louisville – February
Richmond – February
Corbin – February
Madisonville – March
Paducah – March
- More to come!
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Watch for the Healthier Together icon throughout the year to designate initiatives that promote health and well-being throughout the Baptist family.
Together, we can become a healthier, stronger Baptist.