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Corporate Wellness

Feel Better. Live Better. Work Better.

With more than 100 years of experience serving the needs of Indiana County, we've earned a reputation as a trustworthy health care provider. At Indiana Regional Medical Center, we believe a corporate wellness program is a journey and that it is our responsibility to guide you along the path to improving the health of your workforce.

Indiana Regional Medical Center understands the challenges employers face in creating and maintaining a healthy workforce. Our Corporate Wellness Services focus on strategies to reduce health risks, increase productivity and promote a healthy work environment. Our interactive programs are designed to optimize your wellness efforts by providing you with the right blend of preventive, clinical and consultative services to make a difference in the lives of your employees.

What Does IRMC's Corporate Wellness Program Offer?

Biometric Screening

Biometric health screenings are the starting point for reducing health plan costs as they provide an accurate baseline analysis regarding the current health status of the entire employee group. Results from the screening assist in designing a health and wellness strategy that will work best for the company.

A regular assessment of an individual's health can provide valuable insight on current and potential medical issues, their risk for chronic preventable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension, and can identify strategies for improved health and well-being.

The biometric screening includes height, weight, BMI, waist circumference, blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL, and blood glucose. The blood testing will be done via finger stick and requires individuals to fast for 12 hours. All results of the biometric screenings are reviewed by the Corporate Wellness Medical Director and communicated to the employee through IRMC's Corporate Wellness office.

In order to schedule the biometric screenings, an online platform will be available for registrations and management of patient flow.

A multiphase lab screening (lipid panel, thyroid, CBC), bone density screening, body fat analysis and peripheral artery screening are also available onsite for an additional charge.

All results of the screening are reviewed by IRMC Corporate Wellness Medical Director, Dr. Patrick Shannon. After review, each participant will receive a copy of the results in the mail.

A Know Your Numbers Consultation is recommend following the screening to ensure that each participant is educated about their health numbers.

Know Your Numbers Consultation

IRMC's Health Coaches will provide individual consultations where feedback regarding the employee's risk of chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, or other related health issues will be discussed. The Health Coach will review the individual's results one-on-one and make recommendations for lifestyle changes or follow-up treatment if necessary. Combined with quality health education, the Know Your Numbers consultation can be a powerful motivation toward positive lifestyle changes.

Following the Know Your Numbers Consultation, the health coach may suggest the employee follow-up with health and wellness coaching where the individual can design a plan to improve their biometric screening numbers based on outcomes, which are monitored and tracked by the health coach.

Journey to LEAN (Life-long Exercise & Nutrition)

Carrying around too much weight can damage health. According to the CDC, obesity rates have skyrocketed in the United States in recent years. As of 2010, more than one-third of American adults were considered obese, defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. Obesity can lead to a number of serious health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, breathing problems, joint pain and some types of cancer. Studies have shown that health benefits resulting from weight-loss are evident with a weight reduction as low as 5-10 percent.

Journey to LEAN offers an onsite, 12-week weight management class created by the Corporate Wellness staff at IRMC. Each session, led by the IRMC Corporate Wellness staff will include information on nutrition, exercise and behavior modification. Pre and post biometric screening (blood pressure, body fat analysis, waist measurement, weight and BMI) will be completed for each individual. A calorie level will be determined for each participant by the IRMC Corporate Wellness staff. Topics include sodium intake, fat intake, the importance of calcium, grocery store tour, and many more.

The classes may be offered as a 1-hour session each week or two 30-minute sessions each week. Each participant will receive a Journey to LEAN manual and food logs. Individuals will weigh in each week and a staff member will review the food logs and make recommendations for change each week.

The Diabetes Prevention Program and Group Lifestyle Balance Program

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) was a major multicenter research study aimed at discovering whether modest weight loss through dietary changes and an increase in physical activity or treatment with the oral diabetes drug metformin (Glucophage) could prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes in study participants. The DPP found that those who lost a modest amount of weight through lifestyle changes sharply reduced their chance of developing diabetes. Taking metformin also reduced risk, though less dramatically.

The Lifestyle Balance program is a lifestyle change program developed as a result of the DPP. It focuses on healthy eating and increasing physical activity. The program is designed for those with pre-diabetes or metabolic syndrome which is characterized by abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia, elevated blood pressure, insulin resistance, and high blood sugars. The goals of the program include weight loss of five to seven percent and increasing physical activity to 150 minutes of a moderate intensity activity each week. It emphasizes three components: nutrition, activity, and behavioral changes. Many individuals in the program lose weight as a result of making healthy lifestyle changes and help to reduce their risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The program consists of twelve weekly meetings and then transitions to monthly follow-up sessions.

