Under McSwain's guidance, SCANA has created an award-winning health improvement program for the more than 5,000 associates and family members of SCANA Corporation. Through programs such as the LiveWell Resource Center which integrates on-site pharmacy, wellness and behavioral health with the on-site Mobile Medical Unit, SCANA has been able to improve productivity and health outcomes, reduce absences, and improve the health of the SCANA family while being able to hold employee medical premiums flat for three consecutive years.
Walt DeArmitt, owner of Walt's Cafe in Huntingdon, Penn., is another Health Awareness Tour success story. In 2005, the riders stopped at his restaurant and explained their mission and some ideas DeArmitt could implement to improve his own health. Shortly after that meeting, DeArmitt was hospitalized as a result of his health condition. After his release, he committed to making the dietary and lifestyle changes the riders had talked with him about. Two years later, he has lost almost 200 pounds, overcome diabetes and changed his restaurant menu to include healthier options, thereby creating his own "community of health" with his patrons. The 2005 Health Awareness Tour T-shirt hangs on his wall as a reminder of what a difference this visit made in one person's life.
Gary Earl, senior vice president at CIGNA HealthCare and founder of the
Health Awareness Tour said, "Although many people do have a basic
understanding of the value of living a healthy lifestyle, there are often
obstacles preventing them from doing so. In some cases, peo
|SOURCE CIGNA Healthcare|
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