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Hospital-Employer Partnerships Growing as Employers Seek Ways to Improve Health and Manage Dollars in Tough Economic Times
Date:1/15/2009

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Aegis Health Group announced today that in the year just concluded, its health and wellness programs matching hospitals with local employers reached more than 70,000 employees nationwide.

The Aegis initiative helps employers cope with rising healthcare costs as America confronts such growing problems as obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart-disease risk. At the same time, hospitals partnering with Aegis reported increased market share as they battle the economic realities of the environment.

"Employers are struggling to find an answer to their increasing health costs at the same time that hospitals are being challenged to offset mounting bad debt, exacerbated by the economic downturn," said Aegis CEO Henry Ross. "Hospital-employer partnerships create a triple win for employers, employees and hospitals."

Hospitals partnering with Aegis are able to supply local employers with a wide assortment of critical health-management tools including personal health surveys, health education materials, screenings, and access to hospital-based programs to improve health and lower risk. Currently, more than 60 hospitals and 4,000 employers have engaged Aegis' hospital clients with these programs.

Aegis' software enables hospitals to provide employers an estimate of future health-related costs if the identified health risks are not addressed. This software also provides predictive-modeling capabilities that allow employers to discern potential cost savings if health risks are appropriately addressed. By attending to these issues early on, employers participating in this program repeatedly recognize significant dollar savings in employee health costs, absenteeism, healthcare premiums, workers' compensation and other healthcare-related expenditures. At the same time, hospital partners increase their presence in the community and open the door to attracting privately insured consumers, particularly important in today's tough economic times.

"Mounting financial challenges have inspired hospital executives to turn to service initiatives that deliver a quantifiable return on investment and provide competitive market differentiation," says Ross. "The economic climate of 2008 contributed to higher unemployment, which increased the number of the nation's uninsured. As a result, hospitals must more and more seek ways to attract privately insured consumers through employer partnerships and enhanced services to the community."

Aegis pioneered the concept of employer-directed business development for hospitals in 1989. As the company prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary, Ross believes the need for these services is greater than ever. "The simple truth is that employer-directed marketing works for everyone, and in 2009 we expect to see more and more hospitals turning to this strategy as a way to enhance bottom-line profitability while making a significant contribution to their community's health and well-being."

About Aegis Health Group

For 20 years Aegis has helped hospitals across the country form lasting relationships with area employers while improving the health of the workforce. Aegis' workforce-health initiatives can currently be found in more than 60 healthcare organizations and 4,000 employer sites across the country. No other company has been able to match Aegis' breadth of services, track record and bottom-line proven performance when it comes to building relationships between hospitals and area employers. Further information may be obtained at www.aegisgroup.com.


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