McLeod Healthier You Program Honored as a 2019 LiveLifeBlue Winner by BlueCross BlueShield

Staff Report From Florence CEO

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

The McLeod Healthier You Program has been recognized as a 2019 LiveLifeBlue Winner by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Each year, BlueCross recognizes South Carolina companies that set the bar for corporate responsibility in the area of health and well-being.

Recipients of the coveted “Blue Shoe” award have implemented corporate-level policies and programs. The LiveLifeBlue program encourages fellow South Carolina employers to play an active role in promoting health and wellness. The organization believes that companies have a responsibility and powerful opportunity to improve the well-being of the people at their company and in their community.

McLeod was honored for its effort to help employees who are dealing with chronic health conditions such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes and hyperlipidemia through the Healthier You program. Aspects of the program that BlueCross acknowledged include:

A 12-week virtual program for weight loss. Employees receive encouragement and support with a focus on lifestyle changes. The program also aims to improve employees’ blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

A Diabetic Registry program that gives employees free access to certain diabetes medications and supplies as well as the assistance of a health care manager to help them make changes in their lifestyle.

A Smoking Cessation program that pairs employees with a certified health coach to work with them over a 12-week period.