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Company Spotlight: First Horizon

First Horizon is one of the thirty leading area employers committed to creating a Culture of Health within their organization. First Horizon signed on to MBGH’s Culture of Health Initiative on January 3rd of last year and they have been expanding upon their health and wellness programming ever since.

First Horizon chose to participate in the CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation program and in doing so made the commitment to a comprehensive worksite wellness program that not only fights cancer within the workplace through programs and policies addressing tobacco, nutrition, physical activity, prevention and screening, but also helps reduce the risk for other chronic conditions including diabetes and cardiac disease.

Some of the ways that First Horizon is meeting the standards of this nationally accredited program is by enforcing a tobacco-free work environment, providing employees with opportunities to participate in physical activity and nutrition programming, such as Weight Watchers and HealthMiles, as well as increasing accessibility to preventative screenings, including breast, colorectal, and cervical.

Through incorporating a variety of programs and policies into their wellness strategy First Horizon has been recognized by the CEO Cancer Roundtable as a Gold Standard Company. Kim Simmons, leader of First Horizon’s thirteen-person wellness committee, told MBGH about being a Nationally recognized organization. “Being accredited with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard shows how much emphasis and value the company places on employee health,” said Simmons. “First Horizon has put action behind the statements it makes about caring for its employees.”  

Along with participating in MBGH’s CEO Culture of Health initiative and being recognized through the CEO Cancer Gold Standard Program, First Horizon is a member employer of MBGH receiving added membership benefits such as extended technical assistance and exclusive tools and resources.

Posted by Tara Hill at 10:00 AM

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