SOURCE: Plus One Health Management, Inc.

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July 06, 2010 15:47 ET

Plus One Sets Wellness Vision for the Future

Industry Leaders Share Health Promotion Best Practices at Annual Roundtable

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 6, 2010) -  In its ongoing effort to keep clients and key partners at the forefront of health promotion strategies in the workplace, Plus One hosted its annual Wellness Roundtable at the Cisco campus in San Jose, California today. Themed "Wellness Rx for the Future: Healthy Lifestyles as Medicine," the event provided leaders from across the country the opportunity to explore how the most progressive companies and experts approach their employee wellness programs while achieving the greatest return on investment. 

Dr. Pam Hymel, Cisco's Corporate Medical Director, led off the panel and discussed how Cisco executes on their vision for "enhancing the health and well-being of employees and their families leading to healthier, more fulfilling lives and greater productivity." Through their comprehensive HealthConnections program, Cisco has created a vehicle to determine the most prevalent risk factors among their population, deliver targeted programs for engagement, and offer a single point of origin for family healthcare. 

Next, Dr. Kerry Olsen, Medical Director for Mayo Clinic's Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, reiterated the importance of the event's theme that "exercise is medicine." He shared how he and his team execute on their goal to "reach the hard to reach employees" and motivate them towards healthier lifestyles by focusing on the body, mind, and spirit. Through the Healthy Living Center's utilization incentives, a direct correlation has been seen in risk factor reduction among Mayo's population.

Ken Shachmut, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Health Initiatives & Re-engineering for Safeway, closed the panel portion of the event. He shared how Safeway has been able to stand alone in holding their healthcare costs flat for the past five years through incentive based programs and more transparent employee communications. Comparing healthcare costs to Safeway's core business, Ken asked attendees: "After you go grocery shopping, are you ever told you will receive a receipt after 30 days with the cost of purchase?"

Those attending the event took full advantage of the networking opportunities the setting provided, as well as toured the world class Cisco LifeConnections Health Center and Fitness Center managed by Plus One. Mike Motta, Plus One Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, hailed the success of the event: "The speakers today are testament to the power regular physical activity and comprehensive wellness programs can have on the health not only of a corporation's employees, but their bottom line as well. I am proud that we were able to deliver an event like this for our clients and look forward to continuing to provide wellness solutions that deliver results."

About Plus One
Plus One Health Management Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive wellness solutions for corporations and other discerning organizations. From the design, development, and management of on-site wellness centers, to the creation and execution of results-focused employee wellness programs, to the five-star delivery of hospitality spa and fitness services, Plus One applies an integrated approach to individual and employee wellness. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial services firms, law partnerships, and world leaders in the media, biotechnology, energy, and pharmaceutical industries. Founded in 1986, today Plus One employs more than 1,500 professionals nationwide. For more information, please visit www.plusonehealthmanagement.com.

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