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Four Greater-Memphis Hospitals Score an "A" on Latest Release of Hospital Safety Score

Memphis Business Group on Health is pleased to recognize those greater-Memphis, west Tennessee, and north Mississippi hospitals that have made a commitment to putting safety first, earning an ‘A’ in the April 29, 2014 release of the Hospital Safety Score, including:  Greater Memphis  West Tennessee  North Mississippi 1. Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital 2. Methodist University... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Employers Share Efforts to Adopt Value-based Health Benefit Strategies

NOTE: MBGH members have access to a Purchaser Self-Assessment Tool that will help you identify where you need to improve the effectiveness of your health benefit plan. This tool can lay a foundation for you to move in a similar direction as these employers. Contact Cristie Travis for more information. From the National Business Coalition on Health:  Improving health while reducing costs was a key focus for the employers who participated in the American Health Strategy Project... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wonder How Much Your Physician is Paid by Medicare? Now You Can Know!

From the National Business Coalition on Health:  After decades of secrecy, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released files on charges and paid amounts to 880,000 medical providers who received $77.4 billion in 2012.  It is likely that these are aggregate data, lacking the individual claim detail that would help purchasers identify which providers consistently deliver the highest quality care at the lowest episodic cost. But CMS' release indicates that they no... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Financial Wellness Can Affect Company Bottom Line

The problem of financial illiteracy is widespread throughout the U.S and it can directly impact workplace productivity.  There are clear causal relationships between people who are financially stressed leading to higher costs in the workplace compared to those who are not financially stressed. Employees who are stressed financially tend to have higher health care expenses, costing about $300 per employee per year stemming from anxiety, insomnia, headaches and depression. There is also... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Company Spotlight: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is one of the thirty-three leading area employers committed to creating a Culture of Health within their organization. St. Jude signed on to MBGH’s Culture of Health Initiative in April of last year and they have been expanding upon their health and wellness programming ever since.   Health is central to the mission of St. Jude and they are proud to support their employees in efforts to lead more healthy lifestyles. The hospital's employee... Read More
Posted by Tara Hill at Friday, April 4, 2014

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