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UPMC and UPMC Health Plan Recognized by National Business Group on Health As a Leading Employer Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Its Employees
Date:6/25/2009

UPMC and UPMC Health Plan One of 17 Platinum-Level Award winners

PITTSBURGH, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC and UPMC Health Plan have been honored by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) as one of the nation's leading corporations for innovative programs that promote a healthy workplace and for helping its employees and their families to make better choices about their own health and well-being.

UPMC was one of 17 employers that earned "Platinum-level" recognition from the NBGH, the highest level awarded. The Platinum designation recognizes companies for a corporate-wide culture of health and a commitment to improving employees' well-being through healthy choices.

"UPMC Health Plan is extremely proud that our MyHealth program, implemented for all UPMC employees, is being recognized as a national leader, resulting in a healthy workplace and improving our employees' health and well-being," said Diane P. Holder, President and CEO, of UPMC Health Plan. "I am most proud of what went into this award -- a lot of hard work by a lot of people to establish our MyHealth program as the most effective wellness program in the region. The MyHealth program implemented at UPMC is the same program that UPMC Health Plan makes available to employers throughout Western Pennsylvania to help their employees get and stay healthy."

MyHealth is a comprehensive wellness program created by UPMC Health Plan to engage employees in health improvement strategies in fun and proactive ways. It was first implemented with the 48,000 employees across the entire UPMC system, but is now also in place with several large employers throughout the region. Through worksite programs, online tools, health assessments, and integrated care management, MyHealth provides employees with a far-reaching program designed to increase wellness.

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