COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 01/16/13 -- The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Healthy Ohio Business Council (HOBC) have named Quantum Health as a 2012 Healthy Ohio Healthy Worksite Award - Bronze Winner in the Small Business category. ODH Director Theodore E. Wymyslo, M.D. and Laura Ritzler, chair of the HOBC, will present the award at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Embassy Suites Columbus-Dublin.
Sponsored by Aetna, the 2012 Awards will honor employers that have demonstrated a commitment to employee health by incorporating comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs, and have encouraged employee health, enhanced productivity, and ensured a healthy work environment.
"We're very grateful to be recognized by the Ohio Department of Health and the Healthy Ohio Business Council for our efforts to create a healthy workplace," said Kara Trott, CEO of Quantum Health. "We wholeheartedly believe that in order for our employees to take the best possible care of our clients, we must first take care of them in all aspects. Whether that's through things like our on-site gym, our 'Turkey-Trot' walk/run on Thanksgiving morning, providing free snacks such as fresh fruit & nuts, or our Serenity Room complete with massage chair to relax and refocus on stressful days, we know it all adds up to a healthier, happier workforce."
A total of 35 Ohio businesses will be honored with the award during the Health Action Council 2013 Annual Conference, an event which features national experts on health reform, health care systems and health benefits.
"Employee health and wellness efforts result in major benefits for both employer and employee," said HOBC chair Ritzler. "Positive returns on investment are realized in employees who improve their health, resulting in decreased rates of absenteeism and increased productivity. Employers also realize reductions in health care costs and an overall increase in productivity and job satisfaction."
To see a complete list of 2012 Healthy Ohio Healthy Worksite Award recipients, visit http://www.healthyohioprogram.org/Businesses/howkawd.aspx.
About Quantum Health
Founded in Columbus in 1999, Quantum Health is an award-winning care management and health improvement company serving the healthcare needs of more than 330,000 members at nearly 80 self-funded public and private sector organizations including hospital systems, manufacturers, coalitions, school districts, technology, entertainment, and retail companies across the U.S. Through its real-time, "virtual medical home" concept that saves employers 5-8% in healthcare costs without reducing health benefits, Quantum Health Care Coordinators help patients, their families, and their physicians work together to ensure proper care, eliminating redundant, delayed and questionable care -- literally driving unnecessary medical costs and confusion out of the system. For more information about Quantum Health, visit: www.quantum-health.com.
About the Healthy Ohio Business Council
The Ohio Department of Health is committed to working with Ohio businesses to promote health and wellness programming within the workplace. This mission is facilitated by the 20 member companies that comprise the Executive Committee of the Healthy Ohio Business Council. These companies were selected based on a proven commitment to providing health and wellness programs for their employees. Council members work with other Ohio companies to encourage the creation of additional workplace programs. The Healthy Ohio Business Council and its seven statewide regional councils are a group of Ohio companies sharing best practices for a healthy workforce and a healthy economy. For more information on the Healthy Ohio Healthy Worksite Award program, visit: www.healthyohioprogram.org.