The Lifestyle Balance Program is led by certified Diabetes Prevention Program staff from IRMC. The classes may be offered as a one hour session each week or two thirty minute sessions each week. Each participant will receive a Lifestyle Balance Manual. Individuals will weigh in each week and an IRMC Corporate Wellness staff member will review the food logs and make recommendations for change each week.

Smoke Free for Life Program

Stress is a normal aspect of modern life. Americans face good and bad stress daily. The human brain was designed to withstand short bouts of threats or bad stress. However, the nonstop stress of the everyday life means that the brain's alarm system rarely shuts off.

The Stress Management program helps participants manage everyday stress through practical relaxation techniques and creative stress management strategies. Techniques include: coping skills, visualization, progressive muscle, and humor therapy. Participants will acquire effective tools to deal with stress. The Stress Management program is led by IRMC's Stress Management Specialist over a 4 week period. The sessions are one hour in length.

Quitting smoking is not easy, but it can be done. Most successful quitters have tried multiple times before they achieve their goal. This program is for adults interested in quitting. The program consists of eight weekly sessions. Participants will explore every aspect of their tobacco and nicotine use, including the habit and addiction, a comparison of quit methods, developing a quit plan, the "New You Renovation" which addresses stress control, fitness, good nutrition, and staying quit.

The Smoke Free for Life Program is led by tobacco cessation staff from IRMC. The classes may be offered as a one hour session each week or two thirty minute sessions each week. Each participant will receive a Smoke Free for Life Manual. Individuals will set a quit date and meet with the IRMC Corporate Wellness staff for four consecutive weeks following the quit date.

Stress Management

Stress is a normal aspect of modern life. Americans face good and bad stress daily. The human brain was designed to withstand short bouts of threats or bad stress. However, the nonstop stress of the everyday life means that the brain's alarm system rarely shuts off.

The Stress Management program helps participants manage everyday stress through practical relaxation techniques and creative stress management strategies. Techniques include: coping skills, visualization, progressive muscle, and humor therapy. Participants will acquire effective tools to deal with stress. The Stress Management program is led by IRMC's Stress Management Specialist over a 4 week period. The sessions are one hour in length.

Walking Programs

The American College of Sports Medicine recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity, or an equivalent combination each week. Following these guidelines can contribute to overall health, and decrease the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer or diabetes. Walking is a great way to get the physical activity needed to obtain health benefits. Walking does not require any special skills. It also does not require a gym membership or expensive equipment.

Mile-by-Mile Marathon: A 1-mile walking route will be mapped out around the IUP campus. Each employee that enrolls with receives a map with the designated route on it. Individuals will be encouraged to walk 26 miles in a predetermined time period. Miles will be recorded on the logs provided by the IRMC Corporate Wellness office to track walking.

Noon-Walk: Participants will be encouraged to walk a mile during lunch with coworkers and count the miles. Miles will be recorded on the logs provided by the IRMC Corporate Wellness office to track walking. A Monthly Certificate of Achievement is awarded each month for Gold (30 miles), Silver (20 miles), and Bronze (10 miles) levels of achievement.

Pedometer or FitBit Step Challenge: Participants will be encouraged to walk for a period of time (4 weeks) and track the number of steps using a pedometer or electronic tracking device. Miles will be recorded on the logs provided by the IRMC Corporate Wellness office to track walking.

Wellness Challenges

Weight Loss Challenge: A friendly weight management competition. Participants will be weighed at the beginning and end of the 4 week time period. During this 4-week challenge, participants will receive ongoing fitness and nutrition information to help them through the weight loss process. IRMC's Corporate Wellness staff will encourage the individuals to track progress over the 4 weeks period by using the food and exercise logging system of their choice. An incentive can be awarded to the employee who loses the most weight by percentage during the designated time period.

Maintain Don't Gain: A challenge designed to encourage employees to maintain their weight over a certain period of time, typically the holiday season. Each participant will be weighed at the beginning and end of the 4 week time period. An incentive can be awarded to the individuals who are successful over the designed time period.

Nutrition Challenge: Monitoring the items consumed each day often creates awareness of the foods eaten and can empower healthier choices. IRMC's Corporate Wellness staff will encourage the individuals to track progress over the 4 weeks period by using the food and exercise logging system of their choice. Participants who log their food intake a minimum of 5 days a week for 4 weeks will receive an incentive.

