SOURCE: Longitude Health, Inc.

Longitude Health, Inc.

May 19, 2011 10:00 ET

Child Health Corporation of America Selects Longitude Health to Deliver Comprehensive Health and Wellness Employee Benefit

New Employee Benefit to Provide Personal Coaching, Incentives and Online Resources for Individuals to Achieve Prevention, Wellness and Health Objectives

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - May 19, 2011) - Longitude Health, Inc. (www.longitudehealth.com), a technology based provider of guided health and wellness solutions, today announced that Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA) has selected its Total Health & Wellnesssm program to provide integrated wellness and disease management for all eligible employees and interested spouses.

"CHCA has always placed a priority on employee health and wellbeing," states Larry Gardner, CHCA Vice President, Human Resources. "Implementing the Longitude Health program will increase the health and productivity of our employees which in turn positions us to better serve children's hospitals," said Gardner. "It's another reason we're one of Kansas City's Best Places to Work."

The Longitude Health program is built on the company's proprietary MyHealthVillage.com health portal and provides the most comprehensive set of support resources available; including:

  • Financial incentives that reward participation and achievement
  • Secure and simple tools for assessing and managing an individual's health status
  • Online social networking and community support at MyHealthVillage.com
  • Trained Longitude HealthGuides to provide personalized coaching and support

"Child Health Corporation of America's commitment to its mission of providing the safest and highest quality of care to America's children depends on its own ability to support the wellbeing of its most important asset; its team of professionals," shared Tracy W. Korman, CEO of Longitude Health. "We are thrilled to be able to work with Child Health Corporation of America and its employees to build an enduring culture of wellness."

About Child Corporation of America
Established in 1985 and headquartered in Shawnee Mission, KS, CHCA is owned and operated by 43 non-competing, freestanding children's hospitals that share data, knowledge and buying power to reduce costs and improve clinical and operational performance in children's hospitals. CHCA Owner Hospitals perform better together, ultimately advancing the quality of care available to America's children. On April 1, 2011, CHCA, the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) and the National Association of Children's Hospitals (N.A.C.H.) announced their merger into a single organization governed by a common board of trustees and the alignment of organizational capabilities to support common goals. For more information, visit http://www.chca.com/index_flash.html.

About Longitude Health, Inc.
Based in New Jersey and with operations in Missouri, Longitude Health (www.longitudehealth.com) offers comprehensive web-based, guided health and productivity improvement solutions. Its flexible tools and holistic approaches provide incentives, integrate with primary care physician oversight and enable social networking support for a completely collaborative solution leading to sustainable, long-term, healthy life style habits. Longitude Health's MyHealthVillage.com portal and HealthGuides provide businesses with a highly-valued employee benefit that contributes to the value of the enterprise.

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