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Quest Diagnostics Is Named 'Best Employer For Healthy Lifestyles'
Date:5/13/2008

s or domestic partners with information they need to make healthcare and lifestyle choices leading to better health. The program is based largely on the company's Blueprint for Wellness(TM) risk assessment product, which combines behavior and lifestyle choices with diagnostic test results to produce a personalized report identifying health risks and opportunities for improvement. Between 2005 and 2007, Quest Diagnostics' HealthyQuest program helped its participants to substantially lower their health risks by adopting more healthful behaviors, such as quitting smoking and exercising more frequently. Today, more than 70% of participants have achieved an assessment rating that indicates a low risk of developing major health problems, compared to 60% when the program began.

"Many of our employees have credited HealthyQuest with improving the quality of their health," said David W. Norgard, vice president, Human Resources, Quest Diagnostics. "Whether it is through tobacco cessation or stress management programs -- or this year's weight loss initiative -- HealthyQuest provides the education and support that can help our employees prevent health risks from escalating into serious medical conditions. Our expertise as the nation's leading diagnostic testing provider uniquely positions us to implement successful wellness initiatives, both for our own employees as well as for the employees of clients of our Blueprint for Wellness risk assessment tool."

About HealthyQuest

HealthyQuest is a program designed to educate employees about their individual health risk factors and to encourage both the maintenance of healthy lifestyles and the adoption of new behaviors that will lead to better health. HealthyQuest encourages Quest Diagnostics' 43,500 employees and their spouses or domestic partners to participate in the company's Blueprint for Wellness health risk assessment service, which the company also provides commercially to other businesses.

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