Union Hospital Selects Aegis Health Group to Support Local Employers in Fostering a Healthier Workforce, Lower Healthcare Costs

<0> for Aegis Health GroupCarol Stevenson, 818-597-8453, x-3 </0>

, has partnered with to help improve the health of its community by building new relationships with area employers through employer-based wellness initiatives.

“By working with area employers to identify specific employee health risks, we can help mitigate potential health-related claims, which reduces rising healthcare costs and encourages a healthier workforce,” said Wayne Hutson, executive vice president and CFO for Union Hospital.

Aegis’ succeeds because it achieves a win-win-win relationship for all of the involved parties. Such partnerships benefit hospitals by creating healthier communities and establishing themselves as the provider of choice. Employers win by fostering a healthier workforce, which increases productivity and results in savings on insurance premiums, absenteeism and workers’ compensation claims. Employees learn more about their health risks and gain the knowledge and tools they need to lead a healthier lifestyle.

“At a time when healthcare costs are rising at an alarming rate, hospital-employer partnerships truly are the ‘right approach at the right time,’” said Pearson Talbert, president and CEO of Aegis Health Group.

Aegis Health Group has assisted hundreds of hospitals with proven-effective business development strategies for more than 20 years. Its strategic solutions enable hospitals to grow market share and revenue by identifying and intelligently managing the health risks of local consumers within the community they serve. Complementing thisAegis’ data-driven Physician Relationship Management strategy creates strategic alignment between hospitals and their medical staff to drive service -line growth, enhanced patient care and quality, and timely issue resolution. Further information about Aegis is available at or on their blog at .

Union Hospital was founded in 1892 as a 20-bed facility. Today the 350-bed not-for profit hospital located in Terre Haute, Indiana, is a regional referral center, serving patients in west central Indiana and east central Illinois. The Union Health System includes Union Hospital Clinton – a 25-bed critical access hospital – and a large staff of physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers. Union Hospital is the largest provider of healthcare services between Indianapolis and St. Louis, providing quality care to all, regardless of ability to pay. For more information, visit .