Sentara/Optima Health: The Wellness Payoff

In 2008, Sentara Healthcare implemented an incentive-based health and wellness program for employees. Over the past two years, health indicators for participating employees have improved significantly, and the program has achieved a net savings of $3.4 million.

"My diabetes is no longer...I'm not at risk for that. My blood pressure has gone down immensely. My cholesterol numbers have gone down, and so I feel very good about my personal health profile."
- Sherrie Harris, Sentara Healthcare employee

" I feel great. I'm healthy, and I'm healthy for the first time in years." 
-Mary Writesel, Sentara Healthcare employee

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