SOURCE: Presence Health

August 05, 2014 09:59 ET

Presence Health Partners With Divvy for Employee Wellness Program

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2014) - Presence Health today, as the newest Corporate Member of the Divvy bike share system, announced it has become the first health system in Chicago to support annual employee Divvy memberships to promote healthy lifestyles throughout its organization.

Recognizing how Divvy has transformed mobility and encouraged citizens to be more active, Presence Health offered discounted memberships to its more than 21,000 employees, including free annual memberships to the first 100 employees who signed up with the program.

"Health and wellness starts with our employees, and our partnership with Divvy gives them a fun way to exercise while commuting to work in our city Ministries," said Sandra Bruce, President & CEO, Presence Health. "This is only the first phase of our partnership as we look forward to promoting more active and healthy lifestyles both inside and outside of our organization."

"We're thrilled to have Presence Health join our Corporate Membership program," said Elliot Greenberger, General Manager of Divvy. "They're making it easier for employees to get around the city in a way that's not only healthy, but also fun and affordable. We're looking forward to working with them and watching how this impacts their employee wellness."

"Healthy Chicago, our citywide public health agenda, calls for Chicago residents to make smart and healthy choices. I applaud Presence Health for joining this effort and actively contributing to the well-being of their employees and our city," said Dr. Bechara Choucair, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health. 

Divvy currently has over 300 stations with 3,000 bikes. Each rider with an annual membership will have access to the entire fleet.

About Presence Health
Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, created in November, 2011 through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. With over 150 sites of care, including 12 hospitals, Presence Health has more than 21,000 employees, 4,000 medical professionals and a revenue base of nearly $3 billion.

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