ShapeUp client Cleveland Clinic is featured in this CNN story about its efforts to promote wellness internally and in the community.
Excerpt from the article:
The clinic staff tries to set an example: Yoga classes on the roof; exercise facilities; healthier choices in both the staff and public cafeteria; walking routes in the halls and on the grounds; a policy that forbids hiring smokers. So far, CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove says the staff has lost a combined 75,000 pounds — an emphasis on wellness that he says will without a doubt lower the hospital’s own health care costs. “Seventy percent of the cost in health care is from chronic disease,” Cosgrove told us in an interview at his Cleveland Clinic office. “And chronic diseases come from really three big things — from obesity, from lack of exercise and from smoking. And it also results in 40 percent of the premature deaths in the United States. So we have to do something as a nation to begin to deal with all those.”