Comprehensive Wellness Solutions

As a more robust, comprehensive wellness solution, Ochsner has developed “Pathway to Wellness,” which will be customized for your organization.

Comprehensive Wellness Solutions include:

Wellness Program Management and Portal

Ochsner will partner with your organization to design a three-year wellness strategy, including a wellness operating plan, implementation of quarterly activity challenges, serve on your Wellness Committee and provide navigation and access to your employees for healthcare.

Through this comprehensive program, your employer will have access to the Ochsner Wellness portal, which is customized to reflect your company's culture, incentive design and overall population health goals. The Portal allows for validated activity tracking, individualized educational plans, health coaching, health risk assessment tools and biometric data uploads. There are many unique features available to drive engagement and to measure outcomes, including access to robust summary and cohort reporting that will help you trend and measure your progress more effectively.

The Ochsner Wellness Portal also includes a part-time Wellness Coordinator to help you create a wellness vision for your company while working seamlessly with your team to implement and manage your program and build a true wellness culture at the workplace.

On-site Biometrics

Screening events will be conducted to help employees identify potential health issues through on-site measurements of cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure, waist circumference and Body Mass Index (BMI). Results are provided immediately following the screening through a one-on-one consultation with a Registered Nurse. This assurance of health and early predictability of certain diseases results in much more physically and mentally healthy individuals.

To schedule your on-site screening, contact Cathy Hernaez at chernaez@ochsner.org.

Health Risk Assessment, Risk Stratification and Reporting

We help each employee learn about his or her health status through an online health risk assessment. The resulting health status is determined through employee biometric data along with employee responses to questions about health behaviors and habits. The online program also provides aggregate data on organizational health trends useful to determine percentages of employees that are low, medium, or high risk for developing chronic illnesses. Reports track these factors annually and help your company assess the efficacy of your health interventions. Our wellness coordinator and health coaches will partner with the employee to determine intervention strategies and improve the overall health of your employees.

Health Coaching

Ochsner has built a staff of health coaches by matching medical expertise and training to the need of your employees. Four of the top five risk factors of our coaching participants are diet and weight control, physical inactivity, stress and high blood pressure. To respond to those risks, our coaches have a dietetics or nursing background and are organized into teams that can be matched to address your individual needs. Our health coaches have earned a four-year degree in a health science or health promotion field and have obtained a license in their field of practice and are certified as a Well Coach.

The knowledge of our health coaches only makes up part of the equation in helping someone change their lifestyle or habits. To help someone change a negative behavior, such as smoking, takes more than a health degree. Our health coaches go beyond mastering health as a science-they understand health as a behavior. Our health coaches will help you:

  • understand the value of your good health
  • address resistance to change
  • set short and long term goals
  • build and sustain a supportive environment
  • overcome challenging obstacles
  • celebrate successes

Wellness Workshops/Challenges

We will provide various challenges on exercise, nutrition, weight management, stress, and smoking cessation, including:

  • 2 Virgin Pulse Wide Quest Challenges per year
  • 2 Corporate-based challenges per year
  • Monthly individual challenges
  • Personal challenges as required

Education

Ochsner’s quarterly “Hello Health at Work” seminars are presented by physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and other health professionals on topics of interest. These topics can be tailored to what is most appropriate for your company’s specific health risks.

In addition, we will provide electronic monthly newsletters and articles addressing monthly health topics, specific risks, and points of interest as requested.

Nurse Navigation and Physician Appointment Scheduling

A registered nurse is available 24/7 to answer health care questions, as well as to help your employees schedule their appointments.

Incentive Design and Implementation

Your wellness coordinator will help to develop an incentive program that will help to drive employee engagement in the program. This incentive can be in the form of gift cards, time off from work or a premium incentive.

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