Ingenious Med, 400 Cobb Galleria Parkway in the Cumberland area, recently completed its third annual Thrive Challenge, a 100-day team-centric physical activity program for employees.
The Thrive Challenge promotes fitness and nutrition for a healthier lifestyle by encouraging participant’s activity through company-provided Fitbit wrist bands, logging each participant’s daily steps. This year, more than 125 employees pledged to take at least 10,000 steps per day, more than a million steps by the end of the 100 days. Staff formed interdepartmental teams and motivated each other throughout the competition.
This year’s winner was Smita Palvia, a senior QA analyst at Ingenious Med, who exceeded expectations by taking more than two million steps throughout the course of the competition.
Throughout the challenge, Ingenious Med worked with health and wellness professionals to provide participants with expert guidance and support. In addition to a kitchen stocked year round with healthy snacks, the company offered Good Measure Meals, a fresh, local and portion and calorie controlled meal plan, to all participating employees at a subsidized rate to encourage healthy eating at the office.
“The Thrive Challenge stems from my belief that a company needs to nurture a healthy, balanced life for its employees,” said S. Hart Williford, CEO and president of Ingenious Med. “We offer several year-round wellness opportunities, but our staff loves a good challenge. Introducing Thrive as a competition really lights a fire under everyone, myself included. Each year, more people carry it past the official 100 days, too. It makes a lasting impression.”
Ingenious Med provides the leading patient encounter platform, a cloud-based, web and mobile point-of-care solution that automates the workflow of care teams in the areas of care coordination, charge capture and advanced analytics. Ingenious Med develops useful, usable solutions to increase the quality of care, protect and bolster revenue and put physicians’ time with their patients.
Founded in 1999 by a group of physicians that sought to use technology to address the unanswered needs of the health care providers with usable solutions, Ingenious Med serves more than 25,000 users in the nation’s leading health care facilities.
For more information, visit www.IngeniousMed.com.