Thompson Coburn was honored recently as a finalist for the St. Louis Business Journal’s 2016 Healthiest Employers awards. The awards honor St. Louis-based employers who have developed outstanding health and wellness programs for their employees.
Thompson Coburn was named a finalist in the “Large employers,” category, which includes St. Louis companies with 500 to 1,499 employees. As part of the awards, TC was honored for various wellness initiatives, including the availability of biometric screenings and an online health assessment, medical services, mammograms and flu shots, and consultations with wellness coaches.
The Business Journal noted that through their participation in wellness initiatives, dozens of Thompson Coburn employees have seen their risk factors drop year-over-year for coronary artery disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.
The Business Journal program highlighted legal secretary Stefanie Kreamalmeyer, who said, “One of the most beneficial parts of the program for me is the biometric screenings. The screenings do not allow you to just ‘think’ you are healthy. The numbers are there in black and white and are a huge factor in my decision to be more proactive in my eating and exercise choices.
“Last October was a milestone birthday for me and I made the decision to start eating a vegetarian diet. Additionally, exercise has not been something that I looked forward to and I never had a regular routine or a workout that I really enjoyed. But receiving points for activity within our program has encouraged me to become more active. Walking and riding a recumbent bike have become my exercise of choice. I have made a habit of aiming for at least 20 minutes of activity a day. This may not sound like much but for someone like me, it is a great improvement.”
A breakfast was held at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton on October 27 to recognize all nominees. In attendance at that breakfast were Tom Minogue, Tom Polcyn, Michele Kloeppel, Steve Blackwell, Jen Barton, Cindy Baumann, Terry Flynn, Stefanie Kreamalmeyer, and Jan Gettys.
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