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Washington Regional Partners with U.S. Preventive Medicine to Bring a New Level of Preventive Health Care Services to Northwest Arkansas
Date:12/7/2009

DALLAS and FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington Regional Medical Center will partner with U.S. Preventive Medicine (www.uspreventivemedicine.com) to offer employees The Prevention Plan(TM), a health management program based on the science of clinical preventive medicine.

The groundbreaking program uses today's technology to assess each member's health risks and provide a customized program to reduce those risks. The program includes one-on-one health coaching with nurses, personalized action plans and relevant health information. Washington Regional will begin offering The Prevention Plan to its employees in January, 2010. The medical center in partnership with U.S. Preventive Medicine also plans to introduce a community-wide wellness initiative in early 2010.

Bill Bradley, President and CEO of Washington Regional, said, "All of us want to live longer, healthier lives and we want to be a resource to our employees and others in that regard. While providing high quality, market leading treatment for illnesses, we clearly view wellness and prevention as an important aspect of our mission as well. With our partnership with U.S. Preventive Medicine, we are beginning down a path that will eventually create a healthier northwest Arkansas."

The Prevention Plan will help Washington Regional employees:

  • Identify their top health risks through simple online questionnaires and biometric health screenings.
  • Manage chronic conditions more successfully.
  • Follow personalized action plans to reduce health risks, including one-one-one health coaching by registered nurse advocates.
  • Access a personalized web site to store medical information, complete educational health programs, receive reminders about needed screenings and track personal progress.
  • Understand and take advantage of the company's health be
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