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Texas Health Resources Recognized by National Business Group on Health as Leading Employer Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Employees
Date:7/2/2009

Texas Health one of 63 businesses honored in Washington, D.C.

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Health Resources has received the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award from the National Business Group on Health.

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The award recognizes the nation's leading corporations for innovative programs that promote a healthy workplace and for helping employees and their families make better choices about their health and well-being.

Texas Health was among 63 employers nationally to receive the award this year. It was presented June 24 in Washington, D.C. during the Joint Summit of the Institutes on Health Care Costs and Solutions & the Costs and Health Effects of Obesity.

"At Texas Health, our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve, and our community begins right here, within the Texas Health family," said Texas Health Resources CEO Douglas D. Hawthorne, FACHE. "We are so proud to be recognized for making the health and wellness of our employees a top priority."

Texas Health employs more than 18,000 people in North Texas. Its wellness program, called Be Healthy, emphasizes awareness, healthy lifestyle choices, and disease prevention. Each year, employees are invited to complete a health risk assessment and are given a $100 award for doing so. Additional awards are given for getting a physical, lab panel, various health screenings, or for taking a stress assessment.

Employees also have access to multiple other wellness opportunities, including discounted memberships to Weight Watchers at Work and local fitness centers, a sm
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