Water Challenge: Water is a nutrient your body needs that is present in liquids, plain water, and foods. All of these are essential daily to replace the large amounts of water lost each day. Increase the amount of water intake can help limit daily calories, energize muscles, improve digestion and assist with a clear completion. IRMC's Corporate Wellness staff will encourage the individuals to track water intake over the 4 weeks period. Participants who log their water intake a minimum of 5 days a week for 4 week will receive an incentive.

Group Health Presentations—Lunch & Learns

IRMC Corporate Wellness provides onsite educational lectures during the lunch hour. Our staff can provide clinical information, tips, and prevention methods.

We offer several types of lectures, including one-hour talks, interactive Ask-the-Doc sessions, and workshops with various clinical experts. Our lecturers customize their presentation for the specific employer and workforce. We also create custom topics at a company's request.

Each session will be 1 hour and include a presentation, an interactive component (cooking or fitness demonstration) and a handout with practical tips related to the sessions topic.

Tobacco Cessation

  • Breaking Bad Habits
  • No Butts About It
  • Smoke Signals
  • Smoking is Not Hot

Physical Activity

  • Fit & Fat
  • Quit the Sit
  • The Right Fit
  • Have a Ball with Exercising

Stress Management

  • All Stressed Up and No Where to Go
  • Balancing Life Stress
  • Overwhelmed
  • Anxious Heart

Nutrition

  • Ain't Nobody Got Time for Fat
  • Eat Your Heart Out
  • Healthy Eating on a Budget
  • Foodie Dutie
  • It's in the Bag
  • Super Foods

Chronic Diseases

  • Dog Days of Diabetes
  • Plaque Attack
  • See Yourself in a Whole New Light
  • Your Hips Won't Lie
  • A Little Fib Problem
  • Silent Night
  • Gut Check
  • Mole Mystery
  • Protect Your Bottom Line

Certified Health & Wellness Coaching

Health and wellness coaching is a patient-centered approach where patients determine their goals, use self-discovery or active learning processes together with content education to work toward their goals, and self-monitor behaviors to increase accountability, all within the context of an interpersonal relationship with a coach. The coach is a healthcare professional trained in behavior change theory, motivational strategies, and communication techniques, which are used to assist patients to develop intrinsic motivation and obtain skills to create sustainable change for improved health and well-being.

IRMC's health coaches offer much more than one-on-one benefits for individuals. Certified health and wellness coaching can be a valuable addition to a wellness program. It gives people a one-on-one connection to another person who cheers them on to better health, conditions, and lifestyles. Onsite coaches act as feet-on-the-ground wellness champions who influence the entire workplace culture. IRMC's certified health and wellness coaches have the ability to make referrals to local services. These include other wellness program components, such as EAP, financial services, onsite fitness centers, and if needed local physicians.

IRMC's Corporate Wellness staff members will provide onsite, individualized sessions to assist employees with establishing goals for optimal health, identifying and understanding the barriers, and mapping out a plan to a healthier lifestyle. Each employee would receive two 30 minutes session, one hour of coaching total. Sessions may be scheduled onsite for employees to participate in during their work day or at the employee's convenience at IRMC's Institute for Healthy Living in Indiana.

Health Fair Coordination

Onsite health fairs help provide valuable health information and screening services to large numbers of employees in a convenient "one-stop shop" format.

IRMC's Corporate Wellness has many years of experience bringing successful, informative health fairs to the workplace. We can provide valuable information year around, including during open enrollment. Our trained staff members bring materials to educate employees about IRMC's services, primary, and specialty doctors, and other health related services.

OneCommunity Health Portal

Healthcare for your workforce is becoming increasingly complicated and expensive. At the same time, it's becoming more and more challenging for your employees to maintain a healthy and productive lifestyle. That is why we are proud to offer OneCommunity.

OneCommunity is a total population health portal unlike any other. Linked to a unique and innovative set of resources and tools, OneCommunity will help progressive employers:

  • Transform employee healthcare from a distraction into a genuine business advantage
  • Gain a competitive edge with practical, actionable ideas and programs
  • Lower health insurance costs while building a healthier, more productive workforce
  • Make it easy and engaging for employees to get important healthcare information anytime, anywhere. They will be more likely to stick with their programs.
  • Save time and increase efficiency by automating a number of administrative functions that may currently being done manually

What makes OneCommunity different?

  • It is completely mobile. OneCommunity provides a positive, secure experience that employees will enjoy using anytime, anywhere.
  • It's a custom fit for every company. OneCommunity lets decision makers create the portal to meet their needs. Options include incentives, surveys, screening, seminars, etc.
  • It saves time and efficiency. OneCommunity will automate a number of administrative functions that may currently being done manually, so every dollar invested in a workforce health initiative works even harder.

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