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Company Spotlight: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is one of the thirty-three leading area employers committed to creating a Culture of Health within their organization. St. Jude signed on to MBGH’s Culture of Health Initiative in April of last year and they have been expanding upon their health and wellness programming ever since.  

Health is central to the mission of St. Jude and they are proud to support their employees in efforts to lead more healthy lifestyles. The hospital's employee wellness program, known as Living Well, is focused on five core areas: Getting Active; Eating Healthy; Preventing Illness/Injury; Balancing Work/Family; and Coping with Stress. In each of these core areas, a variety of programs, classes, and resources are available. (See chart for examples)   

The Living Well program has been extremely successful thus far and has earned awards and accolades both locally and nationally. St. Jude has been identified as one of the Mid-South’s Healthiest Employers and a Bike-to-Work Day Champion, deemed a Fit Friendly Company by the American Heart Association and has also received a Certificate of Achievement from the City of Memphis and a Certificate of Recognition from Shelby County Government.  

St. Jude is now working towards recognition as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard Company, a national worksite wellness program developed by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer.

Posted by Tara Hill at 7:58 AM

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