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Adventist Health Named Among America's Healthiest 100 Workplaces

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adventist Health has been named among the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. The announcement was made today by Healthiest Employers, a leader in employee health analytics, best practices and benchmark data. Adventist Health was ranked the twelfth healthiest company in the nation due to remarkable and sustainable success through a broad range of corporate wellness programs and employee wellness initiatives.

Adventist Health attained this recognition as the culmination of a year-long, highly selective two-stage assessment process spanning the United States to include companies of all sizes from all regions and industries.

"A focus on wellness defined by treating the mind, body and spirit has been the foundation of our mission at Adventist Health for more than century," states Tom Russell, President and CEO of Adventist Medical Center. The process begins with employees actively participating in an integrated corporate wellness program known as LivingWell. "Our employees understand that healthy caregivers provide better care to patients," continues Russell. The organization believes that providing employees tools for their wellness journey, enables them to pay it forward by creating healthy communities. Adventist Health is ranked number 12 in the nation among the 100 healthiest workplaces.

The national award recognizes employers who have comprehensively incorporated the most effective employee wellness programs and practices. The Healthiest 100 have successfully implemented practical, effective and continuously improving corporate wellness strategies for creating a sustainably healthy workplace.

Rod Reasen II, President of Healthiest Employers, notes that "This highly selective award recognizes employers who demonstrate exceptional leadership in using wellness as a strategy to drive workplace productivity, employee health, and community wellbeing. As these employers demonstrate, every organization has a path to the Healthiest 100, regardless of size, industry or geography."

About Adventist Health Adventist Medical Center (AMC), located in southeast Portland, is a nonprofit, 302-bed acute care facility, offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services throughout the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area is the flagship of Adventist Health services in the Portland area. Adventist Health-Portland, is staffed my more than 2,000 employees and includes 37 primary care and specialty clinics in the metro area.                                                                                                                                 

Adventist Health-Portland is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.

Our workforce of 28,700 includes more than 21,000 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,000 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 150 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, six hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit our website at www.adventisthealthnw.comfor more information.

About Healthiest Employers Healthiest Employers provides corporate wellness best practices and benchmark data and employee health analytics to employers, providers, carriers, brokers and consultants. This suite of proprietary tools includes Springbuk for intuitive health analytics (Spring 2014), the 360 Insight Series, and Corporate Wellness and Trend Reports for best practices and benchmark research. HE's national Directory helps employers select customer-ranked wellness vendors.

Media Contacts:
Judy Leach, Director,
Adventist Health,
(503) 251-6162,
leachjl@ah.org


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