- Nov. 6, 2018
-- Esse Health recently was recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as a finalist for the Healthiest Employer award. "I am delighted that Esse Health has been recognized as a 2018 St. Louis Business Journal Healthiest Employer Award finalist" said Mike Castellano, CEO of Esse Health. "Our motto 'We Want You Well' applies not only to our patients but our associates too. It takes more than just diet and exercise to address the multiple areas of employee well-being. It includes support for physical, social and emotional aspects."
Esse Health was a finalist in the large employer category. Its wellness program was measured on six key categories, which included foundational components, strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and interventions, reporting and analytics, and leadership commitment.
The Healthiest Employers award recognizes local organizations that commit to making wellness a priority and proactively shape the health of their employees through innovative programs that go beyond traditional wellness screenings and lunch-and-learn sessions. Now in its eighth year, nearly 75 local organizations completed applications for consideration in this years' Healthiest Employer award.
Esse Health is a St. Louis-based, independent physician group that strives to improve the overall well-being of its patients through patient education, lifestyle modification and prevention. Esse Health has been awarded Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) 2017 recognition by the National Committee on Quality Assurance. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Million Hearts Initiative recognized Esse Health as a 2014 Hypertension Control Champion for its success in helping patients control their high blood pressure. With 45 locations throughout the St. Louis and Metro East area, Esse Health's services include asthma, allergy and immunology, family medicine, gastroenterology, internal medicine, nutrition, orthopedics, pediatrics, radiology and urology. Esse Health is a recognized leader in using technology in health care and physician accountability for both quality and cost-of-care. For more information on Esse Health, visit www.essehealth.com