Noblesville—Riverview Health, through its corporate wellness program, recently completed the fourth annual “Waist Reduction” weight-loss challenge. Beginning on January 11, employees from the City of Noblesville, Westfield Washington Schools, Hamilton County Government, Noblesville School Corporation, Riverview Health, Meyer Najem and Taylored Systems competed against one another in the spirit of health and wellness. This eight-week program was developed to build a sense of community and to provide an incentive for the new year to make lifestyle changes through healthy eating, exercise and weight loss. Riverview Health Rehab & Fitness provided two fitness classes per week to support the efforts of the participants. The Wellness team at Riverview Health also held three presentations.
“A total of 181 pounds were lost by all participants throughout the eight-week program,” said Mindi Matthews, director of Health & Wellness at Riverview Health. “Aside from the weight loss, the great thing about this program is it gets people to establish a healthier lifestyle, which is the ultimate goal.”
Participants were challenged to lose weight, with the top prize—a $100 Amazon gift card provided by Riverview Health—awarded to the male and female participants with the greatest weight loss percentage.
With an average weight loss of nearly three percent, the traveling trophy went to Noblesville School Corporation.
Riverview Health is comprised of a full-service, 156-bed hospital in Noblesville and a hospital in Westfield with 20 beds. Also included are 23 primary, immediate and specialty-care facilities in Hamilton County. Riverview Health provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in more than 35 healthcare specialties and has been frequently recognized for its clinical and service excellence. National achievements include Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery award (2019) and Outstanding Patient Experience award (2017-2018). Leapfrog Group awarded Riverview Health an A grade—the highest grade possible—for patient safety in 2017. As one of the largest employers in Hamilton County, Riverview Health recently received the Five-Star AchieveWELL Award through the Wellness Council of Indiana and was honored at the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit.