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MBGH Recognizes Two Health Plans & Five Hospitals For Improving Cost & Quality

The Memphis Business Group on Health (MBGH), Memphis’s only non-profit organization focused on employee health and wellness issues from the employers’ perspective, recognized two health insurance companies and five regional hospitals for their progress toward improving health care quality in the region in 2010. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and UnitedHealthcare of Tennessee were recognized for scoring in the top 15% on several aspects of eValue8, the leading evidence-based... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Friday, April 29, 2011

MBGH is First TN Employer Group to Sign Pledge for Partnership for Patients

Memphis Business Group on Health is the first employer/employer group in Tennessee to sign the pledge to support the " Partnership for Patients ' Partnership for Patients: Better Care, Lower Costs was launched today, April 12, 2011, by HHS Secretary Sebelius and CMS Administrator Berwick along with consumer groups, industry representatives, and other key stakeholders, including the Leapfrog Group and the National Business Coalition on Health. MBGH was the first Tennessee employer group... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Rhodes College Builds A Sense of Community Through Wellness Programs

Martha McGeachy (shown on her bike), Benefit Services Manager at Rhodes College, gets to the bottom line quickly about why Rhodes has ramped up their health and wellness programs, "We think these programs serve the College and our employees by raising awareness of healthy lifestyles and building a sense of community.  The benefit to our health plan is more long-term, but with diligence and patience we believe we will see good results." And, Rhodes, an MBGH member since 1990, ... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Saturday, April 9, 2011

Peter Hayes on Tap for MBGH Annual Conference

Peter Hayes will join John Moses, PhD, thought leader for behavior change and measurement with Aon Hewitt, and Suzanne F. Delbanco, PhD., M.P.H., executive director of Catalyst for Payment Reform as national keynote speakers at the MBGH Annual Conference on September 8, 2011. Prior to becoming Principal with Healthcare Solutions, Peter worked for Hannaford Supermarkets for 20+ years, managing the company’s health care for approximately 15 years. At Hannaford, Hayes’s aim was to develop... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Saturday, April 9, 2011

Competitive Advantage Drives First Horizon to Invest in Health

Why does MBGH member First Horizon invest so heavily in the health of their employees? CEO Bryan Jordan puts it this way, "Our employees are our competitive advantage so we invest in programs designed to encourage them and their family members to lead healthy lifestyles, and they've responded enthusiastically," As you will see, First Horizon has implemented a comprehensive program to support this belief. On July 4 last year, the company declared its independence from tobacco and... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Saturday, April 9, 2011

Congratulations to Healthiest Employers Award Winners

MBGH Salutes Winners of the Memphis Business Journal’s Mid-South’s Healthiest Employers Awards Adams and Reese (1-99 employees) was recognized for a combination of health initiatives, including discounted gym memberships and a cash incentive weight loss program. Ring Container Technologies (100-499 employees) earned the award for creating a culture that included personal health coaches for all employees and walking meetings at the company’s on-site walking track. ... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Saturday, April 9, 2011

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