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St. Joseph Health System-Sonoma County Partners With Aegis Health Group to Bring Health-Management Program to Area Employers
Date:8/3/2009

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Joseph Health System-Sonoma County, which includes Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, a 279-bed acute-care facility on California's northern coast, and its 80-bed sister facility, Petaluma Valley Hospital, selected Aegis Health Group to design and implement a health-management program aimed at local employers. The program includes an on-site employer relations specialist responsible for developing partnerships with employers in Sonoma County to improve the health of their workforce.

"Employers are looking for ways to offer effective health-management programs to their employees as a way to rein in escalating healthcare costs, and hospitals are trusted health resources for their communities," said Henry Ross, chief executive officer of Aegis Health Group. "Through this initiative, Santa Rosa Memorial and Petaluma Valley Hospital are responding to a need that is present in workplaces across the country."

Participating employees will have the opportunity to complete personal health profiles about family history, lifestyle and current health. Using proprietary Aegis software, the data is used to predict future health risks for each participant. The hospitals will then offer specific prevention and education programs to help reduce or eliminate those risks. Employers receive the data in aggregate, which protects the private information of employees.

Employers that offer health-management initiatives to their employees can realize significant savings in healthcare premiums, absenteeism and workers' compensation claims, in addition to increased morale and productivity. This program allows the hospital and employers to become true partners in health.

"Prevention is a prominent piece of healthcare-reform discussions," said Ross. "Hospitals like Santa Rosa Memorial and Petaluma Valley and the businesses with which they work are taking the lead in this area as they implement health-management programs and begin improving the health and lives of people in the area."

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 workforces. Aegis' workforce health initiatives can currently be found in more than 60 healthcare organizations and at 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 aegisgroup.com.

About St. Joseph Health System-Sonoma County

St. Joseph Health System - Sonoma County (SJHS-SC) is an integrated healthcare delivery organization sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry. Its mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange by improving the health and quality of life of the communities it serves. Entities include Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Petaluma Valley Hospital, Memorial Hospice, Hospice of Petaluma, St. Joseph Urgent Care Centers and St. Joseph Home Care Network. SJHS-SC's employees offer a spectrum of healthcare services. These include general acute-care hospital services, trauma services, urgent care services, health prevention and promotion, outpatient behavioral health care, palliative care, rehabilitation, home care, and community benefit programs that improve the health of our communities and the quality of life in Sonoma County and the North Bay.


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