Baptist Health and YMCA expand corporate health program adding Jaguars and other area businesses
May 20, 2015 | Jacksonville, FL
The corporate health program launched in 2014 by Baptist Health and the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast has recently added the Jacksonville Jaguars to its client list.
Baptist Health and the Y teamed up to create PATH, or Personalized Approach to Health, to help local employers enhance the health of their employees. National studies show that corporate health programs can benefit companies and employees through increased productivity, lower absentee rates, reduced health care costs and fewer Worker’s Compensation claims.
PATH enables companies to identify the risk factors specific to their employee population, and then personalize effective solutions for their employees. It goes beyond screenings and risk assessments to help employees make healthy changes, with the support of the combined expertise of Baptist Health and the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast.
In addition to the Jaguars, other local employers who have selected PATH as their corporate health program include Arizona Chemical Company; Ennis Pellum & Associates, CPAs; Gate Petroleum Company; and Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition.
“PATH fills a need in the community by connecting employees to the local resources they need to improve their health and well-being, with a focus on helping people who are at greatest risk for preventable health issues such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes and stress,” said Hugh Greene, Baptist Health president and CEO.
The Jaguars is implementing the PATH program in conjunction with its overall wellness challenge for its 180 employees. Baptist Health and YMCA will be doing a biometric screening May 22 with the Jaguars.
“Just as health and safety are clearly priorities for the National Football League, health and safety are equally important to us for our employees,” said Jaguars president Mark Lamping. “Good health and quality of life help make everyone happier and more productive, both in their job and in their personal life. To that end we appreciate the support and services provided through Baptist Health and the YMCA’s PATH program.”
To learn more about the PATH program, call 904.202.4411 or visit www.createapath.com