Improve Employee Health and Reduce Health Care Costs

October 3, 2008

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wellness and Corporate Health Services of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is hosting a seminar, “Implementing an Effective Wellness Program: Strategies That Work” Friday, Oct. 10. The seminar is from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Commons conference room on the ground floor of the Nutrition Center at Wake Forest Baptist.

This free seminar is for benefits managers, health promotion program directors, employee wellness coordinators, human resources directors, local employers or anyone interested in learning more about worksite wellness programs.

Participants will learn methods to improve employee health and reduce health care costs. As annual expenditures for health care in the United States continue to rise, employers are becoming increasingly aware that modifiable health risks such as inactivity, smoking, obesity and poor nutrition affect the health and productivity of their employees and their bottom line.

“Controlling health care costs is a top priority of employers today, ” said Leigh Jones, manager, Wellness and Corporate Health Services at Wake Forest Baptist. “Through this seminar, we are bringing together experts and resources to educate employers about best practices and proven strategies for worksite wellness.”

Wellness and Corporate Health Services of Wake Forest Baptist has served the corporate community since 1992 by providing ongoing access to medical services, wellness programs, and community resources.

Registration is required by calling (336) 716-1270 or visit Lunch will be provided and free parking is available in the employee parking deck on Hawthorne Rd.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Media are invited to attend all or part of the seminar.


Media Contact: Lisa Long (336) 716-4588,; Bonnie Davis (336) 716-4977,; or Shannon Koontz (336) 716-2415,

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