Quest Diagnostics Receives 2020 C. Everett Koop National Health Award for Outstanding Employee Health Program

Named for C. Everett Koop, the 13th Surgeon General of the United States (1982-1989), the award is given by The Health Project to organizations that demonstrate their health programs deliver significant health improvements and business results. In a quarter of a century, fewer than 70 organizations have won the honor. Quest Diagnostics is the sole winner in 2020.

The award was presented last month as part of the virtual annual Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) Forum. To watch a video about the Quest Diagnostics employee population health program that won the award, click here.

“Quest Diagnostics is committed to fostering a healthier world, starting with our employees,” said Steve Rusckowski, Chairman, CEO and President, Quest Diagnostics. “To achieve that goal, we empower our employees with health insights, based on lab and biometric data. But we don’t stop there. We also provide our employees with access to medical expertise

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How church employee benefits drive engagement more than base pay

Courtesy of Sutton Turner

For you to attract the best candidates for your organization, you need a competitive compensation package. In this day and age where remote work is on the rise and workers value work-life balance more than ever, a reasonable salary is no longer enough. It takes a well-rounded compensation plan to wow the talent you’re looking for.

So, what all is included in employee benefits?

Ultimately, benefits include everything outside of an individual’s salary. This means health insurance, bonuses, 401ks (4013bs for churches), and vacation days, but for churches, it can also include life insurance, housing allowances, sabbatical packages, education allowances and so much more. Benefits are critical because they help employees by cutting out some of their expenses so they are able to use their salary on their other expenses. Providing this added cushion

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This Is How Coaching Programs Can Help Out-Of-Answers Leaders With Employee Mental Health

World Mental Health Day, October 10, arrives at a time during which corporate commitment to mental health and recovery is at the top of the news. One of the largest trends is in coaching programs, popularized in the 1980s. Historically, support for mental fitness has been most readily found at the extremes — the corporate elite and those with mental illness or substance abuse issues. Questions about how unregulated coaching programs differ from licensed medical professionals—and who’s best suited to help from a coach—are being asked by leaders nationwide.

I asked experts how they might explain the objective of business-related coaching programs in particular.

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Former Mayo Clinic employee improperly accessed 1,600-plus patient health records

a tall building: The Mayo Clinic's Gonda Building in Rochester, Minnesota, in 2014.

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The Mayo Clinic’s Gonda Building in Rochester, Minnesota, in 2014.

Mayo Clinic is notifying more than 1,600 patients that a former employee inappropriately accessed their health records, but apparently did not retain any information gleaned from them.

The Rochester-based health system said in a statement Monday afternoon that an unnamed health care worker looked at electronic “data elements” including patient names, demographic information, dates of birth, medical record numbers, clinical notes and, in some cases, medical images.

“Access was limited in duration, and Mayo has no evidence that any data was printed or retained by the former employee,” Mayo’s statement said. Social security numbers, payment card information and bank account numbers weren’t accessed.

Mayo is not identifying the former employee, but a spokeswoman confirmed the person is a licensed health care worker whose applicable licensing boards have been notified.

Asked whether

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How Your Company Can Support Employee Mental Health Year-Round

Anne Krog Iversen built, implemented and manages corporate mindfulness as Co-Founder, Chief DNA, People and Culture Officer at TimeXtender.

World Mental Health Day is October 10, 2020.

For too long, mental health has been a private issue that each person dealt with alone. However, over the years, progressive business organizations have instituted mental health programs at work, such as mindfulness, team exercise and break rooms to help their employees. While mental health programs at work are a growing trend, they’re even more important today with the pandemic upon us. 

At our company, we’ve made it a priority to support our employees while being dispersed and remote. While working from home does have its privileges (no commute, dress down, just to name a few), it can also cause isolation and loneliness. Given this, it’s important to address staying mentally healthy.  

As executive managers, we can develop socializing and communicative

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5 reasons why employee discounts make a difference to your employees

Many businesses may shy away from offering any type of employee discounts package to their employees, for the most part, they are afraid the costs spent won’t justify the investment at hand. But it is critical to note that employee discounts and benefits are so much more than just “perks” and add-ons for employees. When done comprehensively and correctly, they become a critical factor when building an ongoing workplace culture with measurable positive outcomes for employers and employees alike. Keeping your employees happy can have a plethora of positive consequences for your company: employee engagement, increased productivity, less absenteeism and reduced staff turnover to name a few. When employees feel looked after, cared for and that their wellbeing is taken into account, they generally work and respond in a more betrothed manner.

An employee discounts scheme can be a winner solution to achieve this. According to CIPD, employee benefits offer

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Paychex Introduces Solutions to Help Businesses Manage Employee Health and Safety

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As businesses across the U.S. reopen either on-site or virtually, many face new and evolving challenges with managing the health and safety of their workforce. Today, Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of HR, payroll, benefits, and insurance solutions, announced three new offerings to help its customers navigate new business and wellness needs, including COVID-19 leave tracking and screening, as well as health attestation solutions.

“Each phase of the COVID-19 pandemic brings new challenges that businesses must solve. Paychex has been by their side every step of the way, listening and providing resources and solutions that make it easier to continue business operations, despite the current challenges,” said Martin Mucci, Paychex president and CEO. “We’ve taken a leadership role in informing employers about COVID-19 guidance impacting their specific geography through innovative tools such as our COVID-19 State Resources Map, we’ve provided comprehensive

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Today at INVEST Digital Health Day 5: Employee benefits startups present to investor judges

Finish line ahead

Today is the final day of MedCity INVEST Digital Health virtual and once again the Pitch Perfect competition for startups is the main event. It includes startups across four tracks of digital health. Today’s track is employee benefits.

Click here to see agenda for the week. Register here.

The conference resumes at 3:30 pm ET and ends at 5 pm ET.

The companies in the employee benefits track include:

Beyond Lucid Technologies is the company behind the MEDIVIEW platform electronic patient care record (ePCR) platform, and MEDIVIEW BEACON Prehospital Health Information Exchange, which connects Mobile Medical agencies with ~200 hospitals and public health systems to date — in real time, for the first time — including for COVID-19 contact tracing / crew exposure tracking.

CEO: Jonathon Feit

Headquarters: Concord, CA

CareTribe is an AI powered digital platform that supports the dynamic needs of family caregivers and their loved ones.


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