Riverview Health, through its community wellness outreach program, recently completed its sixth annual "Waist Reduction" weight-loss challenge, which resulted in 419 pounds lost by all participants.
Beginning on Monday, April 9, employees from the City of Noblesville, City of Westfield, Hamilton County Government, Noblesville Schools, Riverview Health, Westfield Public Library and Westfield Washington Schools competed against one another for five weeks in the spirit of health and wellness.
"We look forward to hosting this each year," said Kristin Lamb, manager of Employer Clinics and Community Wellness at Riverview Health. "Participation from the local entities is energizing as it builds a sense of community while promoting health and wellness. Riverview Health Rehab & Fitness provided a variety of weekly exercise classes to support the efforts of the participants."
With the highest average weight loss of 3.97 percent, the traveling trophy went to Hamilton County Government. Riverview Health provided $100 gift cards to the male and female participants with the highest percentage of weight loss. This year¹s female winner was Barb Hull, employee of Hamilton County. Barb achieved an 8.9 percent weight reduction. The male winner was Sergeant Billy Adams, an officer with City of Westfield. Sergeant Adams achieved an impressive 9.6 percent weight reduction.
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.